An incorrigible Calcuttan. A short stint in Loreto House and thereafter a diehard Xaverian. The first batch of guinea pigs of the present 10+2 system.
Medical education and endurance in Medical College , Calcutta.Collected a fair amount of academic silverware , with an irrational passion for surgery and history. A decade in England, with an unplanned foray into cardiac surgery—a very ‘un-Bengali’ thing to do in the early ’90s.
Emotive return to India , and into the cruel chaos of Indian healthcare in a struggling Kolkata. Surprisingly, survived the grilling to establish as one of the busiest cardiac surgical practices in the city.
Other than the main domain, remained a keen student of healthcare delivery, Indian history and contemporary art. A popular public speaker and debater in English and Bengali.
Founded the Calcutta Debating Circle, a leading discussion and debate forum.
Served as the President of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons. President elect of Society of Coronary Surgeons of India.
A teetotaler, addicted to the Renaissance and Rabindra sangeet.
You are holding the pages he put together to escape the killing boredom of the lockdown. Remains and indebted to his wife Arundhati for her forbearance, to his son Kushal for the evening brain storming discussions, and to the Corona virus for the opportunity he would have otherwise never had.