For a surgeon who conducts close to 300 orthopaedic surgeries in a month and over 1,600 joint replacement surgeries in year, there is hardly any real time left to explore the creative aspects of life.
Habits like reading, writing, listening to music, watching movies and hanging out with buddies takes a backseat.
It is quite understandable to give in to that kind of pressure.
Making patients, who are destined to wheelchair walk again, is a huge task.
And in such circumstances, its usually tough to stay in touch with ones creative side, dabble in writing or pursue other creative activities.
“I read for at least 45 minutes before going to bed. It has been a lifelong habit. Reading helps me unwind and prepare for the rigours of the next day” he says,
Thanks his veracious reading habits and penchant to regularly contribute for the college magazines in his younger days, the Managing Director of Sunshine Hospitals has now come out with a book “Guruvayanam”, a compilation of his writing on a host of topics.
The book is essentially a collection of his stories that have appeared in Andhra Jyothi weekly for 52 weeks. Dr. Reddy has undoubtedly succeeded in developing his own genre in writing in which humor is a major component
- Stories in the book are those that appeared in Andhra Jyothi Weekly
- Filmmaker Bapu, who is his patient, has designed the book cover
No Work on Weekends
The Surgeon loathes working in weekends.
“I dont work in weekends because that ill when I pursue my other passions. I have read almost all the works of Yandamuri Veerendranath, Mullupudi Venkat Ramana and Bapu, During my formative years, I was a big fan of James Handley Chase. At Guntur Medical College, I used to contribute a lot to the college magazine, the doctor says,
About “Guruvayanam”, the doctor says that the book will relate to everybody.
My father was a lecturer and my upbringing was middle class. The articles in the book are drawn from my childhood experiences, travelogues and my take on life. I have used the humour element wherever I could,” he says.
Thanks to his close relationship with Bapu, who is a patient of his, the renowned filmmaker has specially designed the book cover.
“I share a special relationship with my patients. Thanks to my profession. I regularly get to meet writers like Bapu and Mullapudi Venkat Ramana, actors, music directors and other celebrities, I am planning to organize regular interaction sessions between them and normal patients. This will spread joy among patients admitted to the hospitals, “he says.