Director, Dr. Swati Piramal
Dr. Swati Piramal

Dr. Swati Piramal

UG 1974

Vice Chair
Piramal Group

Yesterday Once More

Guided by the philosophy of ‘Doing Well and Doing Good’, Dr. Swati Piramal holds a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard Business School.

“Yesterday Once More” is a musical presented for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1974 at Seth GS Medical College, which will celebrate its centenary in 2025-2026.

The highlight of the play was Mumbai, showcasing its rich history and culture. It also included significant historical events that led to the formation of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital.

The play, featuring amateur actors who were all physicians from the class of 1974, was enhanced by music and dances from Shiamak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts, with choreography by Shiamak Davar himself.

This work was researched and authored by Dr. Swati Piramal, and co-directed by Dr. Rajesh Parekh and Dr. Suleman Merchant, all alumni from the class of 1974.

 

Dancing Duo: Dr. Harjai & Dr. Shere
Kishore Harjai MD

Kishore Harjai MD

UG 1982

Division Director
Interventional Structural Cardiology
St Louis University, MO

Mentor-Mentee Bond

Dr. Kishore Harjai, Cardiology Division Chief at St. Louis University, and Dr. Amar Shere, a graduating fellow, wowed everyone with their creative Bollywood Dance performance, which even included an Oscar-winning sequence from RRR.

Their dynamic performance strengthened their mentor-mentee bond and spread positivity at the Annual Graduation celebration, leaving a lasting impact on the division’s faculty, trainees, and staff.

The viral video showcases the transformative power of positive relationships in medical training.

Let’s share this video widely at GSMC & KEM to promote a culture of positive relationships within the institution.

Vinod K Shah MD

Vinod K Shah MD

UG 1961

Cardiologist and Founder
Health Prime International, MD

Dr. Vinod K. Shah, a Cardiologist in Southern Maryland and Washington, D.C., co-founded Shah Associates, a prominent multi-specialty group, with his wife Ila, a Pediatrician, and his brother Umed, a Gastroenterologist.

Additionally, the Shah’s have provided scholarships and mentorship to underprivileged medical students in India for over a decade.

Dr. Vinod Shah’s passion for oil painting bloomed during the Covid pandemic.

Art Spotlight

River Bliss Scene

A tranquil river adorned with numerous sailboats, flanked by a quaint house on the bank, while mist-covered mountains loom in the distant background.

Lone Tree
Solitude in Nature

An oil painting depicting a solitary tree amidst lush countryside vegetation, a rolling hill with hikers, and a winding trail with a couple, capturing the tranquil beauty of the rural landscape.

Dusk’s Embrace
A Countryside Path

An oil painting captures the serene beauty of a post-sunset landscape, featuring rolling green meadows, olive trees, and a tranquil lake, all embraced by a colorful sky, with a wide, winding dirt road leading the way.

Winter Serenity
St. Mary’s Glow

In this evocative oil painting, the serene beauty of St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus shines along the tranquil banks of the St. Mary’s River, on a peaceful winter evening. The artwork masterfully conveys the campus’s rich historical allure, with gently illuminated buildings casting enchanting reflections on the icy, still waters, enveloping the viewer in the tranquility of this picturesque scene.

Twilight Sails
Moonlit Harmony

In this mesmerizing oil painting, the moonlight casts a serene glow upon the ocean’s surface, where multiple sailboats peacefully glide. Above, the sky is adorned with clouds painted in vibrant hues of a setting sun, creating a breathtaking fusion of nighttime tranquility and the fading colors of day.

Tranquil Haven
A Suburban Symphony

An oil painting portraying a picturesque suburban town with a broad pathway flanked by serene olive trees and tidy rows of homes.

Canvas Symphony
Mumbai’s Vibrant Chaos

An oil painting portrays the vibrant chaos of a bustling Mumbai street, teeming with autorickshaws, cars, and pedestrians navigating through narrow, crowded lanes flanked by simple, colorful homes that exude the spirit and energy of the city.

Wild Elegance
Elephants in Meadows

An oil painting captures the beauty of meadows with a herd of elephants beneath a white, cloudy blue sky, framed by a solitary, snow-laden mountain on the horizon.

