Dr. Wajahat Shahab Malik passed away at a private hospital in Karachi on 22 September 2012, at the age of 61, after a protracted illness with cardiomyopathy and heart failure for the last four years.
Dr. Wajahat Shahab Malik was born in Karachi on 16 October 1950. He graduated from Dow Medical College Karachi in 1979 and after completing his house job, joined Department of Anesthesia Civil Hospital Karachi. While working there he looked after administrative affairs of the department and contributed a lot in the upgradation of Department of Anesthesia and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Meanwhile, in 1987 he passed MCPS (Anesthesiology) examination from CPSP.
He was an active member of Pakistan Society of Anesthesiologist PSA) and took part in organizing academic activities of PSA. At the same time he was also a member of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and took active part in her affairs till his last breath.
Dr. Wajahat was a mild mannered and calm individual, deeply passionate about his work, his relationships and his commitments in the walk of life. He was always a welcome help to everyone including his colleagues as well as friends.
In 1984 he got married to Dr. Yasmeen Inayat. His family includes two daughters, Hira and Lalarukh, and a son Hassam. Dr. Wajahat was a loving husband and a caring father, who encouraged his children to extract the best out of life; he steered them towards higher education, to do well in life and above all be good human beings.
He will always be missed by all of us.
(May Allah Almighty bless his soul with eternal peace, AAmeen!)
Dr Amin Khuwaja Dr Rehana Yaseen
General Secretary PSA Karachi Associate professor
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi.