MAHIMA Editorial

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Dr Deepak K Jumani has been appointed as the Editor in Charge for Indian Medical Association Maharashtra State News Bullettin.”MAHIMA”


MAHIMA  “Ophthalmology Issue being released on 24th June 2012 ”

Pranaam to all !!

My father once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who

do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the

first group; there was much less competition. Thank you Dear Dad. A

dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination

and hard work. There is no substitute for hard work. Hard work doesn’t

guarantee success, but improves its chances. Striving for success without

hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted….Says Chennai

born lad who came to Mumbai 22 years ago, bubbled with great energy,

well trained and grilled in Vitreo retinal surgery from Shankara Nethralaya,

and set up a bench mark in the field of ophthalmology …”Aditya Jyot Eye

Hospital was born”

Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital is one of the state of art Ophthalmology institute ,

In June 1990, he established Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, an exclusive Centre

for Retinal Vitreous Surgery and Research, which is first of its kind in India.

At Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Dr S Natrajan, has performed more than 27000

exclusive Vitreo-retinal surgeries since August 1990. He trained many

Vitreo-retinal surgeons in India & Abroad. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt.

Ltd. has been recognized by Fellowship of the International Federation

of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS) and its Executive, the International

Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Abbreviation: The IFOS/ ICO – International

Fellowship. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd has been recognized by

National Board of Examinations for: Diplomat of National Board of

Ophthalmology and Post Doctoral Fellowship programme in Vitreo Retinal

Diseases awarding Fellowship of National Board (Vitreo Retinal Diseases),

F-DNB. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd. have started the Artificial Retinal

Lab which deals with the development of Artificial Retina to bring hope of

vision for the blind and helpless people and Dr. S. Natarajan the Researcher

working for the fulfillment of the same. Hence Indian Medical Association

Maharashtra State thus appoints him our Guest Editor for this Issue on


We need men who can dream of things that never were. You are not here

merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more

amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.

You are here to enrich the world. Our deeds determine us, as much as we

determine our deeds. Real success is finding your lifework in the work that

you love and that’s what has been Dr Natrajan’s philosophy in life..

He has a awesome brilliant team of Ophthalmologists with me who have

all been responsible for making AJEH a Mecca of Ophthalmology , a highest

temple of vision. They are Dr. Pandurang Kulkarni, Dr Kavita Rao, Dr.

Kanupriya Jain Mhatre, Dr. Anupam Deshpande , Dr. Ruvit Nikam , Dr.

Mihir Kothari

Dr. Rupali Sinha , Dr Kiran Shah, Dr MM Sharma, Dr. Vimal

Fudnawala & Prof. Dr Govindaswamy Kumaramanikavel (V). He remains

forever thankful to his team who have dedication, devotion, determination

and Discipline and this is my mighty force, my warriors who have made me

what I am here today and my team is a asset of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital to

cateer to every need of any eye disease endorses Dr S Natrajan.

He has always been grateful to Dr Radhika, who heads the Foundation, a

gem of a soul, in fact she is the heart beat of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital and

Foundation. He is also grateful to Dr Shachi Desai a young vitreoretinal

surgeon whose academic pursuit makes all always in awe ofher.

Hollywood has its Oscars. Television has its Emmys. Broadway has its Tonys.

And advertising has its Clios. Bollywood has IIFA, Filmfare, Screen awards

and other assorted awards. I don’t fly for any awards or wanted any award.

Any award you get is usually for something you’ve done in the past. And I

like to keep looking forward. Says Dr Natrajan modestly ….

Prof Dr S Natrajan is the only Indian Recipient of the AMERICAN VITREOUS

SOCIETY HONOUR AWARD, Man of the Millennium (Ophthalmology)” Award

for his untiring and selfless service in his professional field of Medicine by

the ‘The International Award Committee of Wisitex Foundation’, He is also

the recipient of “Indira Gandhi Sadbhavna Award” from GLOBAL ECONOMIC

COUNCIL, New Delhi from His Excellency Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde,

Governor of Andhra Pradesh. He also is the first Indian to be awarded

the “GUSI PEACE PRIZE” for his outstanding contribution in the field of

Medicine (Ophthalmology) at a glittering function at Manila, Philippines.

Prof Natrajan was also Honoured with the “Distinguished Service Award”

bestowed by the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) during

the 21st APAO congress in Singapore June 10-15, 2006. Dr. S. Natarajan

was awarded with “ICON-06 YOUNG ACHIEVER” Award for his outstanding

Clinical & Scientific Contribution made in the field of Ophthalmology. Besides

this he has a huge list of countless awards received for his meritorious

services and achievements in the field of ophthalmology.

How ever my best award will be A Blindness Free India.. I wish I could do

my bit to achieve this mission which is my passion and vision.

