Kantibhai Maganbhai Patel

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 14 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1038
  1. John Billinghurst

Born in Uganda, Kantibhai Maganbhai Patel (“Kanti”) studied medicine in India and came to Britain for postgraduate training. He returned to Uganda in 1962 as a lecturer in medicine at the Makerere Medical School and physician at Mulago Hospital. His clinical and teaching abilities were widely appreciated, and his studies studies included a survey of admissions to the hospital. He helped raise funds for community projects in his ancestral village in India. In 1972, his family were forced to leave Uganda. Kanti re-established himself in England as a general practitioner in south London and a part time clinician in the chest department at St George’s Hospital. He leaves his wife, Manju; two daughters; and five grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1038


  • Former general practitioner, Morden, Surrey (b 1931; q Grant Medical College, Bombay 1956; DCH, FRCPE), died from complications of diabetes on 25 July 2011.