Surgeon's Diary author Yusuf Dawood dies in UK

The late Dr.Yusuf Dawood during an interview with the Standard on March 1, 2018 at Karura Gardens.[Edward Kiplimo,Standard]

Dr Yusuf Kodwavwalla popularly known as Dr Yusuf Dawood has died aged 94 in the United Kingdom.

Dawood is best known for the Surgeon's Diary column that ran on Sunday Nation for thirty eight years.

In the column, Dawood shared medical experiences and personal experiences that he encountered with his patients.

Dawood's son, Jaan Yusuf Kodwavwalla, confirmed the news to the Standard on Sunday, January 29.

"My dad slipped away from us in the early hours of this morning. May his soul rest in peace and may the gods look after him," said Jaan.

The late Dawood and his wife Marie Kodwavwala stayed in Kenya for 57 years before he relocated to the United Kingdom.

"We love Kenya, but we need to be with our children so that they can take care of us. We are getting old," he had said during an interview with the Standard at the time.

Click this link to read more on the late prolific author Dr Yusuf Dawood.