Cancer Survivors Day 2011 - Losing his voice to tobacco
At the Cancer Survivors' Day 2011 celebration organised by the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai on June 5, 2011, the professor and head, Dr. S.M.Chandramohan presented many people who had survived cancer for several years. This video shows a man who lost his voice to cancer, and attributed his illness to a tobacco consumption habit. He speaks here using a gadget that produces a synthesised voice. The choice open to him before surgery was: your voice or your life. Video: G.Ananthakrishnan
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Known for having adapted a difficult electric Western instrument to the Carnatic stage with awe-inspiring success, Mandolin Shrinivas impressed pundits and lay listeners alike.