Mohan Lal PoddarBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.407-c (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:407
Mohan Lal PoddarGeneral practitioner Barrhead, Glasgow, 1968-96 (b 1929; q Darbhanga, Bihar, India, 1953; DTM&H Calcutta, DCH Glasgow, MRCGP), died from a myocardial infarction on 29 May 2005.
He was born in Village Bettia (Bihar). After qualifying from Darbhanga Medical College, Bihar, India, he did SHO posts at Prince of Wales Medical College Hospital, Patna, and general practice at the State Medical Service, Bihar (July 1954 to December 1964). He came to the UK in 1965 and did hospital jobs as an SHO and registrar at hospitals in Boston (Lincolnshire), Edinburgh, Leicester, and Glasgow.
He started his singlehanded practice in 1968 and proved himself to be a hard working, competent, and caring doctor. He was extremely popular among his GP and hospital colleagues, with whom he established an excellent relationship, mainly for the benefit of his patients. His patients always thought very highly of him. He was very well known and respected among the religious and business community in Glasgow. He had an instant appeal and got on very well with people of all ages. He was very fond of travelling and visited various parts of the world and enjoyed his holidays and cruises. He was a great family man and had a very close relationship with all of the family members. He celebrated his diamond wedding anniversary on 30 April 2005. He underwent surgery for cervical spondylosis; thereafter his condition gradually deteriorated and he passed away on 29 May 2005 at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow.
He leaves a wife, Kailash Devi; three sons; three daughters-in-law; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Two grandsons qualified as doctors in June 2005. [Prem Misra]
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