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Razia Sultana Mir

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 25 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4049
  1. Sabuhi Gard

Razia Sultana Mir was born in Multan in British India (now in Pakistan), the youngest of five siblings. Determined to become a doctor at a young age, she would recount how she would take a “tonga” to Nishtar Medical College and Hospital in the southern Punjab every day in the punishing heat, in order to study for her five year MBBS degree.

Razia was named after Razia Sultana, the first female sultan of Delhi (from 1236 to 1240). She definitely lived up to her name and was a pioneer, not only during her 40 year career as a GP in the NHS, but by overcoming extreme prejudice as a junior doctor in Scotland in the 1960.

In 1965 she had …

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