Well-known acupuncturist Dr Akbar who won global award no more

Batla House-based acupuncturist Dr Akbar who won global award no more

A well-known acupuncturist Dr M J Akbar died at his house in Batla House near Khalilullah Mosque on Wednesday at 7:30 am, according to residents. The 67-year-old doctor used to run Akbar Nursing Home at Sailing Club Road, Near Khalilullah Masjid, Batla House, which was established years ago with the aim of providing acupuncture services.

“We were shocked to know about the death of Dr Akbar. It was 20 years ago when I first met him and since then we were in regular touch. He was running a hospital and a PG. He was to be laid to rest after Magrhib prayer today but as her daughter could not come today, the tadfeem will take place tomorrow morning,” said Councillor Shoaib Danish, who visited the family to condole the family.

Md Hamza, president Sailing Club Society, Batla House RWA, told the OT he was 67 years old.

“He will be laid to rest at 7:30 am on Thursday morning in Batla House graveyard. We met him two days ago during namaaz. He has been living in the locality since 1980 and we are all shocked with his demise,” said Hamza.

According to information provided about Dr Akbar on his website, he was Senior Consultant acupuncture.


“He was fully trained in the science and art of acupuncture. Educated in MD Ch (Medicine) Hong Kong, he won several awards, including Gold Medal 1983, National Award 2005, Globe award 2006 and Gold Medal in 2007 in recognition of his dedicated and services in the field of acupuncture. He was member of International Medical Society, International Medical Acupuncture Society (India), Member of American Geriatrics Society (USA). He was also associated with Royal Society of Health (London), International College of Acupuncture (Hong Kong),” it said.

He survived by three children, including 2 sons and a daughter and wife.