“You have to think anyway, so why not think big…. The man who has no

imagination has no wings I bought all the new gadjets , equipments which

were researched and invented for Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, not for the

greed of rewards financially but to give my Indian patients the best they can

get in our country itself and help myself ease the diagnosis and treatment

of many ocular pathologies.

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. “Some people

give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally

give their life’s blood. But everyone has something to give.” We can find

meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose than ourselves, a

shining purpose, the illumination of a Thousand Points of Light…We all have

something to give. The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the

rose. The more I give the more I gather. What we frankly wholeheartedly

give is our own…..One such innovation of charity which Dr S Natrajan has

envisioned is headed by Dr Radhika who has amazing energy and 100 %

commitment, is Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Foundation for Twinkling Little

Eyes a Non profit foundation aimed to eradicate the needless and avoidable

blindness in the society through better access to eye care and quality care


Our values flourish, so do we, Let us weave them in the fabric of our life,

so that they are naturally reflected in our thoughts, words and actions.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates

profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. If you have a passion,

then you have some I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took

an excuse thing to contribute. It’s not about asking, “What should I do?”

It’s about asking, “What is my passion?” “When you cease to make a

contribution, you begin to die.

I want to have a exclusive Ophthalmology University, Aditya Jyot University

of Ophthalmology, which will cateer to treating all the eye diseases , train

budding ophthalmologists all over the world and I beseech blessings from

one and all urges Dr Natrajan.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, Nor can a man be perfected

without facing adversities.. I too had my share of worries, hitches and issues

to design my dream, but the love and blessings of my patients, parents,

great genuine friends my team of doctors and my right thinking of believing

in myself are responsible for getting me out of stormy weathers. After all

Change doesn’t happen when circumstances improve, Change happens when

you decide to improve your circumstances.

A Giver by heart and soul, Dr S Natrajan attributes his success to this: I

never gave or took an excuse. It’s not how much we give but how much love

we put into giving. No one has ever become poor by giving. I haven’t yet

finished with my ambition and I wish to do my best and leave HIM up to do

the rest and get the World’s Best reward.” Unending Light of Aditya Jyot for

all.” But To finish first, I must first finish.

In love, respect and affection for Dr S Natrajan, I remain.

Dr Deepak k Jumani,



Pranaam to all my respected teachers and all the members of Medical Fraternity.

The greatest use of our life is to spend on something that shall outlast it. The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives. It is not what religion we all follow or what cultural beliefs we have, it’s a unique mission and purpose of Indian Medical Association, Maharashtra State to live up to promoting a sense of responsibility ,to give back to our fraternity, our society in whatever bit one can.

I am humbled and genuinely feel touched by the concerns and commitments of our new team of IMA MS this year, under the able leadership of our dynamic President Dr Jayghosh Kaddu, and wish to inform all, that we shall, like last year, continue to publish over 4 issues of Mahima with the sole aim to update and upgrade the clinical acumen of our fraternity.

Promise only what you can deliver, then deliver more than you promise and then always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest said Dr Umesh Khanna who has rightly been our Guest Editor of this Inaugural issue of Mahima 2011 on Nephrology.

I am literally in romance with nephrology, it has changed from leaps and bounds, there is tenfold rise in the number of nephrologists, Dialysis centres, Renal transplants and awareness about the difference in Urology and Nephrology adds Dr Khanna.

When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world and this is genuinely personified by Dr Umesh Khanna who has a team of Dietician, Psychologist, Anaesthetists and understanding humane Medical Officers in his foundation rightly known as Mumbai Kidney Foundation which continues to cater to serve the poor, needy and the underprivileged since ages. He has a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts. His contribution to the society at large and in giving back to the society is phenomenal. I have met two angels in my life Dr Vidya Acharya and Dr K R S Mani, following their footsteps have made me trek the righteous path of my life and in the history of the universe, there has been nobody like them and to the infinity of time to come, there will be no one like them for me said Dr Umesh Khanna with lots of reverence for them.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, says Dr Alan Almeida who with his soft and unique style gets all the admiration from his patients and we are fortunate to have him enlighten us on the pathophysiology of Kidney injury.

Dieters are very “NARROW-MINDED.  Diet drop outs are “BROAD-MINDED and One can’t lose weight without exercise. I don’t think you should punish your legs for something your mouth did. To feel “fit as a fiddle,” you must tone down your middle. TAKE CHARGE, DON’T BE LARGE says Dr Bharat Shah a leading Nephrologist of our Country who brilliantly enlightens us on what should be a diet is in patient who has renal disease.

All philosophy is in two words, – sustain and abstain. This philosophy is immaculately explained by Dr Jatin Kothari who enriches on Diabetes and Kidney diseases.

