Lives of the fellows

Jagadish Manubhai Mehta

b.1 November 1919 d.11 July 2000
MB BS Bombay MRCP FRCP(1975)

Jagadish Manubhai Mehta was a physician in Bombay, India. He was born in Baroda, Gujarat, the son of Sir Manubhai Nandshankar Mehta, the diwan (or prime minister) of several princely states in British India. Mehta was educated at St Xavier’s High School in Bombay, and then studied medicine at St Xavier’s College, Bombay, and also at St Bartholomew’s Medical School in London.

From 1945 to 1946 he was a house physician at Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital, Bombay. The following year he became a registrar at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital. From 1951 he was a registrar at Irwin Hospital in New Delhi.

In 1954 he was appointed as an assistant honorary physician at KEM Hospital and as a lecturer in medicine at Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College. In 1965 he became an honorary physician at KEM Hospital, an honorary professor at the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and an honorary physician at the Sir H N Hospital. From 1957 he was also chief medical officer of the Shipping Corporation of India.

As a student Mehta played football for his college. He was a keen sportsman and played cricket, hockey, tennis and table tennis.

In 1946 he married Kunda Jagadish Tipnis, the daughter of a medical practitioner. They had two sons and a daughter.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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