South Yorkshire surgeon recalls life story

Sat Mehta - a former Barnsley surgeon
Sat Mehta - a former Barnsley surgeon
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A FORMER South Yorkshire surgeon has written his autobiography – detailing his childhood in India, riots that forced his family into exile and the murder of his uncle.

Sat Mehta, aged 70, also reveals how an accident at the age of eight almost led to the amputation of his arm and the British surgeon who saved his limb inspired him to become a surgeon himself.

Mr Mehta worked at Barnsley District General Hospital for 23 years.

The retired surgeon is to launch his book at St Peter and Paul Church Hall, St George’s Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire at 7.30pm on Friday, December 14.

He said: “Now that I have time to think back, I realise extraordinary events have shaped the life of a very ordinary man.

He added: “I am hoping former patients and colleagues from Barnsley will attend the launch.”

Mr Mehta said: I am donating part of the profits to the international charity Medicin Sans Frontieres.”

His book, Flying with a Broken Wing, includes a foreword which has been written by Barnsley-born cricket umpire Dickie Bird.