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow.  Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show said Dr Mangesh Tiwaskar a dynamic metabolic physician of our city who has explained us how to manage Diabetes and Kidney diseases.

A day is Eternity’s seed, and we are its Gardeners  and this is what Dr Rushi Deshpande  explains in his article on Dialysis, which has become so simple, convenient and very very economical and thus make our lives easy.

“Learn from the mistakes of     others…you  can’t live long enough to make them  all yourselves” implores our budding dynamic Nephrologist of our country, Dr Dilip Ashok Kirpalani who brilliantly demystifies the most  common  yet sometimes stubborn Urinary tract Infections

I take this opportunity to thank all our Guest Editors Dr Umesh Khanna, Dr Rakesh Sinha, Dr Ashwin Mehta , Dr Sudhanshu Bhattacharya and Dr Shashank Joshi, who have wholeheartedly confirmed to help us in the mission to update us. I also thank Dr Bakulesh Mehta our IPP who with his mighty good will and innate Godwill has always been around to guide us, encourage us and be a strong source of inspiration. I thank Dr Jayesh Lele our Hon. Secretary who has always  all the energy  and will to be of every help all and one and he makes sure that we tide over any organisational crisis. He is a true life line for IMA MS. I have also been touched by commitments and enthusiasm of Dr Ravi Wankhedkar of Dhule, Dr Shivkumar Utture, Dr Hozie Kapadia and Dr Anil Pachnekar, who have always given me subtle ideas and helped IMA MS grow and prosper with their default aim to bridge the feeling of brotherhood and unity amongst all.

They deserve a thousand splendid suns to shine on them. To touch their hours with hope, their lives with love, their work with wonders and their children with promise of tomorrow they seek and strive, and achieve, with a resolve no man can ever match. It is the spirit of Indian woman; I salute her on this Women’s Day. Every mother, sister, wife or a daughter are irreplaceably special. We are proud of the only preventive Cardiologist of our country Dr Pratiksha Gandhi, RJ Archanaa Pania, Dr Sandhya Kamath, Dr Camela Rodrigues and many more, who marvel all Mumbaiikars with their immensely innate talents. In spite of Challenges which stalk them at every corner, they smile every trek and the mosaic of their might is the fabulous lustre of our state of Maharashtra. I pray every woman’s dream come true.

I have been in awe of many things and persons in life. I was in awe of people who I thought were invincible. I was even in awe of people who were humble and unassuming and of those who appeared to be saints in my naïve and innocent eyes. I met Dr D N Langewar Administrator of Maharastra Medical Council and his life’s work have made me experience the sweetness   of  a Awe  in every unique thing which exists in this world I am indebted to him, being my  gift of time. I love ethics and my religion has been to do well and be good. I beseech all my teachers to be my strength so I can do whatever I am here for and with the power of the  wisdom and faith in whatever I shall learn from them,  I shall make the world be in awe of me. Of course…That is future, but today you all teachers of mine, you stand out first in my mind’s eye in being… MY GREATEST AWE……

Our Best teacher Dr O P Kapoor  almost an octogenarian shall conduct his Marathon Practical Medicine lectures at Brila Matushri again this June. Truly a person is great by his deeds, not by birth. I urge all to attend them. In fact life is all about correcting mistakes and there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

I have learnt a lot, yet there is a lot to learn and I yearn to learn a lot.

Bless me.

With loads and loads of love and light.

Dr Deepak K Jumani


Pranaam to all my Respected teachers and all the members of the medical fraternity.

We are living in a world of rapid change. Everything is right here, right now—everybody wants everything faster and better than ever before. Seems everyone is looking for the next, new, best thing in all walks of life. Orthopedic  Surgeons of  today’s generation have a different vision,  they are clever but aggressive, but  they must know that Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. Nothing can hold you back from making a profitable career advancement. Nothing can stop you from being, doing, or having everything you want in life. You can apply your new found knowledge to solve problems and create new ideas at rapid speed.  However, Remember, knowledge is only power if you use it. Use it wisely, and you will prosper  says our dynamic,  dearest,  lover of ethics  and a highly skilled Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Ram Prabhoo, Rightly so Indian Medical Association, Maharashtra State  is  honoured to have him as our Guest Editor.

“You have not lived a perfect day, unless you have done something for someone, who will never be able to repay you.” Dr Ram in his practice at V N Desai Municipal Hospital  and also in his own clinic spends hours and hours operating  and sharing his expertise in training budding  orthopods in various unique techniques and also at various workshops in several national and international venues. Rightly so he is honoured to be the First Vice President of Asia Pacific Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons..indeed a rare honour to lead this huge  chariot. He is a man who has kindness, empathy and  action as his innate powers.

