Sita Bhateja Speciality Hospital founder is no more

Sita Bhateja Speciality Hospital founder is no more

Noted doctor and philatelist Dr Sita Bhateja, 90, passed away at 7.45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Bhateja was admitted to the hospital that she founded, the Sita Bhateja Super Speciality Hospital in Shanthi Nagar. She was also a former managing trustee of the hospital.

She was undergoing treatment for leukaemia. Bhateja is survived by her three sons. Her husband had passed away many years ago.

Despite her age, she was an active gynaecologist. Many women would still consult her and relied on her opinions.

Bhateja was fond of stamp collecting and was a participant in many events organised by India Post. She was a Philately Club member and had won many prizes in philately competitions.

She had a fondness for roses and to many young children and philatelists, she was known as Rose aunty.

Her last rites will be conducted at Wilson Garden crematorium on Thursday, according to her son Dr Arvind Bhateja.