Lives of the fellows

Nihares Chakrabarti

b.21 January 1941 d.3 March 2008
MB BS Calcutta(1965) MRCS LRCP DCH MRCP(1985) FRCP(1998) FRCP Glasgow(1995)

Nihares Chakrabarti was a general practitioner in Harrogate. Born in Calcutta, he was the son of Sures Chakrabarti, a consultant radiologist and pathologist and his wife, Kanak Lara. Educated at Mahandra High School, Naihati, Calcutta, he studied medicine at Calcutta National Medical College and Chittaranjan Hospital, both affiliated to Calcutta University.

He qualified in 1965 and eventually came to the UK. After house jobs at the Harrogate General and Scotton Banks hospitals from 1970 to 1973, he became registrar in thoracic medicine at Killingbeck Hospital. At St Luke's Hospital in Bradford he was appointed assistant specialist in respiratory medicine in 1974 and remained there for six years. Following a year as a registrar in general and geriatric medicine at Leeds General Infirmary in 1980, he became a full time GP.

He participated in several post-marketing surveys of drugs. Favourite activities outside medicine were reading and driving, and he also enjoyed attending sporting events.

Chakrabarti was unmarried. His brother-in-law, D N Bhattacharyya, was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a consultant physician with a special interest in infectious diseases at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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