Promise only what you can deliver.  Then deliver more than you promise. This has been Dr Ram’s USP, which is tested  as Gospel truth. Dr Ram has been  associated with all the prestigious organizations for orthopaedic surgeons as IOA, WOC, ARSI, APOA, JESS, and Bombay Orthopaedic Society which he  headed twice. It is not enough to  find a person that unifies one’s goal, one must also carry through and meet its challenges. The purpose must result in strivings, intent has to be translated into action . Dr Ram Prabhoo has always  been a true man of action, whom one loves to emulate.

Any man who thinks he is more intelligent than his wife,  is married to a clever woman. This personifies Dr Ram and Dr Meena, whom he knew since he was 6 yrs of age. They are one of the finest and happy go lucky couples in our fraternity and blessed with two dashing kids.  His ambitious son Dr Tanay is  following his footsteps to be a  Modern Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr Ram  has a great philosophy of life which can be said in  two words- sustain and abstain.

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, (my dearest and respected teachers,) and for the blue dream of sky, (my window of opportunities) and for everything which is natural, (my right choices), which is infinite and which is yes (my attitude and mind set).

One can pay back the loan of gold, money and any material thing, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. The kindness of my teachers is unimaginable. What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. I am grateful nay indebted to all my teachers for their beautiful art of teaching and with always a attitude of gratitude. I thank all my teachers to name few are Dr O P Kapoor, , Dr N H Banka, Dr Abhay Bhave, Dr Shashank Joshi, Dr Y K Amdekar, Dr Rakesh SInha, Dr Ram Prabhoo, Dr Sanjay Agarwala, Dr Praful Desai, Dr Gustad Daver, Dr Khushrav Bajan, Dr Sree Nair of Mayo Clinic, Dr V R Joshi, Dr Camela Rodrigues, Dr Prateeksha, Dr Sanjiv Shah, Dr Jamshed Dalal, Dr Ashwin Mehta, Dr Sudhanshu Bhattachharya. RJ Archana Pania and many many others. These are all who have made our lives worth living and are true gardeners who have blossomed our soul.

Champions aren’t made in Gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have a skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.  IMA has many such  strong willed heroes who have steered so many ideas into reality  and have brought a smile on the face of IMA  are Dr Jayesh Lele, Dr Akil Contractor, Dr Hozie Kapadia, Dr Anil Suchak, Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, Dr Suhas Pingle, Dr S S Utture, Dr Anil Pachnekar, Dr Vijay Panjabi, Dr S K Joshi, Dr Subodh Kedia, Dr Bal Inamdar and many many more all across Maharashtra who shall always be hard core grass root trend setters of our association.

We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world around us, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds , we are a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationship are tied. Only these relationship matter, says our Dear President Dr Bakulesh Mehta. He has always been a constant and strong source of inspiration and motivation to all of us. He with his mighty courage and a balanced mind has endured finest changes at IMA MS, as he believes that the dogmas of the past are inadequate to the stormy present. He is the only son on this soil of our mother land who has  given more than he was asked for. He has brought to reality his dreams of giving all what a man can. The Five issues of Mahima, The First CGP conference, The Late Dr K Ramamoorthy Oration and many other issues which shall always remain  as the sweetest memory in our fraternity to rejoice. He has done everything for IMA and IMAites with a wholesome heart, commitment and devotion. He has raised IMA MS at a higher pedestal and  has brought a shining glow to the image of IMA MS.  In his game of life one sees him always saying once you pledge don’t hedge. Truly one vouches for him as a man with golden heart and symbol of kindness, giving and love. Dear President Sir, We all love you.

I have always enjoyed writing besides working at IMA  and these have been one of the most durable satisfactions in life. In case if I have hurt any one in doing my bit of work, I offer my unconditional apology and beseech you  to forgive me. When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music and your work is love made visible.

I stand before all my teachers, humbly  head bowed and with joined hands and all I say is:

Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwaraha,

Guru Sakhsaat  Param Brahma, Tasmai Shree Guruveha Namah.

Thank you and Bless me.

With loads of love and light.

Dr Deepak K Jumani.



Pranaam to all my Respected teachers and all the members of Medical fraternity.

2010 marks the second year of the five-year focus on ‘Diabetes education and prevention”, the theme selected for World Diabetes Day 14 Nov 2009-2013, by International Diabetes Foundation. The campaign calls on all those responsible for diabetes care to take control of diabetes.