Autumn’s Embrace
Winter’s Reflections

An oil painting of a serene winter landscape, where snow blankets the ground, vibrant autumn trees cast their reflections on the glistening snow, all under a cloudy blue sky.

Riverside Elegance
Shadows of Serenity

An oil painting captures the tranquil beauty of a serene riverbank, where lush olive-green trees line the water, with the sun casting gentle shadows and their reflections dancing on the river’s surface.

Frozen Stream
Winter’s Palette

An icy blue stream winds through snow-covered meadows, surrounded by vibrant-red hued wild vegetation and a forest of Christmas trees.

Verdant Serenity
A Red-Gowned Romance

A serene forest scene featuring tall, lush green trees, a tranquil lake mirroring the trees, and a couple in a canoe, the lady in a striking red attire with a flowing hat, creating a vivid reflection on the water’s surface.

Sailboats in Motion

Dr. Vinod Shah skillfully portrays the dynamic scene of sailboats battling the turbulent waves in close proximity to the tranquil beach.

The natural elements of the tempestuous sea create a dramatic and evocative composition that captures the essence of nature’s raw power.

Mountain Lake Serenity

In an oil painting, a charming town nestles amidst majestic mountains, mirrored in the tranquil lake.

Lush trees hug the shore, their emerald leaves framing the picturesque scene, with an empty boat inviting exploration in this untouched paradise.

Riverside Trail Stroll

In this captivating oil painting, a solitary figure gracefully traverses a scenic riverside trail under a leafy canopy of towering trees. 



Rolling hills in the distance frame the lush landscape, and vibrant foliage colors the scene. 



Their footsteps harmonize with nature’s symphony, enhancing the tranquility of this idyllic setting.

Sunset Archipelago Serenity

A vivid sunset bathes a crescent beach in warm colors, while rocky islands dot the serene waters of an archipelago, creating a tranquil and captivating scene.

Lush Lotus Pond

An oil painting showcases lush trees and foliage in rich emerald green hues surrounding a serene pond adorned with blooming lotus flowers.

Tranquil Pond Picnic

In this oil painting, three picnic-goers sit amidst a forest’s embrace, beside a tranquil pond adorned with a burst of colorful flowers, creating a serene and harmonious scene.

Romi Chopra MD

Romi Chopra MD

UG 1979

Interventional Radiology
Chicago, IL

Joyful Living is not the Absence of Problems but the Presence of Solutions

Dr. Chopra, a healthcare innovator and entrepreneur, has created a new paradigm of care, emphasizing minimally invasive treatments and holistic healing.

He is passionate about human-to-human care and believes that the path to long-term success lies in treating the whole person, not just their medical conditions.

In this moving account of a racial hate crime on September 11, 2023, the author describes his journey to healing, both physically and emotionally.

Romi’s Transformative 9/11 Experience

Dr. J.L. Shah: A Passionate Teacher, Kind Man and Mentor

Dr. Manoj Kumavat

Dr. Manoj Kumavat

UG 1991

Integrative Medicine
Dombivli, Maharashtra

GOSUMEC Dr. Manoj Kumavat is an integrative medicine specialist in Dombivli, Maharashtra.

He is passionate about singing, art & painting, and has presented his work at several art galleries. He aspires to present at the Jehangir Art Gallery.

Dr. Manoj Kumavat masterfully crafted a deeply moving YouTube tribute in memory of the late Professor Dr. J.L. Shah of the Anatomy Department at Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, utilizing a single poignant picture and the vast reservoir of his cherished memories.

The video stands as a beautiful testament to the enduring power of gratitude and the significance of honoring those who have left an indelible mark on our hearts.

Dr. Ravi Ramakantan

Dr. Ravi Ramakantan

UG 1971

Emeritus Professor, Radiology
Seth GS Medical College & KEMH

Patients-Not Just Images

Prof. Melvyn Shreiber
UTMB-Galveston, TX

Sparked by Prof. Melvyn Schreiber’s ideas, the earlier essays were written between 2002 and 2010 while Dr. Ravi Ramakantan taught Radiology at Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai.

