‘OMG - the lesser known side of Gandhi ‘is a treasure of private conversations, letters and thoughts of a man who remained at the center of every controversy, exasperated every leader and yet led a nation to freedom. This exciting play, inspired from Gandhi’s archived journals, will be staged on 27th April, 2012 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai to support the expansion of Tata Medical Center, a comprehensive Cancer Care Center from the Tata Group at Kolkata.
Researched and conceptualized by Mrs. Geeta Gopalakrishnan - Donor Relationships Director of the Tata Medical Center, the play stars veteran actor Dalip Tahil as Gandhi and Seema Anand, a well-known story teller narrating anecdotes. Mrs. Geeta Gopalakrishnan, Director Donor Relationships of the Tata Medical Center said, “Though Mahatma Gandhi’s image is largely confined to posters in government offices, archives reveal a very contemporary side.” The performance on 27th April, 2012 in aid of Tata Medical Center is important as majority of the cancer patients registered in India come from the Eastern and North - Eastern parts of the country. It was Mr. Ratan Tata’s vision to provide world class cancer treatment to the underprivileged. It would be wonderful if Mumbaikars support this noble cause as the existing facilities at the hospital are not sufficient to deal with the influx of cancer patients from Eastern India.”
Tata Medical Center (TMC) was formed to provide world class cancer care to the patients from Eastern and North-Eastern regions in India that sees higher registered cases of cancer. TMC is working towards offering a spectrum of services including prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of the cancer patients. The proceeds from the play will contribute towards the expansion of the center’s hospital in Kolkata to treat underprivileged cancer patients in East and North East India.