How wonderful it shall be if  none wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  You may not solve every problem or help everyone in need, but you do have permission to go MAD (Make A Difference) today. When you focus on making a positive impact, making a difference has no scale. It can be saying the encouraging words at just the right time or it can be agreeing to do a chore that will make someone’s day a little easier. Going MAD means making a difference by providing whatever resources you have to improve the lives you touch, everyday. The point isn’t to judge the value of what you provide; the point is to provide your unique gifts and talents whenever possible. When you do, you will go MAD. This is what  Dr Sanjiv Shah, a classified endocrinologist of our city has proved to do and has gifted us with a fantastic bouquet of wisdom in this Mahima a granth of Diabetes, Dr Sanjiv Shah our Honoured Guest Editor is a  warm, quiet and a brilliant teacher who always loved to make our fundas crystal clear in his simple style, has in this Mahima,on Diabetes  truly given himself and justified his  responsibility splendidly. His contribution to medical fraternity shall always remain alive beyond time and space.

The secret to life can’t be found in a book, a song or on a mountain top. The secret to life is found in each one of us. It’s a simple understanding of what brings happiness, purpose and love. Our personal secrets are waiting to be exposed and willing be to be shared. This was the genuine feeling collectively of all the eminent endocrinologist, physicians, dieticians, students of Mumbai like Dr Manoj Chhada, Dr S N Narasingan, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Dr Sanjay Kalra, Dr Bharati Kalra,Dr C Venkata Ram, Dr Pramod Gandhi , Nutan Nabar, Dr Arun Bhatt, Dr Shashank Joshi, Shilpa Joshi, Dr, Pitale, Dr Aspi  Irani, Dr Vijay Negalur  Dr Umesh Khanna , Manasi Shah,and many others who have shared their wisdom so selflessly to make MAHIMA almost a ready reckoner for every physician to keep on their desks and not let their Diabetes patients die in bits.

It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing. When it comes to enjoying life and maintaining a positive outlook, it’s important to take an active approach. Having positive well-being doesn’t usually just “happen.” It can be tough to stay upbeat and grateful through all of life’s dilemmas. Though, by examining how we approach life, and how our habits and perspectives impact our attitude and behavior, we can begin to change the areas that aren’t working. To do this involves discovering what’s important to you, making real effort to change unhealthy habits, and working toward a sound mind, body, and spirit. It involves balancing work and relationships, and finding healthy outlets, where you are able to spend your time most optimally and enjoyably. This is beautifully described by Dr Avani Shah who enlightens us on Behaviour aspects of Lifestyle modification in Life style diseases like Obesity and Diabetes..

No one is accidently excellent or great. We all must strive and work hard to reach our biggest aspirations, and we’re all learning and growing each day. This is an important value to uphold if you want to achieve serious success in life. Hard work may be the one thing that separates a champion from a contender. Furthermore, hard work will open up new opportunities and improve your self-confidence. This is personified by Dynamic Endocirne Debonair Dr Shashank Joshi, who in his academic career has earned so many Gold medals  which outweigh his own weight. He has fantastically explained the concept of  Insulin resistance  to make all of us aware the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and also on the newer molecule DPP IV inhibitors

Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs said Stuart A Baird Head of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery of the Glasgow Caledonian University who accompanied by Christine Skinner a Senior Lecturer of the same university came to various metropolis of India to share and enlighten Physicians on Prevention and Management of Diabetic foot and its complications. Every 30 seconds a leg is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world and over 60 % of all leg amputations happen to people with diabetes and every 4th diabetic has a foot problem. Such are the staggering and a pathetic statistics  and trust me these are all preventable morbidities. Straut and Christine took a very basic and most useful workshop  on Diabteic foot  and shared their experiences and they believe if we are able to diagnose early all the patients at risk and treat them  we can improve clinical outcomes and prevent costly complications and  for to meet up this challenge we all must work together.

We all make mistakes – always have and always will. Perhaps no one is harder on you, than you. Give yourself grace for your sins and mistakes. These don’t define your value or purpose in life. Focus on what you can today, right now, to begin feeling more comfortable in your own skin. You are worthy to receive the good fortunes of life and you are more than enough says Dr Deepak Dalal who has beautifully described the benefits of Yoga and Exercise..

“Some people choose to live by complaining. Other people choose to live.” Dr Bakulesh Mehta  has all the zeal and courage and he encouraged  us to bring out  this Mahima special issue on Diabetes and this aptly plurals  to the medical fraternity his commitment, devotion  and social responsibility not only to the IMA MS but also to all the diabetics, on this World Diabetes Day.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!”Dr Jayesh Lele  amidst all odds always takes up the challenges  to be time bound. He has ever since inception, been a great asset to Indian Medical Association.

IMA Dhule women’s wing with their hard work, sincererity, smartness, grace and elegance have conquered the hearts of all IMAites across the state and organised Evecon a conference with a difference. Dr Ravi Wankhedkar with his dynamism meticulously guided the chariot and added more feathers in the hats of IMA Dhule Branch.

