Tributes after death of popular Bolton doctor

Mr Naganath Hanamanthrao Mahindrakar

Mr Naganath Hanamanthrao Mahindrakar

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TRIBUTES have been paid after the death of a dedicated and decorated surgeon who worked in Bolton for three decades.

Naganath Hanamanthrao Mahindrakar died aged 81 after he suffered a heart attack at his home in Chorley New Road, Heaton, on Friday, July 11.

Born in Dharwad in India in 1932, Mr Mahindrakar moved to Bolton in 1968 where he went on to become joint head of the Royal Bolton Hospital’s ear, nose and throat department from 1970 until his retirement in 1997.

Before joining the hospital, he had also worked in London and Manchester as an ear, nose and throat surgeon.

As well as being a dedicated and well-liked surgeon, Mr Mahindrakar was also actively involved in a range of charity work and through Rotary International he successfully established a charitable status blood bank in his home town of Dharwad.

His charitable efforts saw him awarded the highest accolade offered by Rotary International, the Paul Harris Fellow award for "service above self".

The doctor’s charitable endeavours continued here in Bolton, where he was passionately involved in a blood pressure checking campaign at Tesco in Horwich with the Rotary Club in a bid to target stroke prevention.

Mr Mahindrakar, leaves behind two sons, Arwin and Peter from his first marriage to Ursula Quirk — after Mrs Quirk died he married Theresa O’Grady in 1994.

His son Arwin, a 46-year old computer engineer from Heaton described him as a “dedicated surgeon who was loved by his patients”.

He added: “My father will be greatly missed by all those who knew him — he touched so many people in both his professional and personal life.”

Mr Mahindrakar’s funeral will be held at Overdale Crematorium West Chapel on Monday, July 28, from 2pm, those who knew him are invited to pay their respects.

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9:37am Sat 19 Jul 14

frank bough says...

"A dedicated surgeon who was loved by his patients".

Never a truer word spoken as I was one of Dr Mahindrakar's patients for over 20 years in his role as an ENT specialist. A truly lovely gentleman whom I owe my hearing to. Really sorry to hear of his passing (from New Zealand).
"A dedicated surgeon who was loved by his patients". Never a truer word spoken as I was one of Dr Mahindrakar's patients for over 20 years in his role as an ENT specialist. A truly lovely gentleman whom I owe my hearing to. Really sorry to hear of his passing (from New Zealand). frank bough
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9:46am Sat 19 Jul 14

Thatissowrong says...

Sad to read of his death: an excellent surgeon combined with a thoughtful and reassuring bedside manner. Our heartfelt condolences to his family a and friends.
Sad to read of his death: an excellent surgeon combined with a thoughtful and reassuring bedside manner. Our heartfelt condolences to his family a and friends. Thatissowrong
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7:45am Sun 20 Jul 14

AdamPA says...

16 years on and I still have problems with my ear as he missed my need for an operation for 10 years as a child until spotted after his retirement. I won't be mourner but I won't singing through the streets either.
16 years on and I still have problems with my ear as he missed my need for an operation for 10 years as a child until spotted after his retirement. I won't be mourner but I won't singing through the streets either. AdamPA
  • Score: -37

10:54am Sun 20 Jul 14

BIG ERN says...

AdamPA wrote:
16 years on and I still have problems with my ear as he missed my need for an operation for 10 years as a child until spotted after his retirement. I won't be mourner but I won't singing through the streets either.
Well maybe people need to realise that doctors are not omnipotent. They are humans.Maybe there will be less compensation cases then.
[quote][p][bold]AdamPA[/bold] wrote: 16 years on and I still have problems with my ear as he missed my need for an operation for 10 years as a child until spotted after his retirement. I won't be mourner but I won't singing through the streets either.[/p][/quote]Well maybe people need to realise that doctors are not omnipotent. They are humans.Maybe there will be less compensation cases then. BIG ERN
  • Score: 14

7:13pm Mon 21 Jul 14

dennis11* says...

Remembered from the days he worked at Bolton Royal Infirmary. A true gentleman and an excellent Doctor. Mr Mahindrakar was a very much respected man, who did so much good during his life. His family should be very proud.
Remembered from the days he worked at Bolton Royal Infirmary. A true gentleman and an excellent Doctor. Mr Mahindrakar was a very much respected man, who did so much good during his life. His family should be very proud. dennis11*
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