If there is one person I have come to depend on entirely in the last many years in Mumbai its my family doctor…Dr Agrawal. To me-and i’m sure to the hundreds he treats- he is much more than a man of science, he is a man of the heart. His good intentions and love as healing as the medicines he prescribes
I call him up for everything- from coughs and colds to frizzy hair!! to broken backs. Very often Kaveri will sneeze and demand to see Dr Agrawal-sometimes she just speaks with him on the phone and she is fine. Ditto for me. He is never too busy and takes no complaint lightly. He works tirelessly round the clock not even pausing for a cup of tea or coffee. A true karmayogi. I asked him once what happens when he falls ill-who looks after him. He laughed it off saying that as long as he is looking after people he never falls ill. Its what keeps him happy and refreshed
Last evening was the wedding reception of his daughter Dr Raashi Agrawal -a bright young physiotherapist who is carrying on her fathers good work. She has healed many a torn ligament and knee injury in my family too, with the same affable goodness as her father
The sheer goodwill that Dr Agrawal holds in the community was apparent last evening. EVERYBODY showed up-everybody had an injection story or some such to share and smile about. After all there are generations that have grown up with his healing touch
Inspite of the large number of people that were present, Dr Agrawal attended personally to each and every one of his guests-insisting we eat and make merry.
I told him the next time I call him it HAS to be for a cup of coffee or a meal- the good doctor needs some rest too.
Ofcourse I’ll have to fake an ailment to get him to make the time for that and have him visit 🙂