This prefix Dr. to a name is filled with ambiguity. When he/she introduces himself / herself as doctor so and so, you can’t conclude that they are medical practitioners. Nor can you assume that they have earned a doctoral degree given by the University for having gone through the academic grind irrespective of the discipline they pursued because doctorates can also be conferred on people for their contributions to society. Sometimes we find people possess more than half a dozen such doctorates and they wear them lightly with all humility. One of them I remember was Shri C.Subramaniam, popularly known as CS.
When I wished to greet all my doctor friends, today being Doctors’ Day, I was totally confused at the very thought of classifying them. Therefore I decided to call it a day by not observing it this year!
n.meera raghavendra rao