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Turabali M H Chakera

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 29 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6262
  1. Kishore Shah

Turabali M H Chakera (“Turab”) was born in Dar Es Salaam, Tanganyika (now Tanzania, Africa), the middle child in a family of five children. After initial education in east Africa, Turab, at the age of 15 years, was sent to the UK to study for A levels and then read medicine at the University of Birmingham Medical School. After completing house jobs in Birmingham, he held senior house officer posts in Plymouth and then a registrar position in Southampton, obtaining his membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1970. He returned to Africa to work with the Zambian Flying Doctor Service, where he met Margaret, and they were …

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