Harper Collins India
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This the fascinating story of Dr R.P. Soonawala, the man synonymous with gynaecology in India. He designed India's first female contraceptive in 1963, now called the Soonawala IUD, he has conducted scores of training programmes across towns and villages in India, training thousands of doctors to deliver better health care. He was awarded the Padmashree in 1991.
Acclaimed writer Rashmi Uday Singh pens the story of his journey from being the grandson of an engine driver and starting work in a small hospital in Mumbai to birthing generations of Kapoors, Ambanis, Godrejs and Birlas. Interspersed are tales of a how a common love for hockey led to his falling in love with the stunning Piloo Gimi, his years of struggle as a student and his close connection with each of his patients and ward boys.
About the Author
Rashmi Uday Singh is an author, columnist, entrepreneur and TV show host. She is most famous for the Good Food Guide. Singh produced, scripted, directed and presented Health Today, India's first complete TV health show on DD Metro. She has written India's first ever city-restaurant guide in 1997, Nightlife Guide to Mumbai and most recently, A Vegetarian in Paris.