Professional qualification: Graduated from Seth GS Medical college and KEM hospital, mumbai with a post-graduation in Radio-diagnosis MD . was a lecturer at the mumbai university for 3 years.
i have published 12 scientific papers in indexed medical journals. these include several innovations in the field of radiodiagnosis.
Professions: 1.radiologist at the Breach Candy hospital and St Elizabeth’s hospital, mumbai.2. daily cartoonist. 3.sculptor.
Began cartooning while doing a residency in the hospital- so have been cartooning for more years than have been practising radiology.
Cartooning for more than 20 years for many, many indian publication as well as foreign ones (including the New York times , Al-jazeera, Charlie Hebdo, Sud Ouest , Toronto Star etc).
Over the years i have published more than 12,000 cartoons. I draw from a range of topic- politics, urban issues, science, medicine, sports, even spiritual cartoons.
Daily cartoonist for Mid-day ( mumbai, delhi, bangalore, pune) – 6 years now, former daily front page cartoonist for Bombay Times (The Times of India) for 9 years.
Regular cartoonist for Time Out (mumbai,delhi, bangalore), Money Life. syndicated by Artizans in north america.
I was honoured to be a Judge at the World Press Cartoon contest-the foremost cartoon contest in the world, with the largest prize amount (20,000euros),2008- Lisbon- the first and only time an indian has been made one.
I did a cartoon residency in La Rochelle france in Jan Feb 2010, with Sud Ouest paper- exhibition was on for three months of cartoons and sculpture in france.
exhibited with geroges wolinski works on india.
was included in the Hello! magazine list of 10 most powerful people in the indian media- listed at No.9. for the year 2011.
I have published a few books of cartoons- ‘Fanatics and their antics’, ‘Say Hah!’ (medical cartoons) , ‘Never again’, ‘Pyar ke side-effects’ (cartoons on love,sex and dating)
I have had four cartoons exhibitions till date in mumbai . at the National gallery of modern art 2002, mumbai, sakshi gallery,2004 and the alliance francaise 2009 and 2010.
apart from radiology and cartooning –
National semi-finalist, BBC Mastermind Quiz contest 1999.
More than 700 published quizzes in mid-day as a co-author for over 16 years.
Former photo-critic for the Times of India, The Independent (now defunct), The Art news magazine of India. Occasional photographer
sculpting-this is recent activity and have made several caricature sculptures.
recent forays into stand up comedy at comedy store.
sports: archery- with compound bow
I am deeply interested in virtually everything, with the possible exception of accounting, statistics, mutual funds and cricket (which is odd for an indian).