A DEVOTED doctor who cared for thousands of Wearside patients at his city surgery for more than three decades, has died.
Dr Mohan Anant Nabar, 82, worked as a GP in The Green, Southwick, from 1965 until he retired due to ill-health in 1997.
Dr Nabar’s widow today paid tribute to her husband, who passed away on Sunday, September 23, after suffering for years with heart problems.
Lorraine Nabar, who was married to him for 49 years, said from her South Bents home, in Whitburn: “Even when he retired he didn’t want to finish.
“He knew almost all of the families in the area because it was such as close-knit community at the time.”
Mrs Nabar added that her husband was known as a doctor who was passionate about caring for people.
“His true aim in life was to serve his fellow human beings and he it was with pleasure that he did that,” said Mrs Nabar, 69.
“He didn’t want to do anything else.”
Originally from Mumbai, in India, Dr Nabar qualified as a doctor in 1954 before coming to the UK three years later as the first member of his family to settle in Britain.
After working in Hastings and Birmingham, he eventually came to Sunderland and began working as an orthopaedic surgeon.
It was then that he met Mrs Nabar, who was a 17-year-old student nurse at the time.
The pair married in 1963, before having two children together.
It was in 1996 that Dr Nabar’s first started to become unwell, with his doting wife caring for him ever since at their home.
“I’m just glad that he is no longer in pain,” she said.
Dr Nabar also leaves sons Paul and Mark, as well as grandchildren Amy, Alexander, Anthony-Paul and Kai.
Mrs Nabar added that the family wanted to express their thanks to Dr Shetty and also the community nurses who had helped care for her husband at home over the past decade, as well as those who provided him with oxygen cylinders.
Dr Nabar’s funeral takes place at 4pm on Friday at Sunderland Crematorium before a wake at the Marriott Hotel, in Seaburn.
Flowers can be sent to Manor House Funeral Directors.