Message of condolence for Dr Ishwar Lal Bhatia

We have created this page for you to leave a message of condolence for Dr Ishwar Bhatia. Dr Bhatia moved to Ipswich from London in 1975, India-born doctor Ishwar Lal Bhatia became a household name for many thanks to his dedication to helping others, spending his working life in different positions across the local NHS. Educated at St John's College and SN Medical College in Agra, India, Dr Bhatia officially retired in 2008 but remained a locum GP and appraiser, mentoring other doctors for many years while living in Rushmere St Andrew.

He died at Ipswich Hospital on February 4, where he was being treated for pancreatitis. He had also contracted Covid-19. A much-loved husband to Usha, father to Yogita, Mohit and Anika, and grandfather to Iyla, Louie and Josh, Dr Bhatia's daughter Anika Birchall said he was "adored" by both his colleagues and the community he loved to serve.

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