Ali Peter John
I have been very fortunate to see the most unusual happenings and incidents.I have been more than fortunate to meet and know some of the most powerful and popular people. I have been very lucky to listen to voices that have shaken up and stirred up minds, hearts and souls, voices that have almost been like what I would like to believe are voices that could be like the voice of God, which neither I nor anyone else in this world has heard or can claim to have heard.
And if you ask me to name the four most important voices in my life, it will always be the voice of my mother first, the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, the voice of Dilip Kumar and the voice of Amitabh Bachchan which has been reverberating not only in the air and the wind of this country, but also in the different parts of the world. It is Amitabh's voice that some one once called THE VOICE and it is this voice that has been ruling our lives for the last fifty years and will till THE VOICE and the man behind THE VOICE has turned seventy seven and is going to be seventy eight in October (anyone begs to differ on my opinion about the voice ? )....
THE VOICE is working its magic again.... It is a video recorded by THE VOICE a few days before THE VOICE and its owner, Amitabh Bachchan have been admitted to the Nanavati Hospital as a hopeless victim of COVID-19 ,which shows how cruel it can be when it has claimed both father and son, Abhishek Bachchan .There are any number of admirers and ardent fans of THE VOICE which are wondering and asking questions about how a powerful man like Amitabh with all the support and prayers can also fall a victim to a virus or a worm as I would like to call it .
THE VOICE begins, the video talks about his admiration and showing its gratitude to the doctors,nurses and the entire staff of the Nanavati Hospital where he has been admitted at least twice before. THE VOICE starts off by narrating the story of a hoarding in Surat ,the caption of which reads, "Mandir bandh kyun hai maalum hai ? Isliye ki bhagwan safed coat pehenkar aspatal mein logo ko bachha rahe hai ".THE VOICE says it was the love and care of the men and women in white that played vital parts in healing him.THE VOICE goes on to call the doctors "saviours of humanity" and asks, "Aap nahi hote toh naa jaane insaniyaat kahaan hoti ".
THE VOICE keeps lauding the great efforts being made by the medical profession to serve and save humanity.
THE VOICE is at its emotional best when it expresses its gratitude towards all the doctors and nurses and the staff and gets very emotional when it folds its hands bows its head in thanksgiving to the doctors(and I don't think anyone must have expressed one's gratitude in such an emotional and eloquent manner before).
THE VOICE asks the doctor not to give up their good work as he sees in them what it calls "Ishwar ka roop".It says these are trying and troubled times, but together we can overcome these times.
Isn't it ironical that THE VOICE (Amitabh Bachchan) has to test positive for COVID-19(together with his son, Abhishek Bachchan)and has to be admitted to the same Nanavati Hospital ?
THE VOICE has been in other hospitals like the St. Philomena Hospital in Bangalore where it was admitted soon after the owner of THE VOICE had met with that near fatal accident. THE VOICE was then shifted to the Breach Candy Hospital where its owner had to put up a grim battle to save the life of its owner and succeeded. THE VOICE was also admitted to the Leelavati Hospital when its owner suddenly fell sick and now THE VOICE and its owner are lying in a bed at the Nanavati Hospital where it and the son of its owner are fighting their best battles against Corona there has been an indescribable connect between THE VOICE and me ever since the owner of THE VOICE, Amitabh Bachchan was first signed by my guru, Abbas Sahab for "Saat Hindustani ".
And the connect continues. I was admitted to the same Nanavati Hospital when I met with the most ghastly accident in my life and I feel a strange kind of pride in sharing my experience of being in the same hospital where the man who was once an unknown actor and who is know a star bigger than any other star,lies in a bed.
Why am I talking about THE VOICE so much ? Why, have I always talked about THE VOICE because it is THE VOICE that has made a big difference to my life and I know to the lives of millions like me.
I for whatever is my worth,make a fervent appeal to all doctors who are working in different hospitals now and all doctors to come to listen to THE VOICE talking about doctors. It may make them better doctors who can serve humanity better and may change the hearts and minds of doctors who are walking on the wrong track and doing grave injustice to their noble profession.
Will you please listen to THE VOICE all you doctors and others in the great profession that you are in and will be in the future ?
Listen, listen because if you don't listen to the voice, you will certainly have missed something precious in your lives !