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Biographical entry Billimoria, Bomy Rustomjee (1916 - 1962)

OBE; MRCS 11 November 1937; FRCS 12 December 1940.

Poona, India
8 October 1962
Thoracic surgeon


Born at Poona in 1916, the son of a doctor who founded the Bel Air Sanatorium, Panchgane, Poona, he received his medical education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, qualifying in 1937. After house appointments he worked at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex as assistant to Sir Thomas Dunhill, and eventually became chief assistant to Sir Thomas Holmes Sellors.

At the end of the war he returned to India and was appointed thoracic surgeon to St George's Hospital, Bombay, and Bel-Air Hospital, Poona. His competence as a thoracic surgeon became recognised throughout India.

He was married with a young family, and died at the age of 46 on 8 October 1962.

Sources used to compile this entry: Brit med J 1962, 2, 1199 by NLR].

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