Dr Sanjeev Kelkar
Dr Sanjeev Kelkar is a well-known diabetologist and former Director of Education and Awareness at Chellaram Diabetes Institute. He has served as Director of Care Community Health and Wellness Program, Care Foundation; Medical Director of Novo Nordisk Education Foundation, and Senior Research consultant in the Depatt of Internal Medicine at CIIMS, Nagpur.
He is best described as an institution-builder, an excellent trainer, an educational technologist, a wizard at project management a nd a gambler with his life. He had worked at a medical service project in rural tribal area in karnataka for 11 years. The excellent second-level referral hospital that he created was for him a laboratory to develop models to address the numerous needs of rural health care.
He won an award of Rs 200,000 for his short essay, "Program Proposal for Tuberculosis Control in India in 1995'.
After a stint at the CIIMS Hospital, Nagpur, he gave up medical practice and joined a multinational pharma giant as their education director. Duringhis six year tenure with them he trained numerous medical postgradutes in diabetes with extraordinary results.
Giving up medicine for the last several years, he devoted himself to the political and literary writing. His seminal book 'The Lost Years of RSS' earned him a place in political commentators. This book deals with the comperative study of the leftist-socialist, centrist and particularly the right-wing politics in India is an altogether differnt interpretaiton to the conventional wisdom.