A few days ago, I visited a hospital with my friend Dr Vijay Patel, Incharge Principal, V D Desai Wadiwala School. The chief doctor and the owner of that hospital is Dr Devangi Jogal.
She was my student when she was in class 10 or 11. She came to me to learn textual English. In her batch there were only two students. Early morning she would come with her friend, and in her sweet childlike voice made my mornings better. I enjoyed teaching them.
After a few years, she came to me to learn Spoken English. She was one of the most brilliant students I had ever taught. She (and I too) wanted her to become an IAS officer. My wife and I in fact went to her house and talked to her parents about it. But, as luck would have it, she became an Ayurvedic doctor… perhaps to fulfill her father’s dream. Anyway, she won gold medals every year and became an MD, a Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda.
As I had expected, she did different from what other doctors in her field do. Because of her intelligence and meticulous research (and also her husband’s support), she started a centre for Ayurvedic treatment and research. In due course of time, it flourished and you can see its current activities here:
Wish you all the best, dear Devangi.
PS. I could have written a lot more about her (and her family members’) abilities and achievements… maybe some other time.