Year after road death of Nelson doctor: memorial

Dr Mohammed Malik
Dr Mohammed Malik

A year after Dr Mohammad Ikram Malik MBE died in hospital following a road accident in Nelson, many tributes in memory of him have been made.

They included a memorial ceremony at his mosque’s Silverman Hall in Nelson. Scores of people attended - around 50 men and 70 women.

And Building Bridges Pendle – which Dr Malik was chairman of – paid tribute to him at its annual meeting. Members of the organisation miss him a great deal.

Dr Malik was a GP in Nelson for decades and was still working when he had the accident. He was going from his surgery at Yarnspinners Health Centre to his place of worship – Ghausia Mosque on Pendle Street – when he was crossing the road on foot and was in collision with a car.

He suffered head injuries, had brain operations at the Royal Preston Hospital, but sadly died there. Thousands of people attended his funeral just over a year ago.

Dr Malik had been involved in many organisations locally, regionally and nationally and as well as being a highly respected doctor, he made major contributions to the community here in Pendle.

So lots of people have thought about him a year after he was lost forever. His family, including his wife Dr Mrs Raisa Malik, are greatly disappointed by their loss of him but are pleased many people are remembering him.

Rauf Bashir, manager at Building Bridges, said: “Lots of people have expressed their thoughts about him after a year has gone. He is greatly missed. He was involved in many things and very influential.”

And Mr Peter Dewhurst, who took over as chairman at Building Bridges, said: “We do miss him greatly. He did make a major contribution to bringing the community of Pendle together.”