Nazim Mahmood
Harley Street GP Nazim Mahmood died on 30 JulyFacecliniclondon

A London doctor killed himself by jumping naked from his penthouse apartment after his mother pushed him to seek a "cure" for his homosexuality, an inquest has heard.

Dr Nazim Mahmood died on 30 July after he jumped off his fourth storey flat in West Hampstead. The 34 year old, who kept his homosexuality secret from his Muslim family, had been engaged to his fiancé Matthew Ogston for 13 years.

An inquest at St Pancras Coroners' Court heard how Mahmood died just a few days after his mother urged him to find a "cure" for being gay.

Ogston told the inquest: "She had suggested to him he needed to see a psychiatrist to see if he could be cured. Together I think they agreed they would get through it," reported the Evening Standard.

"Telling someone they needed to be cured would not be the easiest thing to take."

The inquest heard how Mahmood had not suffered from any mental illness such as depression before his death.

Ogston, who described the doctor as his "soulmate", added: "He always wanted to help other people, always put other people first and wanted to care for people. He was quite simply the most amazing man I'll ever meet in my whole life."

Coroner Mary Hassell ruled Mahmood's death as suicide.

She said: "It seems desperately sad that in 2014 a person should feel that they can't be accepted because of the way that they live and I can only feel the deepest sympathy for Nazim that he felt so sad and desperate about this that he took his life."

Ogston is planning to start a foundation in his Mahmood's name, according to Pink News.