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Biographical entry Ghanekar, Dinker Govind (1934 - 2000)

MRCS and FRCS 1967; MB BS Bombay 1958.

13 February 2000
ENT surgeon


Ghanekar qualified in Bombay and came to England to specialise in ENT, working at first in Farnborough, Liverpool and Burton-upon-Trent where he was appointed a consultant otolaryngologist and was involved in planning a new ENT unit. He was particularly interested in surgery of the parotid. Later he moved to North Tyneside General Hospital. A deeply spiritual person he was a keen reader of philosophy and of English and Indian literature. He was said to have a calm nature combined with a good sense of humour. He enjoyed travelling and socialising. He died on 13 February 2000, leaving his wife Asha, also a doctor, son, Kiran, and daughter, Anita.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2000 321 243, with portrait].

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