As a community, we mourn the loss of our dear doctor, Sachin Khurjekar.
Sachin spent the majority of his career serving as a GP in Brent and Harrow East, between Honeypot Medical Centre and more recently, Mollison Way Surgery.
Gone too soon and so suddenly, it has taken us all some time to find the words to express the sense of grief we are experiencing for our friend, colleague and in some cases mentor.
Many people remember Sachin as a welcome source of light in this world, regularly armed with a smile, his pipe and a joke to lift the spirits. His colleagues remember his penchant for vintage pens and watches, a unique dress sense and his enjoyment of a perfectly brewed tea from a china cup at work.
He was a gentleman with old fashioned courtesy and kindness central to his values. They describe him as “the heart of the GP surgery,” treating patients not with pills but kindness and empathy and this has influenced many colleagues past and present to follow in his footsteps.
He spoke so tenderly about his family and his children who were his biggest loves. The community remembers how he took youngsters under his wing to teach them the joys of rugby and, in doing so, taught them many life skills along the way. Even those who knew him for a short time would find themselves “forever changed” by knowing him, such was the impact of his sparkling personality and big heart.
Sachin’s untimely death sparked his family to raise money for Mind a charity which he supported throughout his life. It is testament to a life well lived that they exceeded their original target and have raised over £7,000, and continue to raise money for a cause Sachin was passionate about in life.
We see in us, his legacy continues after his death. Sachin, we will miss you and continue to celebrate your life and your presence in ours.