Dr Sanjiv Shah believes before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. His heart is ever at the service of humanity and this little bible of Diabetes for Primary Care givers  is a gift from him which we shall cherish the most.

Its rightly said When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

With loads of love and light.

Dr Deepak K Jumani


Pranaam to all my Respected teachers and all the members of Indian Medical Association.

In the 21st Century, the only skill that won’t become obsolete is the ability to learn. Nowadays, our ability to learn new processes can drastically improve our earning potential. Learning is a lot like exercising:  it’s an activity that must be done often to attain maximum results.

Success is not an accident…it’s a learnable skill

No matter what your dreams and aspirations are, one thing is certain: To achieve them you must have the right tools to guarantee your success. It’s time to think about what you’re going to do today  to make your life richer, happier, and more successful

Enrich your personal and professional life. Unlock your full potential for success and achievement. Experience high levels of joy while you work in your clinics and beseech to get maximum job satisfaction, then  wealth and financial stability is not at all a problem.

You can only achieve your dreams when you believe in yourself! Learn how changing the way you think will open new doors to unlimited possibilities. Successful people think and plan better than unsuccessful people. I always say that Plan your work and then Work your plan, and To achieve something you’ve never achieved before, you must become someone you’ve never been before.

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way at the right time.

Boat builders know that the deeper the keel of a sailing vessel, the more stable it will be in storms, squalls, and gusts of wind. The same holds true for us. The deeper your keel — or stabilizing factors in your life i.e. the more you update, by reading or attending CME’s — the less likely it is that you will be blown over or off course when unexpected change occurs.

To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness is a gem of a soul, a classified Haematologist of our City and our Guest Editor,  Dr Abhay Bhave. His brilliant clinical acumen, simplicity and humbleness is beyond words and space. We are fortunate to have him enlighten our medical fraternity in this special issue on hematology on common problems. We have also included articles by  Dr Mammen Chandy, Dr Tapan Saikia, Dr Sunil Parekh and Brigadier Velu Nair, eminent haematologists of our country who have pioneered many useful therapies and procedures for the benefit of patients. Indeed India is  really proud of them.

Dr Mammen Chandy, Director, Tata Medical Centre,  Kolkata, West Bengal & Professor and Head, Hematology Department has beautifully enlightened us on problems of thalassaemia, which speaks of his social commitment.

Dr Tapan Saikia, Head of Medical Oncology, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, has brilliantly described leucocytosis and how to be vigilant with the WBC reports, indeed a very very practical and useful article.


Dr Sunil Parekh Chairman, MDRI (Marrow Donor Registry Programme, India) has been the Messiah of Bone Marrow Rigistry and has been a Guardian Angel for millions who may need Bone marrow as life saving..

Brigadier Velu Nair Dean, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt-110010 another patriot son of our soil whose dreams are  seting up a genuine functional Bone marrow transplant Centers and an ethnic registry to save our patients by curing them from leaukaemias and giving them a good quality of life.

Your aim is to become a “change master,” to embrace change, to welcome change, to ride the tides of change, and to move toward the improvements you desire. “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” said Dr Abhay Bhave.

W. Clement Stone, the billionaire and founder of Combined Insurance Company, was famous for his attitude of being an “inverse paranoid.” He was convinced that everything that happened to him was part of a conspiracy to help him to be more successful. Whenever something unexpected occurred, he immediately said, “That’s good!” and then looked into the situation to find out exactly what was good about it.

Victor Frankl said that the last great freedom of man is the freedom to choose his attitude under any given set of circumstances. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

The life of every man is a diary in which he writes his own story. Many such lives come and go but the echoes of some remain, to touch our souls in unthinkable ways. Lives of these heroes speak to our hearts and give us strength for finding the inspiration within ourselves to write the story of our own life. It has been my hearty wish in every endeavor of mine  to see a change in our readers and to act positive and bring to them a great achievement and job satisfaction, through the wisdom of our teachers like Dr Abhay Bhave and all the others. If something here makes your heart smile and encourages the next bold step of service and compassion in your journey, our mission is accomplished.

I have been getting many many encouraging sms’s, emails and telephone calls congratulating me for the fineness of Mahima issues. I thank all of them and  I pray and beseech all to bless me wholeheartedy and I shall always welcome every  innovative idea or suggestion from all. Afterall I believe No matter how physically you  are, it doesn’t matter until you  share your knowledge with others or show how beautiful you are from the inside. This surely will take you  far  as every value has a value only if its value is valued.

With lots of love and light,

Dr Deepak K Jumani


Pranaam to all my Respected teachers and all the members of Indian Medical Association.

