It was a two-month-long homework to contact every person, check their availability, and organise the reunion after almost 50 years, said one of the reunion organisers

Some of the most precious moments were recollected, rejoiced, cherished, and shared by a group of doctors who met after almost five decades during the reunion here on Saturday.

A few graced the occasion with grandchildren and others were accompanied by their partners to celebrate the golden jubilee of the 1962 batch of MBBS students of Andhra Medical College.

Out of 128 students who started their academic life then, 40 were able to make it from the U.S., the U.K., Malaysia, Hyderabad, East Godavari district, apart from the city.

Former Director of Medical Education and renowned gynaecologist R. Sasiprabha charmed the gathering as a host with her humorous way of describing her batch-mates when they were called on to the stage.

It was a two-month-long homework to contact every person, check their availability, and organise the reunion after almost 50 years, said general surgeon and one of the reunion organisers V. Chandrasekharam. ENT surgeon G.S.V. Prasad and physician S.V.L.N.V. Perumal were the other two persons who joined hands in organising the event.

Recollecting his favourite moments, K. Chakrapani said: “We used to have nicknames for our classmates. One woman was studious, hyperactive, but short-tempered. We nicknamed her goli-soda, as she used to react impulsively to every issue.” As some of the team members were meeting for the first time after their graduation, they were seen making fun of each other.

G. Srirama Murthi, orthopaedic surgeon from the U.K., felt honoured to catch up with his friends. “It was a great opportunity to study together for almost six years in the same college. Though I keep visiting India every year, this is a special occasion I would cherish for long,” he said.

The reunion evoked mixed emotions for A.A. Kameswara Rao. “It makes me feel 10 years younger to see many of our friends at one place. At the same time, I feel sad to learn that almost 20 of our batch-mates have passed away,” he said.

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