In 2018, a chance encounter with a barber rekindled Ravi’s writing passion after a eight-year hiatus.

Indulge in the Oslerian essence embodied by Dr. Ravi Ramakantan.

Lake Louise
Turquoise Tranquility

Lake Louise, a breathtaking turquoise gem nestled within the Canadian Rockies, beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Lake Louise’s turquoise color comes from glacial flour, fine rock particles carried by meltwater, reflecting sunlight and mineral-rich rocks to create the striking hue.

Its tranquil waters mirror the towering peaks that encircle it, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty offering an unforgettable escape into nature’s grandeur.

Rocky Evolution

The Canadian Rockies were formed over millions of years through tectonic plate collisions and the uplifting of sedimentary rock layers.

The collision of the North American and Pacific plates caused immense pressure, folding, and uplifting, creating the towering peaks and deep valleys we see today.

Glacial erosion further sculpted the landscape, shaping iconic features like Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

Rocky Haven
Banff Downtown

Banff’s downtown is a charming hub nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, offering a delightful blend of shops, restaurants, and a cozy atmosphere, surrounded by stunning mountain views.

Bow River
Banff’s Beauty

The Bow River gracefully winds through Banff, enhancing the town’s scenic beauty with its clear waters reflecting the stunning Rocky Mountain landscape.

It offers a tranquil escape and picturesque views for visitors and locals alike.

Elk
Eloquent Run

Elk, deer, and moose are Cervidae family, differing in size—moose largest, elk mid-sized, deer varied. Shared traits bind them in structure, behavior, habitat.

Observe running elk amidst Banff’s stunning backdrop, a captivating display of wildlife in the Canadian Rockies.

Horseback
Rockies Ride

Discover Banff’s stunning beauty on horseback, venturing through majestic mountains, lush forests, and serene meadows to immerse in the pristine Canadian Rockies wilderness.

Guided by experts with well-trained horses, savor a unique connection with nature and the tranquility of Banff National Park.

Canyon Cascades
Johnston Canyon Falls

A marvel of nature’s artistry. Carved over eons, this enchanting destination within the Canadian Rockies unveils crystal-clear waters that gracefully cascade through ancient limestone formations.

The journey through the canyon leads to a crescendo of beauty as you witness the majestic Johnston Canyon Falls, a breathtaking testament to the power and beauty of the natural world.

Madhubala Joshi-Chinchalkar

Madhubala Joshi-Chinchalkar

UG 1976

Anesthesiologist
Antarctica – Mumbai, India

Frozen Symphony-Aurora Australis
Southern Lights Dance in Antarctica

The Aurora Southern Lights mesmerize with vibrant dances of color, a result of solar particles colliding with Earth’s atmosphere.

This creates a breathtaking spectacle mainly visible in polar regions. Ranging from greens to pinks, they form a celestial symphony of beauty.

Icy Sanctuary

Antarctica stands as a frigid expanse, with a staggering 98% of its terrain cloaked in a pristine blanket of snow.

Notably, this vast and remote landmass cradles a remarkable 70% of the Earth’s freshwater supply, a frozen treasure of immense significance.

Blue Ice Caves

Located in Antarctica, these winter-exclusive ice caves showcase expansive chambers adorned with exquisite stalactites, stalagmites, and crystalline formations.

Accessible through a petite entrance, they create a mesmerizing underground world.

Sunrise
Polar Radiance

In Antarctica, the first light of dawn unveils a mesmerizing Antarctic sunrise—a symphony of colors that paints the sky with delicate beauty.

This spectacle showcases the unmatched majesty of nature, reminding us of our planet’s awe-inspiring wonders.

Sunset
Sky Ignition

In Antarctica’s remote expanse, the sun’s descent unveils a captivating transformation.

Snow and ice glow with hues from oranges to blues, turning the landscape into an ethereal canvas that leaves observers in awe of nature’s artistry.

Antarctic Eid

In Antarctica’s vastness, a vertical moon crescent graced Ramzan Eid 2017’s eve, its icy radiance capturing the occasion’s spirit amidst the tranquil polar scenery.

  …And Skua Returned Early

Skuas, part of the Stercorariidae family, scavenge and interact with other birds, particularly in polar areas like Antarctica.

