Times of India
04 January 2009
By Malathy Iyer
When his doctor diagnosed a glioma, Subhash C Mishra refused to be cowered down. “My doctor called up to say that he would send an ambulance right away to take me to hospital,” says the professor of mechanical engineering at IIT Guwahati. The 45–year–old professor instead got into his car and drove down to the doctor’s clinic, discussed his condition and planned a trip to AIIMS for a surgery.
Post–surgery, he is in Mumbai for radiation therapy and on a mission. “There is little awareness about brain tumour in society. I want to spread awareness about it even while helping patients to realise it is up to them to fight this foreign invasion of sorts on their brain,” says Mishra, who volunteered to talk to patients at the Brain Tumour Foundation’s get–together on Wednesday. He is in stage–III of the tumour and will be back in February for a check.
At present, he is making a documentary film on his treatment that he plans to screen for his students at IITGuwahati. “I came to Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel because I wanted to meet others with the same condition. I dont feel disturbed. I feel sympathetic,” says the teacher.
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