My Teachers

April 13th, 2010

My Pranaam to all my Respected teachers .

I do not know how long I shall live., which is surely not in my hands.  And It matters not how long we live, but How ??
I always preferred to having wings than to having  things ,as for me Time is a very precious gift, so precious that its given to us moment by moment….
The amazing gifts of time to all of us, what gives our lives a meaning,
a heart and mind to our body of life, a resource, which inspires and motivates us every day, are our teachers our gurus.. And on this Sepember 5th , Teacher’s Day
Let us pay our tribute, a humble salute and a Service of love to our Heroes of Life….

I want to reach the hearts of every right thinking individual and softly knock
on their souls to whisper my heart felt wish  about  my Heroes who are known to all, we see them, we have learnt from them, they have made a great impact in our life and work. But its really not easy to thank them.. How can I adequately thank these
God send noble angelic souls, who often do so much for us and continue to do so…
They are not wanting for fame or acclaim.. Their aim and love of life is caring and giving.
They aren’t those who wished to make a fortune, but they passionately try hard to teach us and make a difference. These heroes might have their names in Who’s Who, but the light of the wisdom, which they have so selflessly showered on us, is lit in all of us to brighten our path of life…

These heroes have enlightened and brightened our lives and seldom have we turned back to them to say Thank you My teacher….
I on behalf of all my colleagues, and friends in the medical fraternity, wholeheartedly thank all the teachers who shall remain cherished in us as our spirits and iota of enthuse in all of us and beseech all my teachers to continue blessing us all,  As what we today are is all


If I was to bring down the rainbow from the sky I would do so, and I would write the names of all my teachers on it and place the rainbow back in the sky.

Let me tell you how our teachers have made a difference in our lives either by being what they are or by designing our academic personality. I wish I could emulate all…

Examine every patient from top to bottom  says my best teacher Dr O P Kapoor… Many a times stopping all the medicines and counseling parents almost cure the children was taught to me by Father of Paediatrics, Dr Y K Amdekar… What has age got to do with learning and using computers emphasizes octogenarian Dr R D lele.  Even today every heart ailment can be diagnosed clinically and without the help of any machines stresses Reverend teacher and Cardiologist Dr K G Nair…Do not forget thyroid and Drug Fever  in any case of PUO taught renowned Physician Dr K Ramamorthy.. Be good and do good is my religion says Father of Rheumatology Dr V R Joshi… Never refuse any patient and Diabetes is to be treated by Family Physicians  says Endocrine Debonair Dr Shashank Joshi . Maintain records for your benefit and Master tropical diseases says Director of Medical Education and Health Services,  & Dean of KEM Hosp. Dr M E Yeolekar. Literature, Trials, Experiences are true but trust your sixth sense and what you see in a patient and don’t treat the reports treat your patient says Classified intensivist Dr Farhad Kapadia…Compassion and Courage always personified the renowned microbiologist  Dr Cameila Rodrigues..

ECG machine is a must in every Primary Care Giver’s Clinic stresses  Senior Family Physician Dr Mehmood  Merchant,  Give every patient a file with all their reports it costs nothing but yields are splendid told our favorite senior Family Physician Dr Gunvant Seth, Every thing one does in life is due to only two emotions either Fear or Love.. and Love heals says One of My best teacher RJ Archana Pania of Radio City 91.1FM..

There are many many useful lessons which our teachers have taught us and we are fortunate to have them and lastly let me tell you that I would be very happy if dozens of quacks came and started their practices near my clinic.. and I would never ever be affected, After all how they can match our splendid clinical acumen, which is the core requisite  & our USP  for a trust and long term relationship between a family physician and a patient  So ignore the quacks, You are a lotus and a diamond you shall never loose your sanctity and sparkle, wherever you may be. Raise yourself with a positive attitude and a changed mindset…

Teacher and Guru

A teacher takes responsibility of your growth

A Guru makes you responsible for your growth

A teacher gives you things you do not have and require

A Guru takes away things you have and do not require

A teacher answers your questions

A Guru questions your answers

A teacher helps you get out of the maze

A Guru destroys the maze

A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey

A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey

A teacher is a guide on the path

A Guru is a pointer to the way

A teacher sends you on the road to success

A Guru sends you on the road to freedom

A teacher explains the world and its nature to you

A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you

A teacher makes you understand how to move about in the world

A Guru shows you where you stand in relation to the world

A teacher instructs you

A Guru constructs you

A teacher sharpens your mind

A Guru opens your mind

A teacher shows you the way to prosperity

A Guru shows the way to serenity

A teacher reaches your mind

A Guru touches your soul

A teacher gives you knowledge

A Guru makes you wise

A teacher gives you maturity

A Guru returns you to innocence

A teacher instructs you on how to solve  problems

A Guru shows you how to resolve issues

A teacher will punish you with a stick

A Guru will punish you with compassion

A teacher is to pupil what a father is to son

A Guru is to pupil what mother is to her child

One can always find a teacher

But a Guru has to find and accept you

A teacher leads you by the hand

A Guru leads you by example

When a teacher finishes with you,

you graduate

When a Guru finishes with you,

you celebrate

When the course is over you are thankful to the teacher

When the discourse is over you are grateful to the Guru

Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu,

Guru Devo Maheshwara,

Guru Sakshat Param Brahma,

Tasmay Shri Guruve Namah !

