Obituary: Prof. Dr. Hussain Mubbashar Malik(1945-2020)
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of renowned Pakistan psychiatrist, Dr. Hussain Mubbashir Malik, on Monday 10 August 2020.
News of Dr Malik's unexpected passing after a brief hospitalisation came as a huge jolt to the members and executives of not only the Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS), but also the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Royal College of Psychiatrists UK as well as many other Psychiatric fraternities and organisations.
A globally recognised psychiatrist, Dr. Malik was a champion of mental health. Throughout his career, he demonstrated immense enthusiasm and extraordinary commitment to his profession, students, patients and their carers.
Dr. Hussain Mubashir Malik was a professional par excellence, and a ‘titan’ in the arena of international psychiatry. He led an extraordinary professional life and achieved great recognition for Pakistan. He ensured that mental health was recognised in Pakistan as an important component for general health care.
A visionary academic and a beacon of knowledge, Prof. Malik established psychiatry departments in many hospitals of Pakistan. More than 80 percent of psychiatrists in Pakistan were his students.
Prof. Malik had a great insight to all aspects of promotion and development of mental health services in Pakistan, and his work at all levels of teaching, training and policy making will be remembered by all of us. May the Almighty bless his soul.
Note: Pakistan Psychiatric Society hosted a real-cum-virtual condolence meeting “In Memoriam – Prof. Dr. Malik” on 15th August 2020. Weblink: www.ppspk.com
Message at this occasion from Prof. Dinesh Bhugra can be seen on the same website.
Authored by: Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Afridi and Dr. Afzal Javed