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Biographical entry Kohli, Sheroo (1926 - 2007)

MB BS Bombay 1946; FRCS Edin 1950; MCh Liverpool 1955; FRCS 1955.

2 May 1926
Bombay, India
5 September 2007
Orthopaedic surgeon


Sheroo Kohli née Bharucha was an orthopaedic surgeon who lived in Maine, USA. She was born in Bombay, India, on 2 May 1926, the first child of Darabsha Bharucha, an architect, and Aria Bharucha née Dhun, the daughter of a professor of Persian. She was educated in Bombay, at St Teresa's High School, Girgaun, and St Xavier's College, and then went on to study medicine at the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas (GS) Medical College and King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, also in Bombay. She held a Awanbai Rattanshaw scholarship in gynaecology and midwifery.

She was a house surgeon and registrar at King Edward Memorial Hospital and the Wadia Children's Hospital, Bombay. She subsequently went to the UK, where she held posts at Oldham Royal Infirmary, the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital and Sefton General Hospital. She gained her FRCS from the Edinburgh College in 1950 and her FRCS from the English College in 1955. Also in 1955 she gained an MCh from Liverpool University.

On her return to India, she became an honorary orthopaedic surgeon at the Grant Medical College and GS Medical College, Bombay. She was later an associate professor of orthopaedics at Maulana Azad Medical (MAM) College, New Delhi.

Outside medicine she enjoyed mountaineering.

In 1962 she married B S Kohli, who was also a doctor, and emigrated to the USA. She died in Jackman, Maine, on 5 September 2007. She was 81.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England