R Santosh

Entrepreneur, Endocrinologist, Avid Reader, Cult Pink Floydian, Cricket and Football fan.

Sun Sign

Libra

Three things people don’t know about you?

I Karaoke, I drum and generally prefer being an introvert

What’s your greatest fear?

The world is coming to disastrous man made end.

What is your greatest achievement?

Bringing the smile on the face of the most difficult patient I have seen!

High point of your life?

Representing the country in international conferences

Low point of your life

Losing my dad in 2016.

Which living person do you most admire?

Roger Waters (lyricist, Bassist and vocalist, Pink Floyd)

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Cobb (Leonardo in Inception)

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Jayakant Shikre (Prakash Raj in Singham)

Who are your favorite authors?

Dan Brown, Jeffery Archer, Sidney Sheldon, Anand Neelakanthan, George Orwell, Robert Ludlum

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Da Vinci Code, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, The Animal Farm, Asuras, If Tomorrow Comes

Is there a book you love to reread?

Da Vinci Code

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Inception, The Shawshank Redemption, The Wolf of the Wall Street, Three Idiots, Shivaji (the Boss),

One Superpower you wish you had?

To visit Space and traverse beyond the solar system and back easily

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

The Gods Must Be Crazy!

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Adoloscent life back in the old city of Pune

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

I would like to ride an rail engine…seriously!

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Animal Farm

When and where do you write ?

At home, between 11 pm to 1230 am

Silence or music?

Silence

One phrase that you use most often?

True, True

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I always write even number of pages each time!

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Just do it and don’t overstress yourself at any time!

"Santosh Ramakrishnan was born in a middle-class family in Pune. He studied at the prestigious St Vincent’s High School, and then did his MBBS at the BJ Medical College in Pune. He pursued MD in Internal Medicine at JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research), Pondicherry and then rounded off by doing his fellowship in Endocrinology in PGI (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh.

After a brief stint at Apollo Hospitals, he turned entrepreneur. He is presently one of the MDs of the Magna Clinics for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and chief endocrinologist at the Hyderabad unit.

His early hobbies included reading fiction novels, mainly mystery novels and listening to music. He had immense interest in the lyrics of all the songs he heard. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd was one of his greatest inspirations to create and write.

In his school days, he wrote for school magazines. He also wrote short stories, diaries and songs for his school and college day bands. As a medical professional, he has 28 publications, teaches medicine, and addressed more than 200 scientific forums.

He is interested in Karaoke and was declared the crowd favorite in the 2011 showdown in Hyderabad.

He presently reads historical fiction, science fiction and thrillers."

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