(As told to Debashish Majumdar)
Right from my very childhood, my parents meant everything to me. Especially my mother. She chose my friends, decided on my eating habits and decided on my extracurricular activities. I never found it necessary to challenge my mother’s decisions in life.
When I chose a career, my mother told me that I should become a doctor. I could take care of my ageing parents at some time of their lives. I stuck by my mother’s decision and became an ophthalmologist. Finally, when it came to choosing a wife, my mother accompanied me to the girl’s house. She was a highly qualified child specialist. I was excited, as I was sure that when we went for kids, she’d make a great mother. Again, it was my mother’s choice. She had chosen the woman of my life.