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Biographical entry Gandhi, Abhayakumar Gulabchand (1928 - 2001)

MB BS Bombay 1959; DLO 1960; FRCS Edin 1965; FRCS 1994.

22 February 2001
ENT surgeon


Abhayakumar Gulabchand Gandhi (known as 'Arun') was a consultant ENT surgeon at St James's and Seacroft University hospitals, Leeds, and an honorary senior lecturer in otorhinolaryngology at the University of Leeds. He qualified MB BS from Bombay in 1959 and then worked in villages in Karnataka and at the Christian Medical College, Vellore.

He went to the UK, where he trained in High Wycombe, Warrington, Liverpool and Barnsley. In 1965 he was appointed as an ENT senior registrar at Leeds General Infirmary and subsequently became a consultant.

He gained his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1965 and was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons ad eundem in 1994.

In his retirement he travelled and learnt French. He had a passion for fast cars.

Abhayakumar Gulabchand Gandhi died on 22 February 2001 from metastatic carcinoma. He was survived by his widow Vimal, two children and four grandchildren.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2002 324 429 - accessed 22 December 2016].

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