Bhagwan Khushaldas Samtani

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 09 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4221
  1. Richard Walters

Bhagwan Khushaldas Samtani, known as “Bhagu” and “Sam” at different times in his life, was a larger than life personality throughout his professional career.

Sam was born in Karachi of pre-partition India; his father was a civil engineer. Schooling included Poona College, and medical graduation, with two distinctions, was from Bombay Medical School. Sports were to be important in Sam’s younger life. He represented his college at both tennis and cricket, achieving captaincy in the latter, and an accolade as sportsman of the year. Ballroom dancing was another passion, leading to the winning of trophies.

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