V Shanta

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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Charles De Montesquieu
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Dr V Shanta (March 11, 1927 ) is an Oncologist.


  • "If we have grown, it is because of the grace of God, and our faith in our mission,".
  • "The journey has been long. I don't see an end to it, simply because our work is never ending. What we have done is very little. There is much more to do. The journey has been arduous, with bricks and stones and occasional flowers strewn in between, but we continue…"
  • "When the sick approach the gates of the Institute, weak in body and spirit, and full of fear, there is only one response, you have to become part of them"
  • "Every obstacle I have overcome, every patient I have cured, every child I have treated who has grown, got married and come back to see me with his/her children have made my whole life memorable."


Wikipedia has an article about:
  • Interview with Dr Shanta - Frontline Volume 22 - Issue 17, Aug 13 - 26, 2005[1]
  • The 2005 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service-CITATION for Dr V. Shanta [2]