- This 102-year-old doctor works over 10 hours a day, seven days a week
- His children and grandchildren are also doctors and are just like him
- Though a lot have changed in field of medicine, the old man only uses old methods
At the age of 102, most people would not be working, no matter how passionate they are about their professions. They would have retired long time ago. But the same cannot be said about Dr Balwant Ghatpande from Pune, India.
The 102-year-old doctor is currently one of the oldest and most cherished health physicians in India. He says despite his old age, he is still not ready to retire.
“I would never retire. Until my death, I wish to continue practicing medicine. And I pray that I would die while working in the dispensary,” he says.
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Interestingly, Dr Ghatpand has a son and a grandson who are also doctors following keenly in his footsteps. He is like their role model.
“My dad has never had interest in anything else other than medicine. He has set a perfect example for the next generation,” says Sawandand Ghatpande, Dr Ghatpande’s son.
Chaitanya Ghatpande, Dr Ghatpande’s grandson – who is also a doctor, has always believed that his grandpa is a workaholic, and he agrees.
“Of course I am workaholic and proud of it. I work for more than 10 hours every day of the week. I don’t like being idle,” says Dr Ghatpande.
As to why he loves medicine so much that he will never retire, Dr Ghatpande says being a doctor is one the noblest professions in the world, where you can do the highest service to humanity.
Find out more about Dr Balwant Ghatpande in video below: