When you hear the word X-Ray, you certainly imagine about some ailment or a serious injury. However, a radiologist of the city has proved this notion wrong by relating the X-Rays to art.
Meet Dr Pradeep Kolwadkar, the first qualified radiologist of the city, who has organised an exhibition of X-Rays of different living and non-living creatures. It is the first of its kind exhibition in the country.
The three-day exhibition kicked off at the Patrakar Club in the city on Friday. The exhibition has over 150 different X-Rays. These X-Rays are of flowers, shells, starfish, prawns, climbers, different other things along with human anatomy too.
Dr Kolwadkar has himself actually got the X-Rays done of all the objects that are on display at the exhibition. To get all the objects was not easy. Whenever he would visit a place, he would get some or the other objects from that place to Nagpur may it be a plant, a shell or some flowers. Narrating the experience of getting X-Ray of a starfish TLN, the 1967 pass out of Radiology from Delhi said â€œI am a pure vegetarian and when I asked one of my friends to get a starfish, he was surprised. When I told him the purpose, my friend got it for me. After getting the X-Ray of the fish, I returned it back to him,â€ said the reputed radiologist, who has practiced for over 40 years.
Replying to a question, Dr Kolwadkar said, â€œI am fond of photography. However, a thought always hounded me of doing something different and today you can see this unique exhibition.â€
Asked as to where does he dream to take the exhibition, he said he has no serious plansÂ but also revealed that he has already got an offer from a Hyderabad-based organisation to display his talent there.