Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dr. Aravindan Nair's speech at the surgery farewell

Here is Dr. Nair's moving speech at the department farewell in 3 parts. Well worth the watch, even for those who don't know him. What a privilege to know a great man like him. Thanks to Partho Mukherjee for recording it and putting it up.


  1. Thanks to Partho and Arpit that I can listen to Sir's words. I am so lucky and privileged to have been personally taught and worked as an intern under Sir. His words invoke such feelings and ideals that are beyond description; I wish I can be one-tenth of my mentor. Thank you Sir for everything, and I hope you have a very good and happy days ahead.

  2. Christina James IrwinFebruary 28, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Thanx Arpit for posting Dr Arvindans speech at his felicitation.
    Enjoyed listening to him and felt very nostalgic.
    I am really privileged to have known him as a teacher then a friend. I was his intern in Dr Fenns unit - he was an example to us thru his actions.
    Gem of a person - competent,kind,loving and above all humble.
    Wishing him and his family -all the very best.God Bless
    Christina James Irwin
    Batch of 1978
    Was Consultant in RMU at CMCH -till 2003

  3. to someone like me who has only ever seen sir as one the 'great's of the institution, it's difficult to imagine him as a 'boy' who came to CMC with dreams and wonder in his eyes. i always imagined him as having sprung magically from the ground- fully formed, skillful, wise and wonderful; with gentleness in his manner, kindness in his eyes, and unbending strength in his stride.
    Justin James

  4. Thanks Arpit & Partho for the post, That was a fantastic story told by a living legend himself, good to hear his struggles and the opportunities he was given by the People-Institution. I guess the common thread thro his talk was commitment and pray all would imbibe and not revel in his glory.