This book is a compilation of various memories related to Bapu (Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi also fondly known as Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu) stretching from his school days to his days of medical practice. These are memories of Bapu’s teachers, his batchmates, his friends, his neighbours, his patients and their families, i.e. of those who have had close interaction with Bapu, of those who have known him and have had a glimpse into or have been witness to his remarkable, in fact amazing and extraordinary personality.
These are penned down by those who have seen Bapu’s painstaking and untiring efforts to rid not just his friends and dear ones, but also the oppressed and the destitute, of misery, hardship and darkness; something he took upon himself to do even as a young school boy and has been doing till this day. Also evident, is the love that all these persons have felt for Bapu over all these years and of course Bapu’s affection and fondness for them, his infinite love for all of them – a unique, amazing, purely selfless kind of love.
The memories shared in this book also reveal Bapu’s connection with a variety of fields, his authority, his proficiency and his vast knowledge – the kind that leaves awe-struck, even the expert in the given field. In their narrations, some personalities of repute, who came into Bapu in recent years, reveal that the well-read, well-informed Bapu with his thorough knowledge, his study in various fields fascinated them as much as the incredibly simple and straightforward Bapu with his remarkable matchlessness touched them.
Few who have shared their memories here include lyricist Sameer Anjaan, actor Milind Gunaji, renowned journalist Pushpatai Trilokekar and Pradeepji Verma, former General Manager of BCCI Ratnakar Shetty, Padmashri Dr. D.Y. Patil, Mallakhamb expert Uday Deshpande and many others.