Dr. Shilpa Aroskar
I was raised in a middle-class household family in Mumbai. A blend of innocence and aggression, I was always zealous about everything. I dreamt of being a doctor on a journey to heal the ailing. With a strong will power and determination, I could achieve my dream and became a Paediatrician. The years spent in Medical College were the best years indeed and gave me a new perspective on life and the people. Seeing death and suffering at a young age has taught me many important lessons of life, the most crucial one being, seize the present moment and spending time with people whom you love. Life has been a roller coaster ride with its own highs and lows, however, I am truly blessed to have an encouraging and supportive life partner, friends who always stand by me and two wonderful children who have helped me grow as a person much beyond the I or ME. Books are my best companions and it opens up a world of its own. Writing is always natural and effortless, more of an outlet to my thoughts which is akin to meditation now for me. I do believe in adding humour to everything in life and not be too serious and try to control things. My dream is that every child in my country should get the right to good health, education and grow amidst love and security. At the end of my life when I stand before God, I hope I can say that I used everything that you gave it to me and I don’t have any talent left unfulfilled.
Dr. Shilpa Aroskar graduated from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai, and did her MD (Paediatrics) from Bombay Hospital. ‘Even as a young girl I visualised myself in a white coat with a stethoscope dangling round my neck, embarking on a journey of healing,’ she remembers. A Consultant Pediatrician with a special interest in Neonatology, she is attached to MGM Hospital and Sparsh Child Care, Navi Mumbai. The innocence in children always appealed to something deep within her and restoring tiny tots to health has imbued her work with both joy and meaning. Always an avid reader, books have been her best friends and guides. She first began writing as a way to relax and converse with her inner voice. Then, with motherhood, she experienced the practical problems of parenting, which prompted her to write her first book, Parents Guide To Child Care. Since then, writing has been an integral part of her life. Married to Prashant, an Ophthalmologist, their’s has been a journey of mutual support and encouragement which has allowed them to evolve both as professionals as well as individuals. They have two wonderful children – Saahil and Kavya. Being a mother has helped her better understand her patients as well as their parents, and to be more compassionate and sensitive towards their needs and expectations. Dr Aroskar dreams of the day when every child in India will have the basic right to good health and nutrition, and grow up amidst love and security.
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