Tributes to tireless worker

A FORMER consultant at Ipswich hospital who worked tirelessly to bring equality and improved race relations to Suffolk has died.Abdullah Mamujee, of The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, lost his battle with urinary and cardiac illness on March 28, aged 71.

A FORMER consultant at Ipswich hospital who worked tirelessly to bring equality and improved race relations to Suffolk has died.

Abdullah Mamujee, of The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, lost his battle with urinary and cardiac illness on March 28, aged 71.

Formerly chairman of the Ipswich and Suffolk Commission for Racial Equality (ISCRE), Dr Mamujee was also president of Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association (ISIA).

He came to the UK from Tanzania in 1974, first living in Hornchurch in Essex and then moving to Ipswich to take up a position at the Anglesea Road wing of Ipswich hospital.


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Shortly after, Dr Mamujee became a consultant in the accident and emergency department where he worked for 19 years between 1978 and 1997.

His dedicated work at ISCRE included welcoming Prince Charles to the Ipswich Caribbean centre.

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Hamil Clarke, chairman of ISCRE, today led the tributes to Dr Mamujee, praising his work and fondly remembering the friendship they shared.

He said: “Abdullah was our chairman for about ten years and during that time he helped us form a structure that has made us as successful as we are today.

“He was a very busy consultant but still found time to do our work with a great passion.

“He was a friend of mine and I look back on the work he did for ISCRE with fond memories and much gratitude.”

Sushil Soni, treasurer of ISIA, added: “Dr Mamujee was a firm believer in equal opportunities for all and set up various panels to improve race relations in Suffolk.

“His passing has removed a towering figure within the Ipswich community and the shock of his loss has been felt by everyone who knew him well.”

Dr Mamujee leaves his wife Nalini, children Anila and Salil and three grandchildren.

A family funeral has already taken place, but ISIA is planning to hold a memorial service later in the year.

Would you like to pay tribute to Dr Mamujee? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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