Roointon Faridoon Boomla

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 02 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3469
  1. Kambiz Boomla, Soraya Boomla

Roointon Faridoon Boomla (“Rooin”) was born in Bombay, the eldest son of a Parsee GP, and came to the UK at the age of 10 when his father decided to emigrate here.

He trained at Barts and qualified in the middle of the war. He had planned to return to India after qualifying to join the fight for Indian independence, but the premature death of his father changed his life plans. He had to take over and run the family practice in Plumstead and see his younger brother through school.

Eventually he was conscripted and posted to Burma in …

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