Dr. Murarilal Nagarmal Saraf, better known as Dr M.L Saraf is the most sought after orthopaedic clinician for his extensive experience and work of more than three decades. He specializes in the field of trauma and joint replacements. He is presently a renowned professor and the head of Orthopaedics at Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre. It would help you to rightly identify this man’s merits once you have a look at his awards and accomplishments.
Greatness rewarded with dignified honours
M.L Saraf has achieved unmatched heights in both academics and professional practice. He acquired the first rank in F.Y. Sc in the year 1964 from Monstuart Elphinstone College and Best Science Student medal from the same college in the year 1965. It doesn’t end here. This professor had also topped the final examination of MBBS at the University of Bombay in the year 1970.
After the completion of his formal education, Dr. Saraf went to the University of Liverpool for research studies further. He has left a remarkable mark of his skills there as well. For the first time in 60 years, he received the Norman Roberts Prize for the best thesis paper. Also, his paper of orthopaedic studies was chosen as the best paper at Indian Western Region Orthopaedic Conference. His skills and talents were recognized from the very start of his career.
Serving eminent personalities
Dr M.L Saraf reached the pinnacle of his career when asked to lead a medical team to serve Bill Clinton, the former USA president. Later, he also delivered excellent medical advisory to the president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, on a special request from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
A list of such eminent personalities had also received medical treatment in the hands of Dr. Saraf. Some of them include Dr. Manmohan Singh (former Prime Minister of India) and Atal Bihari Vajpayee (also, former PM of India). He assisted Dr. Ranawat in the joint replacement surgery of Mr. Bajpayee.
It would be very wrong to measure his achievements only with prominent names. M.L Saraf has shown the world what it means to be truly humble. Instead of so much of fame, he chose to work in impoverished parts of Mumbai, serving the poor and needy, free of cost. He came to their rescue with medical camps to cure polio and scoliosis and also to spread awareness about these scarring diseases.
Again, it would be wrong not to mention about M. L. Saraf’s parents. He did need funds to continue his philanthropic works. And then his affluent parents came forward to stand like a backbone in his noble endeavors. He is a member of the Narayan Sewa Sansthan where he dedicatedly treats hundreds of needy and physically challenged patients at a minimal cost.
Indeed a living legend
In spite of treating patients at such low cost, Dr. Saraf has never compromised on his medical equipment. He uses the latest medical advancements for speedy recovery of his patients.
Apart from everything else, he is passionate about his field of expertise. The Tata Memorial Cancer Research Centre lecture has imprinted the minds of many. It is really impossible to find a doctor like Dr M.L Saraf for his extensive knowledge and humbleness.