Thursday, January 7, 2010

To Doctor with Love

He was our family doctor and a close relative. A friend, philosopher and guide to our family. He breathed his last today, very much to the regret of all those who knew him.
Yes, Dr. Anand , we will all miss you.

All of us met him just on the second of January this year – not even a week back. Gregarious by nature, smiling and the cynosure of all eyes, he endeared himself to one and all. A Doctorate of Medicine by profession , Dr. Anand died of aortic aneurysm – a swelling of the aorta. It all happened within a few hours and suddenly he is no more in our midst.

Any ailment in our family and Dr. Anand was promptly contacted. He cured many of his patients just by instilling confidence and through his love and affection. He was not one to initiate strong measures for ailments but rather would wait and watch before he prescribed any course of treatment. Probably in his own case, he was given no time to wait and watch. It is just unbelievable that our beloved Doctor is no more.

A family of doctors, seven of them that includes Dr. Anand, his late father, Dr. Anand’s wife and daughter, his two brothers and brother’s daughter. Heartfelt and sincere condolences to Dr. Anand’s family for this irreparable loss and may the Almighty give abundant strength to them to tide over this loss.

All of us in the family are at a loss of words and deeply shocked.
What else to say except - ' Death lays its icy hands on Kings.'

28 comments:

DebraLSchubert said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. Your quote, 'Death lays its icy hands on Kings' really does say it all. (MLK, JFK, Ghandi, etc.)

Ugich Konitari said...

Very sorry to hear this. We too have a wonderful lady doctor who we all go to, and she is like a parent to me, now that my parents are no more. My father was diagnosed with a large supra-renal aortic aneurysm in 2003, by accident, and we had learnt then that death due to that could be instantaneous, and how to take safeguards etc. He passed away in 2006, but due to old age. I did a lot of research on the aneurysms and put everything here: A layman' s guide to abdominal aortic aneurysms . In case you want to see....

Neha said...

So sorry to hear this..May his soul Rest in Peace..

Kavi said...

Extremely sorry to hear about this sir. I hope his family is ok...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear such very sad news! Wonderful doctors like Dr. Anand are rare and frequently hard to find. I can understand what a loss this is not only to his family but to his patients, like you and to his friends and colleagues! Your beautiful quote does indeed say it all. May his soul rest in peace!

Sylvia

nsiyer said...

Hi Debra. Thanks for your comments. Rightly siad all the great leaders mentioned by you - what a great loss.

Dear Ugich Konitari, well said. Your layman's guide is quite informative and will be very useful. Thanks a million.

Thanks Neha for the sentiments expressed.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Kavi. Dr. anand was a great human being and his family is shaken. I went for his funeral and the sea of mourners was to be seen to be believed.

Leela said...

Yes, it was indeed a sea of mourners this morning when Dr Anand's mortal remains left on the last journey. He had a lot of friends in nooranites, his patients, the medical community and chemburites who knew him for many years. I vividly remember his visits when my mother Rasatha was ailing. He would lovingly tell her to eat her curdrice and narthanga and not worry about anything. His jovial approach would work more magic than medicines. An unforgettable human being ans a humane doctor. Adieu! Dr Anand...............LEELA

SUNDER IYER said...

Such noble souls are rare to find. In today’s society where people live as strangers in one family, it was impressive to see Dr.Anand who used to meet everyone with love and warmth.
May his soul rest in peace.

Haddock said...

some things are beyond anyone's control.

Akil said...

I agree with and echo everyone's sentiments about my cousin, Anand.

He took care of my mom in the later stages of her life before she attained eternal bliss about a couple of years ago.She always thought of him (along with his two brothers, Bharat & Bal) as the "other" three sons who gave her the support system that she needed to live without any worries.

Anand was a very compassionate and "practical" doctor who was not "prescription happy" to recommend a medication for every symptom. He let the body work its ways to cure itself. My mother was a testimonial to his "brand" of treatment. He was also a "great" father to his son, Ajay and daughter, Aparna.

It is indeed very sad that his life was snatched away at such an early age. I will miss him very much.

Thanks to N.S. Iyer and all the others for your kind and thoughtful words.

MBA Staff said...

Dr. D.Anand M D.
Chembur.



It Was With Profound And Stunning Shock, Grief And Total Disbelief That Dr. D Anand Passed Away On 7th January 2010 After A Brief Abdominal Illness.

Dr. Anand Was A Great Friend And Supporter Of G.O.D.S’ , Ever Ready To Attend To The Medical Problems Of The Disabled With Kindness, Sympathy And Empathy.