“Skua returned early in Antarctica” is recent. It suggests they arrived sooner due to environmental factors like global warming, changes in sea ice patterns,      availability of food, or alterations in migration cues. 

Dr Taher Kagalwala

Dr Taher Kagalwala

UG 1977

Pediatrician
Lancashire, UK

Shutter, Pen & Spoon

Taher’s passions span writing, photography, singing, and creative cooking. He crafts elaborate recipes showcased on his YouTube channel.

Although blogging brings him joy, time constraints limit his frequency.

His published works encompass a parenting guide, a fictional novel, and a noteworthy writing portfolio.

Majestic Alps

The Swiss Alps stand as nature’s majestic masterpiece, their towering peaks and pristine landscapes captivating all who gaze upon them.

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts and a symbol of Switzerland’s breathtaking beauty.

Colorful Songbird

The male chaffinch, adorned in vibrant plumage of orange and blue, fills the woods with its melodious song, a true emblem of avian charm.

Its presence adds a splash of color and musical delight to the tapestry of nature.

Dr. Munir Mhaskar

Dr. Munir Mhaskar

UG 1978

Laparascopic Surgeon
Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Floral Radiance
Pastel Symphony
In portraiture, proportions shape narratives; brushstrokes dance with light, shaping expressions. Realism yields to pastel kaleidoscope, acrylic strokes composing a vibrant symphony.

Botanicals merge with allure, nature’s opulence woven in. “Floral Radiance” melds familiarity with bold imagination, reshaping beauty’s view. Beyond subject, witness art’s organic convergence.

Brushless Beauty
Palette Knife Painting

Driven by a deep passion for oil and acrylic artistry, Munir earned recognition in GS’s Artex Exhibition for Oil Painting.

This acrylic masterpiece on canvas, created with a palette knife, breaks free from traditional brushwork, highlighting the artist’s pioneering techniques.

Boats by the Pier

Munir states, “After starting my surgical practice, oil painting was hindered by slow drying times, taking up to 10 days per layer.

After 20 years, I resumed with fast-drying acrylics, painting on weekends for 3 to 4 hours at a time.

Inspired by online images, my subjects vary, such as this sunset scene: boats at the pier against the evening sky.”

Beach Scene
Acrylics on Canvas
Vibrant acrylic strokes bring a captivating beach scene to life—rich textures, vivid hues capturing the sun’s dance on water, trees swaying gently.

Each brushstroke adds depth to waves and warmth to shores, inviting viewers into a sun-kissed atmosphere.

Acrylics’ versatility seamlessly blends colors, celebrating the ever-changing beauty of the tranquil beach.

Dr. Sudeshna Dalvi

Dr. Sudeshna Dalvi

KEM 1975

Prof. Pharmacology (Ret’d)
Pune, Maharashtra

Dr. Sudeshna Sunil Dalvi (nee Nadkarni) pursued PG Pharmacology under Dr. U. K. Sheth, culminating as the HOD & Prof. Clinical Pharmacology at KEMH & GSMC.

She later served as Prof. Interpathy Research at MUHS Nasik until 2008. Now happily retired, she enjoys painting, stitching, quilling, quilting, and gardening.

Eid Ka Chand

This artwork embodies Zentangle’s essence, created with love to celebrate Eid for an ailing friend, unable to meet.

It captures the cherished “Eid ka Chand,” embodying the artist’s heartfelt bond.

Dr. Karishma Bhagtani

Dr. Karishma Bhagtani

UG 1975

Surgeon (Ret’d)
Iran – India

Tragedy to Triumph
Surgeon’s Resilience Art
Havoc & Harmony
Divergent Dreamscapes

After tragedy, anger can storm forth fueled by pain, yet pursuing peace amid chaos gently heals, nurturing unity and understanding.

This stark anger-peace contrast molds resilience and renewal’s path.

Dr. Sonali Jadhav

Dr. Sonali Jadhav

UG 2001

Clinical Research, Cipla
Mumbai
Roar for Survival

Canvas Painting portrays a Cat embracing her reflection as a Tiger, embodying Courage, Wisdom, and Compassion.

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