There are many things in life that will catch your eye. But only a few will catch your heart. The worst prison would be a closed heart.  The secret to achieve  whatever you aim for  in life is to enjoy every moment you are in, as each day is little life and Do all things you do with all your love and commitment  as  Commitment is a line you must cross….it is the difference between dreaming and doing.  Its noble to dare to commit .  After all Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  Truly,  Dr N H Banka Noted Gastroenterologist of our country has been one of the finest  examples of the huge human potential. His personal effectiveness, strategies, success is a life defining odyssey.  He plunged headlong into an adventure of doing UBT and Fibroscan in our city and have made it through on the other side of it and still remains the pioneer and the only soul on our motherland to have a data of over twenty thousand patients  with these tests. A marvel, a  achievement which goes miles in the history of medical  laurels by a individual. We the members of Indian Medical Association feel heartily proud of him as our Guest Editor for this issue and also as a Medical Messiah of our Fraternity.

Everyone wants to be successful, Everyone wants to be happy and healthy, do meaning ful  work, achieve financial independence. Everyone wants to make a difference in the world, be significant and have a positive impact on those around  him or her. Everyone wants to do something wonderful with his or her life. Its also said that Success is not a matter of background, intelligence, or native ability. Its not our family, friends or contacts who enable us to do extraordinary things. Instead its our ability to get the very best out of ourselves under all conditions and circumstances. Its our ability to do what you can with what you have, right where you are.  Everyone has a Sahara to cross, You and I move in and out of crisis on regular basis. The turbulence and turmoil of life are inevitable and unavoidable. The only part of the equation you control is how you respond. Circumstances do not make the man, they merely reveal him to himself.  One such glorious personality is Dr Jugal B Agrawal  a Classified  Senior most Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgeon. He pioneered introduction of  open GI staplers in India, Robotic Laproscopic surgeries and many other newer techniques  in Gall Bladder a Surgeries and his latest passion is to innovate Bariatric Surgeries and reduce the burden of obesity.  His splendid skills in  handling gall bladder is amazing beyond words, time and space.  His contribution to our medical fraternity and humanity at large makes us feel very very proud of him. His undying passion to learn and teach makes him worth every great value a human can have and thus he is also one of our Guest Editor.

The highest truth cannot be put in words. Therefore the greatest teacher has nothing to say, He simply gives himself in service, and never worries. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. A teacher affects eternity. But life is a great school it thrashes and bangs and teaches you.

“Every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality” I followed the footsteps of my teachers and gave my best and whatever honours I receive I owe it to those great teachers of mine .. said Late  Reverend Dr K Ramamoorthy who bid adieu to heaven and I am sure he is still watching me and all of us and when I think of him He whispers to me in my minds eyes and this is what he says to me:   My Dear students,

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Gratitude is richness. Complaint is poverty. You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

Everything he said and taught me is a worth every imperishable thing. All the members of Indian Medical Association  fondly remember him as our best teacher, our pride and our mentor and a unique conference has been organized by the Indian Medical Association College of General Practice in his memory this year and the Orations shall be delivered by all respected and esteemed teachers in continuum every year as a mark of our humble  tribute to our reverend and beloved  teacher.

We all are aware of the fact that IMAMS does  not have  own office premise, neither do we have adequate  funds to run the office activities and pay the salaries of the few members of the staff. All of us expect a lot from the state office and truly one should, The State office can do enough for each member  more than any member can expect and trust me our Courageous President  Dr Bakulesh Mehta and every member of his team are committed to serve their best  and this is possible, Friends its not a big deal or a impossible thing.  Its just the inertia to extend your single finger and in return, you shall be getting all the arms embracing you to be for your help  in every need of the hour. A simple gesture can make your parent body  unshakable and resourceful to do anything for our members anytime.  I humbly propose to all the state offices to help our state office by contributing a small sum of Rupees two thousand every quarterly, which will help us create a corpus for various activities which we now cannot think of or dare to do. This will make our Association self reliant and avoid every year’s  struggle and  spreading our palms for help. Friends do join this noble endeavour  as its peanuts for even an individual to contribute.  All the branches of Mumbai have already agreed to do their bit and its  just a wishful  prayer to all the rest to do their bit. Its  said in giving you shall gather and if we don’t give who will.   IMA MS is our parent  and Well ,its for me  beyond any shame asking parents to beg all the time to  help me.

No seed has ever seen its flower, but with all the hope and faith in the wisdom which our teachers have so selflessly showered on us, and our continued zeal to learn we all experience a courage, hence life shall always flower as a amazing beauty. Nothing on this earth can ever reciprocate the wisdom our teachers have gifted us with and still continue to do so, in every CME, Symposia or Conference etc, all I can say is My teachers have been my priceless time, my most precious phase of life, hence all I can say “ Time is the best Doctor ”.

