The General who defeated Cancer – thrice

Even cancer is afraid of death… if it knows you are going to fight. In my 36 years of military service, I have had many encounters with death. For an aviator and soldier risk to life is an intrinsic part of duty. I always boldly faced challenges and never let the risks cloud my mind with fear of any kind. However, life often throws up challenges for which you are least prepared. I was diagnosed with cancer of Lymph Nodes in the summer of 2008 and subsequently had three rounds of treatment at various intervals. This was a very close encounter with ‘The Emperor of Maladies’ and the ordeal was more than what I had imagined.  This was a totally different kind of battle in which the mere ‘Survivor’ itself becomes the ‘Winner’. Read More…

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