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

I have learnt silence from the talkative,

I have learnt tolerance from the intolerant and

I have learnt kindness from the unkind,

Yet strange enough I am ungrateful to these teachers.

But a galaxy of teachers of mine whom I wonder awe and beseech blessings are:

1. Dr Abha Nagral,

2. Dr Abhay Chowdhry,

3. Dr Abhay Nene,

4. Dr Ajay Choksi,

5. Dr Ajay Singh,

6. Dr Ajit Menon,

7. Dr Akshay Mehta,

8. Dr Alan Almeida,

9. Dr Amit Maydeo,

10. Dr Amit Vora,

11. Dr Amita Nene,

12. . Dr Amrish Vaidya,

13. Dr Anaita Hegde,

14. Dr Anand Deshpande,

15. Dr Anand Nadkarni,

16. Dr Anand Shandilya,

17. Dr Anand Somaya,

18. Dr Anand Joshi,

19. Dr Anil Bhoraskar,

20. Dr Anjali Chabbria,

21. Dr Anjali Shetty,

22. Dr Arun Bal,

23. Dr Arun Mehra,

24. Dr Asha Kapadia,

25. Dr Ashit Hegde,

26. Dr Ashit Sheth,

27. Dr Ashok Kirpalani

28. Dr Ashok Mahashur,

29. Dr Ashok Mehta,

30. Dr Ashwin Mehta,

31. Dr Ashwini Bhalerao,

32. Dr B A Krishna,

33. Dr B C Kalmath,

34. Dr B C  Mehta,

35. Dr B K Goyal

36. Dr B K Mishra,

37. Dr B L Chitalangia,

38. Dr B S Singhal,

39. Dr Bharat Dalvi,

40. Dr Bharat  Shah,

41. Dr Bhavin Jhankaria,

42. Dr Bhujang Pai,

43. Dr Bhupendra Gandhi,

44. Dr Brian Pinto,

45. Dr Burjor Banaji,

46. Dr C Balakrishnan,

47. Dr C J Thakkar,

48. Dr C K Ponde,

49. Dr C V Vanjani,

50. Dr Camela Rodrigues,

51. Dr Charulata Sankhla,

52. Dr Chetan Oberoi,

53. Dr Deepak Namjoshi,

54. Dr Deepak Naphade,

55. Dr Deepraj Bhandarkar,

56. Dr Duru Shah,

57. Dr  F D Dastur,

58. Dr Farhad Kapadia,

59. Dr Farah Gijina,

60. Dr Faroukh Udwadia,

61. Dr Girish Rajadhyaksha,

62. Dr Gul Mansukhani,

63. Dr Gunvant Sheth,

64. Dr Gustad Daver,

65. Dr H B Chandalia,

66. Dr H D Pardawala,

67. Dr H G Desai

68. Dr Harish Shetty,

69. Dr Hema Purandare,

70. Dr Hemant Vadeyar,

71. Dr Himanshu Mehta,

72. Dr Hrishikesh Pai,

73. Dr Indu Khosla,

74. Dr J B Agarwal,

75. Dr Jamshed Dalal,

76. Dr Jamuna Pai,

77. Dr Jayant Barve,

78. Dr Jayanti Mani,

79. Dr Jayram Subramanium,

80. Dr Jayshree Mondkar,

81. Dr Jehangir Sorabjee,

82. Dr Joy Desai,

83. Dr K G Nair,

84. Dr K N Shah,

85. Dr K P Mishra,

86. Dr K R Shetty,

87. Dr K Ramamoorthy,

88. Dr K Ravishanker,

89. Dr Keki Mehta,

90. Dr Kersi Chavda,

91. Dr Khusav Bajan,

92. Dr Lala Murad,

93. Dr Lalit Kapoor,

94. Dr Leka Adik Pathak,

95. Dr M B Agarwal,

96. Dr Madhuri Kulkarni,

97. Dr Mala Bhambhani,

98. 98. Dr Mamta Mangalani,

99. 99. Dr Manju Butani,

100. Dr Manoj Chhada,

101. Dr Manu Kothari,

102. Dr Mehmood Merchant,

103. Dr Mihir Bapat,

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