Pretoria Medical Discussion Group Remembers Dr Hoosen

10 January 2021   •   ~2 min read

By Dr Yunus Abdulla

“As we reminisce and reflect at the people who made an indelible impression on the PMDG, never will Dr Abdul Sattar Hoosen be forgotten.

He was Group Chairman until 2010. His dedication, diligence and attention to detail will always be remembered.

Under his Chairmanship the PMDG was acknowledged and applauded for the grand medical symposium held annually at five star venues in Johannesburg and Midrand. These talks were addressed by stellar speakers. The two day indaba with a parallel ladies programme attracted delegates from all over the country.

Dr Hoosen and I were responsible for taking the PMDG monthly talks from Laudium to venues in the Pretoria CBD.

There was a time which comes, but sparsely, when you step out from the old and new and in a blink, a generation has passed, you realise how fleeting and transient time is.

Dr Abdul Sattar Hoosen, you will be remembered by all at the PMDG. The PMDG extends their condolences to his wife Khatija, his six children and grandchildren. May Allah grant him the highest abode in Jannat.”

By Dr Abdulaziz (Abie) Joosub

“I am at a lost for words, we were very close, especially recently and while he was chairman of the PMDG for so many years. No one could match in his ability and prowess to organize Symposia with complete diligence and meticulousness. Has done every tour of Abi Dawjee until recently despite his 80+ age. His knowledge in general medicine and human relationships excelled many a Professional. He leaves behind a bouquet of memories of his commitment to his family’s non deprived luxuries including the Royal wedding receptions he endowed on every of his offspring. I boldly say he was "one of a kind" and will be sadly missed.”

Dr Abdul Sattar was born in Marabastad in February 1934 and passed away on Tuesday the 5th of January 2021 at the age of 86. He leaves behind his wife Khatija and six children, Dr Imtiaz, Dr Nazir, Dr Shenaaz Khan, Dr Tasnim Mitha, Farzana Ebrahim and Hasina Motani.

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