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Biographical entry Mukherji, Santanu ( - 2010)

FRCS 1968; MB BS Calcutta 1956; FRCS Edin 1968.

General practitioner


Santanu Mukherji was a general practitioner in Yorkshire, with a special interest in cardiology. He was born in Calcutta. His father, Captain Maniklal Mukherji, was a founder member of the Indian Radiological Association, and physician to and friend of the poet Rabindranath Tagore, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Santanu was educated at St Xavier's College, Calcutta, and the Nilratan Sircar Medical College (formally the Campbell Medical School). He went to Britain for postgraduate studies, and gained his FRCS and FRCS Edinburgh in the same year, 1968.

He was appreciated by his fellow doctors. Derek J Rowlands, a consultant cardiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary, records how he was 'a delightful, stimulating and inspirational colleague'.

He was survived by his wife Dee, his son and two daughters, and one granddaughter. One of his daughters entered the medical profession

Dee Mukherji

The Royal College of Surgeons of England