Famous psychiatrist Dr Rudresh Pathak passes away at 65

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Mehab Qureshi

Pune, July 7, 2020: Dr Rudresh Pathak passed away tragically at the age of 65 years in Boston, a small town in England. He was cremated today. He was a consultant psychiatrist at the Pilgrim Hospital, where he was admitted on March 24 and diagnosed with COVID-19. 

He had been fighting against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for the past three months at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. After 70 days on a ventilator, he was then moved to a general ward and was recovering and looking forward to returning home to his family. Sadly, he suffered a stroke and died a week later on June 26.

Dr Pathak had worked at the Pilgrim hospital as a consultant psychiatrist for almost 30 years and worked for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals (NHS) for 40 years in total. He had obtained his MBBS degree from Government Medical College (GMC), Aurangabad.

Dr Pathak was the brother-in-law of Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar and the Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Dr Deelip Mhaisekar.

He is survived by his wife, Bharti, who is also a doctor, and two children, Neha and Anish.