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Melody queen calls M’luru doc, praises his Covid video

July 06, 2020 07:18 AM

COURTESY TOI JULY 6

Melody queen calls M’luru doc, praises his Covid video
Deepthi.Sanjiv@timesgroup.com

Mangaluru:

Well-known ENT surgeon Dr Gautham Kulamarva received one of the memorable calls of his life on Thursday. Saying ‘hello’ from the other end was legend Lata Mangeshkar from her Mumbai residence. The call came a day after Kulamarva uploaded a video paying tribute to Covid-19 warriors, victims and soldiers who sacrificed their lives on the borders.

“Bahut acha laga, aapne itna mehanat kiya (felt good seeing the video, you worked hard for it),” the melody queen told the coastal city specialist over the phone. “With the popular track ‘Aye mere watan ke logon’ in the background, the video was created to pay tributes to those who lost their lives due to coronavirus and for those who died fighting for the country along the borders,” Kulamarva told TOI.

In the six-minute video, Kulamarva also pays tributes to a 90-year-old woman from Belgium, who died due to the virus after she refused to be put on a ventilator and asked her doctors to save it for younger patients. The video features instances of doctors being attacked and those refused to adhere to safety guidelines. The video has no credits and title. It has a black screen as its thumbnail. The 47-year-old surgeon has worked in the UK for four years and has been practising in India for the past 12 years.


COVID VIDEO

Lata Mangeshkar’s call was a reward for me: M’luru doc

I was invited to speak on the occasion of Doctor’s Day. Health workers tackling coronavirus have lost their lives. The disease has killed thousands in the country so far and nobody was in a mood to celebrate. So I decided to create this video. Within minutes after I released it, the video was widely shared in several social media groups,” ENT surgeon Dr Gautham Kulamarva said.

Speaking about Lata Mangeshkar’s phone call, he said: “I’m a big fan of Lataji. During the call, she spoke about how doctors took care of her when she was hospitalised. It was an unexpected all and a dream come true. This was a reward for me and the best reward would be if people take care of themselves and stay safe from the pandemic.”

“It wasn’t created for publicity. There is nothing precious than saving lives… The real tribute to all those who lost their lives will be when we all come together to fight the virus by staying safe and being sensible,” said Kulamarva.

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