Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Friday, 9th November 2007 - RCSI School of Pharmacy Dedicates Main Teaching Room in Honour of Kirwan Pathak

09 November 2007

The School of Pharmacy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) unveiled a plaque today, dedicating its main teaching room in honour of Kiran Pathak. Kiran, who was a well known Dublin pharmacist, lived in Dartry in Dublin with his wife Marguerite and their two children. In 2001, the family was on vacation in Kenya and while fishing off the coast, tragedy struck and all four family members perished. 

Pictured from l to r are Dr. Usha Pathak, Professor John Kelly, Head of the School of Pharmacy, RCSI; Dr. Sundar Pathak.

Paddy Digan MPSI, Chairman of the RCSI Pharmacy Taskforce established the Kiran Pathak Fund with the objective of developing a Scholarship Programme for students who, because of social and economic disadvantage, would like to study Pharmacy but would ordinarily not be in a position to do so. This Fund, now standing at over €600,000 will provide tuition fees for these deserving students.

Pictured from l to r are the School of Pharmacy members Dr. Aisling O'Leary, Dr. Paul Gallagher, Ms Louise Fitzsimons, Dr. James Barlow, Ms. Judith Strawbridge.

Pictured from l to r are Dr. Sundar Pathak; Tina and Aseem and Kavi Pathak; Dr. Usha Pathak; Ms. Barbara Reardon; and Ms. Shella Chaudhry.