Lives of the fellows

Mohan Lal Sharma

b.10 February 1919 d.12 March 2008
MB BS Lahore DTM MRCP FRCP(1979)

Mohan Lal Sharma was a senior physician in New Delhi, India. He was born in Lahore when it was still part of India, the son of Pearey Lal Sharma, a businessman. Educated at the Dav School, he studied medicine at King Edward Medical College, Punjab University and the Mayor Hospital, all in Lahore.

After house jobs at the Balall Ram Medical College in Lahore from 1944 to 1946, and the Irwin Hospital in Delhi from 1948, he was appointed senior honorary physician to the Irwin Hospital the following year. In 1961 he was appointed honorary professor of medicine at the Maulana Azad Medical College and was university supervisor for the MD course. Also a senior consultant to the Indian railways from 1964, he held all three posts until 1968.

He published papers on a variety of topics, such as liver disease, the epidemiology of coronary heart disease in Delhi and salmonella induced endocarditis.

Outside of medicine, he was a keen photographer.

In 1943, he married Kunti Devi née Misra, whose father was Sir H G Misra, an industrialist. They had a daughter and two sons, one of whom, V K Sharma, qualified in medicine and worked for a time as a physician in the UK, at Providence Hospital, St Helens, Merseyside. His wife and family survived him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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