Beckley doctor passes away suddenly


BECKLEY, W. Va. (WVNS) — A doctor who practiced in the Beckley area for more than 40 years has passed away.

Dr. Hassan Amjad, 70, passed away suddenly Tuesday evening. He lived in Beckley and practiced medicine in the area for 42 years.

His daughter, Anye Amjad who is also a doctor, tells 59News her father was driving when he pulled over on the side of the road. She says police latter found him slumped over the steering wheel. Family believes he died from a heart attack.

Anye says her father just turned 70 and celebrated his birthday on Sunday with family.

Dr. Amjad leaves behind a wife and four children.

Anye says her father was a family man, very involved in his community, and taught his kids to give back. She adds he loved tea, flowers, fossils and writing books.

At this time, there is no word on when funeral services will be held for Dr. Amjad.

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