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Mushtaq H. Khan

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HOLDEN BEACH - Mushtaq H. Khan, MD, 72, of 143 Tarpon Drive, Holden Beach, died Saturday morning, Feb. 23, 2013, at Novant Medical Center after an illness of 10 days.
Dr. Khan was a retired general surgeon having practiced for more than 30 years in Brunswick County. He was known for his gentle and caring nature.
Dr. Khan received his formal medical training in India, England, and Scotland. His surgical residency was completed at Kings County Hospital in New York City and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
Prior to practicing surgery in Brunswick County, he served two years active duty in the United States Air Force where he was chief of surgery at Shaw Air Force Base.
After serving two years on the City Council in Holden Beach, he developed a passion for classic automobiles and fishing. Dr. Khan enjoyed competitive fishing tournaments in the Carolinas. His most noted achievement was third place in the US Open King Mackerel Tournament in Southport.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Sink Khan, of the home; his son, Dr. Phillip David Khan, of Temple, Texas; four brothers, Dr. Muktar Khan, Dr. Mahmood Khan and Altaf Khan, all of Switzerland, and Dr. Abid Khan, of Toledo, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Dr. David W. Sink Jr., of Hendersonville; a nephew, Matthew Sink, of Holden Beach; niece, Christy Fleming (Mark), of Greenville, S.C., and special little buddies, Corbin Sink, Tally Fleming, Walker Leavitt, III and Joshua Fleming.
The family would like to thank all their friends for the kindness shown during Doc's illness. Also, a special thanks to the ICU staff at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Holden Beach Chapel. Visitation will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Blue Ridge Community College Education Foundation in memory of his nephew, Andrew David Sink. The address is BRCC Education Foundation, Andy Sink Memorial Scholarship, College Drive, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731.
Private online condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in The Times-News from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013
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