|Year : 2013 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 382
Obituary: Dr. Mohan B. Gharpuray
102 Alliance Nakshatra, 48 Tulshibagwale Colony, Sahakarnagar no.2, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Oct-2013|
102 Alliance Nakshatra, 48 Tulshibagwale Colony, Sahakarnagar no.2, Pune, Maharashtra
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Sardesai V. Obituary: Dr. Mohan B. Gharpuray. Indian Dermatol Online J 2013;4:382
The sad demise of Dr. Mohan B. Gharpuray on 14 th July 2013 is a huge loss to the dermatology fraternity of Pune as well as Maharashtra and India. He was a great teacher, astute clinician, expert dermatopathologist and a very humble, multifaceted personality.
His love and passion for teaching created many generations of dermatologists who understood the subject and started loving it. All of them succeeded due to his advice and guidance from time to time.
His art of examining patients and communication skills taught all the young, budding dermatologists how to practice ethically and independently without fear.
He inculcated in all his students, keen observational skills, bedside manners, lot of discipline and also taught them to empathize with patients' problems. He engraved upon their minds the importance of punctuality, in their clinics as well as for scientific meets.
His zest for gaining more and more knowledge and constantly upgrading himself encouraged them to keep on reading and get updated with recent advances in the subject.
His yearly Continuing Medical Education/updates were like a pilgrimage for all his students. They came from all corners of the state. He gave all his students loads of knowledge without any hesitation and also taught them many aspects of the subject as well as secrets of the trade, which he had gained after years of hard work and experience.
He believed in his students and their knowledge and valued their opinions regarding management of certain cases. This gave lot of confidence to all of them since a person of his stature and experience put faith in their diagnosis and management.
He was the final authority for so many difficult cases. His dermatopathology knowledge was very helpful in clinicopathological correlation and solving of many cases.
He was a very humble person who never boasted about his innumerable achievements.
His interests besides medicine ranged in a variety of fields from sports, literature to music and art. He passed on this vast knowledge to all by including a special session "In Lighter Vein" at the end of all the clinical meetings.
To practice his ideals and walk upon the path he showed and follow his teachings will be the best way to remember him.
May his soul rest in peace.