Dr. D. Anand MD, Chembur, Hailed From, An Illustrious Family Of Doctors, Rendering Great Humanitarian Service To The Society In Matunga, Wadala , Sion, Chembur Ghatkopar, Vikhroli And Othrer Parts Of Mumbai For The Last 80 Years.

One of his Brother Is The Famous And Popular Dental Surgeon Dr D Bharat And Another Brother Dr D Balasubramanian Is A Consultant Radiologist, who have g Their Consulting Chambers In Chembur.

His Father Late Dr N.S. Doraiswamy Was A Practicing General Physician , Practising In Matunga And Rendering Yeoman Service Especially To The Most Needy Section Of Our Society With Below Poverty Level Income In Dharavi And Surrounding Slum Areas.

Dr. Anand Was An Extremely Popular Senior Consulting Physician With His Clinic In Chembur And Matunga, And With A Long Stint As A Consultant With Major Hospitals In That Area Like Rajawadi , Godrej, Inlaks, Ghatkopar Hindu Sabha And Nursing Homes Like Rane, Etc.

To Quote A Senior Citizen In Chembur, Dr D Anand Was Not Only A Consultant Physician To His All His Patients, But A Five In One Personality – A Family Friend, Doctor For The Body, Doctor For The Mind, Friendly Family Counselor And Above All A Great Human Being .

G.O.D.S Will Miss This Great Friend And Supporter And The Void Created By His Absence Cannot Be Filled Up For Many Many Years To Come.

C.R. Balasubramanian,
Chaitman, MBA Foundation

Pankajam said...

As I am reading the tributes offered to Anand I feel that no words can describe the Man that he was. Any one of us have any problem minor or major we never will go ahead with treatmeny suggested by any specialist .WE always used to call him up and ask him whether we can continue with the doctors advice.
Very recently one of my grand neice had her grand mother in law in the dhirubhai ambani hospital for some ailment. Thsy were getting desperate as she was neither getting better nor the doctors were giving any reassurance as to what the problem was and how long she will be hospirtalised and so on. Then they asked me whether I know of anyone who can give some sound advice and the first person I suggested was our dear Anand. and true to his nature he heard their predicatmeny and referred them to his friend doctor who is working in the same hospital and assured them reg the problem And the concerned people were all praises for Anand. Needless to say the I was very proud that he is a very close relative of mine IN fact he is my first cousin more than a real brother.
Fate has really snatched him away from us in a giffy and we are all shell shocked. It will take a long time for all of us to accept the fact he is no more.
pankajam

MBA Foundation(NGO) said...

HI FRIENDS,

WE WANT TO PERPETUATE THE GLORIOUS MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN TRADITIONS PRACTISED BY LATE DR D ANAND, BY STARTING A
" DR.D.ANAND MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE CENTRE", IN OUR GORAI DISABILITY CARE CENTRE.THE CENTRE WILL CATER TO THE POOR AND LOWER INCOME GROUP IN THE AREA FOR DISABLED AND DISADVANTAGED [INCLUDING SENIOR CITIZENS]. THIS WILL BE FUNCTIONING UNDER MBA FOUNDATION, OUR ORGANISATION WORKING FOR REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

IN COURSE OF TIME, WE WILL START A POLY CLINIC WITH STRONG SLANT TOWARDS DISABLED AND DISADVANTAGED PERSONS INCLUDING SENIOR CITIZENS.
AND A RESEARCH CENTRE WITH A
STRONG EMPHASIS ON PROBLEMS OF THE DISABLED AND DISADVANTAGED- PREVENTION AND CURE.

AS AN INAUGURAL CONTRIBUTION, I AM CONTRIBUTING RS 100,001.00 FROM MY PERSONAL FUNDS.

THIS I THINK IS THE BEST WAY TO SAY TO ANAND THAT WE ARE TRYING IN OUR OWN SMALL WAY TO KEEP ALIVE HIS GLORIOUS SERVICE TO THE SICK NEEDY, WITH A STRONG HUMAN TOUCH.

FOR DETAILS YOU CAN CONTACT US AT THE FOLL. ADDRESS / PHONE NUMBER.


C R BALASUBRAMANIAN.
MEENAKSHI B,

G.O.D.S'[GROUPS OF DISABLED]
of
MBA Foundation
Mission:A Life With Self Esteem & Dignity For The Disabled.
All Donations May Please Be Made By Way Of Cheque or DD In The Name Of MBA Foundation,Payable At Mumbai.
Income Tax Benefits Are Available Under Sec.80g Of Income Tax Act 1961.
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9833172898 / 9833872898

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Vilasini & Pradeep said...

