Prof. Malik H.Mubbashar passes away


Prof. Malik H.Mubbashar 
passes away

ISLAMABAD: Prof. Malik Hussain Mubbashar (Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz), an eminent psychiatrist of Pakistan passed away here on August 10, 2020. May God almighty rest the departed soul in Jannah and give courage to the family to bear this loss. Ameen. He leaves behind a large number of friends, well wishes besides the family members to mourn his death.

Late Prof. Malik H. Mubbashar FRCP, FCPS retired as Prof. and Head of the Dept.of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry at Rawalpindi General Hospital later renamed as BBH. Later he served as Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences from 2003 to 2012. He was recognized with the title ‘Professor Emeritus’ by the Syndicate of the University.

Prof. Malik Hussain Mubashir

He was a highly acclaimed psychiatrist, academician, research scholar and medical educationist. He had around 40 years’ experience of teaching and practicing psychiatry, with more than one hundred scientific publications in national and international journals to his credit. He was also an author of 28 books.

Prof. Mubbashar also served as the member Board of Governors UHS. He also held the chair of the Global Mental Health Network based at the World Bank, Washington. He was a member of WHO Expert Committee on Mental Health and Drug Dependence. In a message conveyed on his death, his daughter Dr. Maryam recalled that “The legend, Prof. Dr Malik Hussain Mubbashar (SI, HI), has departed this world for a place he has surely earned with his Khidmat-e-Khaliq, a man who lived life on his own terms, accomplished what many could only dream of. He will be remembered as a spiritual and academic father by scores of people, who loved him and will continue to love him forevermore.”

His body was kept at his residence (House 12, Street 2, F-8/3, Islamabad) on August 10th for those who wished to pay their respects. Later his body was brought to Lahore respecting his wishes, which he wanted to be his final resting place. Here his Nimaz-e-Jinaza was offered at University of Health Sciences Campus which was largely attended by members of the medical profession in general, psychiatrists in particular besides Faculty and staff of UHS.