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My, How The Mighty Have Fallen

08 April 2014 @ 07:28

This paragraph in an ABC News story caught my eye:

The man remained hospitalized in stable condition Monday, surrounded by family members but unable to speak because of a feeding tube in his throat, according to Dr. Ravi Shankar, a critical care specialist in the Indian city.

Wow…from world fame at Monterey Pop and Woodstock to wearing a smock as an Indian doc.

Yes…I am old.

8 Comments
  1. M. Thompson permalink
    08 April 2014 @ 08:26 08:26

    Funny, but a different fellow. The famous one died in 2012.

  2. 08 April 2014 @ 08:42 08:42

    Reblogged this on CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN ! and commented:
    GYG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 08 April 2014 @ 13:15 13:15

    Me too! And FWIW: “Shankar” is an appellation of the Shiva (Consummator) aspect of Godhead. In Christian correlate: The Christ. “Shankar” also refers to an Indian predecessor/contemporary of St. Francis of Assisi: Shankaracharya. “Ravi” means, among other things, intense — to include qualities of both power and eros — lover of God. Ravi Shankar bore a redolent Shaivite name and entered this breathing world in the Shaivite city of Varanasi (Benares). Christianity is a Shaivite, as compared to a Vaishnavite, religion, so it is natural that Ravi would be liked here in USA and Europe. Who did not in those days?

  4. 08 April 2014 @ 14:10 14:10

    It could be worse. The doctor could be Pete Bes.

  5. formwiz permalink
    08 April 2014 @ 14:14 14:14

    If you remember Janice Rule, she retired from acting and had a successful career as a psychiatrist in NY.

    She died just a few years ago.

    • 08 April 2014 @ 23:33 23:33

      There’s a name I haven’t heard in years. Never knew she became a doctor.

  6. 08 April 2014 @ 20:36 20:36

    Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

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