Anand Periappa – we will miss you. I think every time we visit Chembur , it is going to be difficult to thwart that lump in our throats. Be it the Chembur temple , or 10th Road , or the clinic or Baby Periamma taking a walk in Diamond garden , somehow our short stay in Chembur had so many moments that brought us together. It will be difficult to wipe out memories of your jovial husky voice, your warmth and affection , and your simplistic medical treatments combined with jovial advices on a better lifestyle .This whole thing has been so sudden that we sometimes need to pinch ourselves to believe that you are indeed no more.
We have had the good fortune to interact with Dr.Anand for at best a couple of years - we were always far off in the south and now quite thankful for those golden years in Chembur. The impact of those few years has been enormous. Even back in Bangalore, we used to remember Periappa so often and so fondly, especially if we chose to take a small ride on our bike (which he did not approve of at all!) or we landed up with a doctor who prescribed sheets and sheets of medication and tests for amma( even then our fall back was always Bal Chittappa and Anand Periappa ).
Our hearts genuinely go out to the family, well wishers, friends and patients of his, who have known him all their life. Life will probably never be the same again.

Janki said...

Anand periappa's voice keeps reverberating inside of me, and oddly even though our interactions were mostly through the family functions over the years, I have always felt that if my appa were here, he would have laughed and joked with me just like periappa used to.

I wish I had some wise words to share on a loss such as this, but unfortunately I don't, all I have within me is confusion on why Gods law works this way ? Time does teach us to move on, the vacuum remains but slowly gets filled with all the beautiful memories shared. I would really like to believe that the circle of life continues, and our loved ones come back to touch our lives and hold our hands. Baby periamma,Ajay and Appu - please try and hold on to that thought.

nsiyer said...

Yes, Kavi.its a great losss to lose a great human being.

Hi Sylvia. You are right but the Creator has its own plans.

nsiyer said...

Leela, you are absolutely right. Thanks for writing about Rashata. She was a great human being.

Sunder, you are right. The love showered on Anand is seen to be believed.

nsiyer said...

Hi Hadock. Thanks for coming over.

Akhil, I express my condolences to you on losing a great cousin.The examples you have narrated hold so true for each of us who knew him.

Dear MBA Staff,

So nice of you all to acknowledge this great Doctor. You'll would have experienced him closely and I can understand your sentiments. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

nsiyer said...

MBA Foundation: Waht a great gesture, Mr. Balakrishnan and Ms. Meenakshi in honouring our Dr. Anand by this inaugural donation. I see Dr. Anand living through this memorial and continuing to serve the interests of the needy.

My condolences to you Pankajam and I share our grief. All of us close to him can feel the loss.

nsiyer said...

Hi Vilasini and amp and Pradeep to all youmy hearfelt condolences. your sharing shows how much you all miss him. Yes, fate has laid its hands and we are mere spectators watchong this great play happening.

Yes, Janaki I sincerely trust that the cycle of life continues and we have our Dr. Anand back in some form or the other.

Samyukta said...

Your post is a beautiful and moving ode to a brilliant individual who touched so many lives and spread so much cheer around him during his lifetime. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

nsiyer said...

You are right Samyukta. He impacted several lives. He must be serving at his Heavenly abode with equal energy.

Nishant said...

.May his soul Rest in Peace..

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Lakshmi said...

It is a year since Dr. Anand has been snatched away from us but my family and myself are still trying to come to terms with it. He was a messenger of God and his passing away has left such a great void that no one would be able to fill for eternity.

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!!!

C R Balasubramanian said...

... And , Such A Doctor With Love, Walked Amidst Us In This World In Flesh And Blood , And He Was Our Anand. A Five In One Doctor Who Was Humanist, Family Friend, A Family Councellor, And Quiet Soothing Therapist Who Gave Cream Of Vegetable Soup For The Body Mind And Soul, And And A Very Good Doctor , Who Never Bothered About Money , And He Was Our Our Own Anand!!!
Here Was , Sorry , Is, Dr. Anand, Still Amidst Us , Walking Talking, Smiling , Feeling , Encouraging , ... When Comes Another Like Him.. Because GOD Nowadays Does Not Make many Like him , Because That Is The Dr Anand Is Made !!!!!

aparnaanand said...

I read this blog and its comments for the first time a few days after my father's demise at which point it was extremely difficult for me to express myself given the hard circumstances. They say "time is the best healer"...I do not know if I will ever be able to overcome the loss but today as i go back to reading the posts I can only express my heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for describing my father and your interactions with him in such a beautiful manner. As a daughter, I cannot but thank God enough for giving me such a wonderful father and I know he's with me all the while, holding my hand and walking by my side through this journey of life...My regards to each one of you for bringing back beautiful and fond memories of my late father...

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