Tributes to much-loved GP

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A RESPECTED Hemsworth doctor who was the first Indian GP to practise in Yorkshire has died.

Dr Anup Sen passed away at a Leeds residential home on Thursday, November 3, aged 87.

Dr Sen moved to England from India in 1952 to study and gain further qualifications in London. He was then offered hospital work due to a shortage of doctors following the war. He moved to Pontefract where he worked for a while before getting a job as a GP at the Hemsworth Surgery, which later became The Grange Medical Centre, Highfield Road. He remained there until he retired in 1991.

Dr Sen - who was widowed in 2008 when his wife, Raba, died, - remained in his home on Station Road, Hemsworth, until around six months ago when he moved to Sunny View Residential Home, Leeds, to be close to his only son, Rev Arani Sen.

Dr Sen also played an important role in the Hemsworth Rotary Club until its closure around four years ago. He was previously president of the club, which raised money for charities and local organisations.

Rev Sen said: “He was well known in Hemsworth, Kinsley and Fitzwilliam. He was an old fashioned kind of GP who would give a lot of time to his patients. He was a very much loved and well-respected doctor.”