Staff Reporter

At the Doctors’ Music Club, a cultural forum, doctors hone their musical talents

KOZHIKODE: Medical practitioners are finding music to be a way to unwind and relax. Doctors, irrespective of their specialisation, are honing their musical skills at the Doctors’ Music Club, a cultural forum of doctors.

In the midst of their hectic official schedules, they find the forum to be an ideal meeting place and venue showcase their musical talents.

At a programme organised here by the club recently, the doctors and their children rendered many popular and melodious numbers.

Despite a few slip-ups now and then, Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi film numbers besides Carnatic instrumental tunes entertained the audience to no end.

Gastroenterologist Rajindranath rendered a Mohammed Rafi number. Orthopaedist Anu Devanand, dentist Reshmi, gynaecologist T. Narayanan and general practitioner Usha Narayanan, among others, sang popular yesteryear numbers, taking listeners down memory lane.

Former convener of the club Dr. Narayanan says the Doctors’ Music Club was formed under the guidance of musician Mullasseri Raju, who was close to the young medical students of Government Medical College, Kozhikode.

The programmes were staged at Mullasseri Raju’s residence. Former Principal of Kozhikode Medical College Dr. Swarnam was a noted singer at the club along with founder-members and doctor couple P.A. Bhaskara Warrier and Nalini Warrier.

Over the years, talented doctor-singers such as Shakeel, Mehroof Raj and others kept the initiative alive with their participation.

The club has doctors from Kannur, Tirurangadi and other centres as members. The club has instituted an award to be presented to the best singer.