With loads  of love and light,

Dr Deepak K Jumani

MAHIMA  March 2010 THE inaugural issue

Pranaam to all my respected teachers, guiding guides and all the members of Indian Medical Association all across my state of Maharashtra.

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.   The root of all health is in the brain, The trunk of it is in emotion,  The branches and leaves are the body,  The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.  Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. Let your food be our medicine and not medicine our food. There are some remedies worse than the disease. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Hence in this inaugural issue of Mahima we are fortunate  to have Dr Pratiksha Das, a dynamic first preventive cardiologist of our country, as our Guest Editor. Her  crusade to support actively a non-invasive cardiac treatment as EECP {Enhanced External Counter pulsation}, which is safe, long lasting, affordable, non-medicated, out-patient & US FDA approved  evidence based treatment  for coronary artery disease, is commendable beyond time & space.

If you want to live, you must walk, if you want to live long , you must run. This is beautifully taught by the Rehabilitation team of Institute  of Preventive Cardiology Heart Care Centre as a package in their treatment  for coronary artery disease. Over the years, medical science has identified  all the primary systems of the human body, the circulatory, nervous, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, endocrine immune system etc. but two other systems which are central to  the proper functioning  of a human being need to be emphasized. These are The healing system and the belief system. The two work together. To get the body in tone get the mind in tune and  at IPC Heart Care Centre there is  a awesome Yoga program customised to heal the mind, body and souls of the critically ill cardiac patients.
I am convinced beyond an iota of doubt that we have a splendid pharmacy inside us that is absolutely exquisite. It makes the right medicine , for the precise time, for the right target organ- with no side effects. Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have, its caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something  that you need to get it, its something you have already if you don’t disturb  it. So Prevention and Wellness should be  implored upon by every physician and IPC Heart Care Centre excels in positively promoting the same. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age old struggle. There is a roar of crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other  said Dr Pratiksha Das who rose to every occasion to listening to her conscience to build IPC Heart Care Centre to such a magnitude which matchlessly makes her a daring Lady entrepreneur. So truly today life is either a daring adventure or nothing. After all one isn’t necessarily born with courage genes, but one is born with potential and Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.  It’s this  unique moral quality of Dr Pratiksha  which makes her irresistible to fly as high as to kiss the sky.

I have read and understood Dr Dean Ornish,  who hails  in Western World  and has successfully proved reversal of  the heart diseases with all his non invasive techniques and life style modifying  science. In India we have our Dr Pratiksha Das who trains and treats all her patients with similar in fact better scientific instruments  and has been splendidly successful in curing over 5000 patients in her passionate journey to heal  without a needle or scalpel. One  who has health has hope and one who has hope has everything . Every ailing heart’s  hope is  Dr Pratiksha Das.

The  reason why birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. The air under our wings are the teachings of our teachers. One such teacher who is our best teacher who still continues to teach with undying zeal and passion is Dr O P Kapoor.  This year Dr O P Kapoor’s lectures shall begin at Birla Matushri  Auditorium from June onwards every Sunday morning. I feel that there are two types of teachers on this planet, One is Dr O P Kapoor and second are all the others. This should settle the debate if any, on who is the greatest teacher of all time.  Some are born with a silver spoon but my best teacher Dr O P Kapoor is born with teaching in his soul.

It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writings than to put one principle into practice believes  Dr Bakulesh Mehta, our dearest, dynamic  president, who has vowed to turn every stone upturn to lift up, built and strengthen not only the pillars of IMA MS and make State office a self reliant and evergreen for ever.  The one thing which makes I assure our IMAites is that under the tenure of Dr Bakuleshbhai as  Pilot of our State Office all the branches  of our state shall flourish boundlessly.

In matters of style, swim with the current, but in matters of principle stand like a rock explained our versatile and dynaimic Hon State Secretary Dr Hozie Kapadia  whose innate qualities of integrity, commitment and consistency makes all of us feel really proud of him.

In this issue we have tried to emphasize the importance of non invasive treatments  for coronary artery disease,available for our patients and leading interventional cardiologists tell us woes of interventions. This leaves us with a cold choice between two alternatives. Our creator has given us five senses to help us survive the threats from the external world, and a sixth sense to survive the internal threats. Its how you spend your choice is all that matters.

Words fail me to express my wholehearted thanks to Dr Jayesh Lele , Dr Akil Contractor, Dr Suhas Pingale, Dr S K Joshi, Dr Ajoy Saha, Dr Prabhakaran Rao, Dr Anil Suchak, , Dr Niranjan Vaidya & our dearest President, Dr Bakulesh Mehta,  for their unconditional support and dependable commitment to  every little thing in making of this issue of MAHIMA, as they all believe that no one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else. After all  those who wish to sing always find a song.

With loads of love and light,

Dr Deepak K Jumani.

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