Shakil Salam

A little about me


  • If you had a tip for a person with Heart Failure what would it be? – Be positive and keep active. Life is full of happiness so enjoy
  • Tell us something different about yourself? – At the age of 18, I could not speak a word of English!
  • What your biggest achievement in life? – Have my own weekly health show on TV
  • Which do you prefer Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate? – Tea with a twist – Prefer spicy, ginger or lemon tea
  • How would people describe you? – Kind, committed and supportive – I hope
  • What’s your perfect occupation? – GP – As most people think I am a doctor
  • What’s number one on your bucket list? – Run a marathon
  • What’s your favourite phrase and who was it by and why is it important to you? – Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world by Nelson Mandela because life is all about learning
  • Who’s the most inspiring person in history and why – Nelson Mandela for his fight for freedom
  • Which song uplifts you the most? – Happy Song by Pharrell Williams because we need happiness in life and I love this song
  • If you could change anything in the world, what would it be? – Unity in the world as many conflicts have divided us apart
  • What’s the biggest world event in your lifetime? – Going for Hajj, a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2010 with my dad, the journey of a lifetime with over 4 millions people around the world gathered wearing simple white cloth. An historic and unforgettable moment for me