Monday, 9 November 2009
Meet Dr. Sheetal Kanar Kumar, Life-Giver Extraordinaire!
The First Bhagnari Surrogate Mother
A young Bhagnari lady created history, with an extraordinary act of courageous magnanimity.
Dr. Sheetal Kanar Kumar, the doctor-wife of a doctor-husband, Dr. Amitabh Kumar, gave birth to twins, 2 boys on Sept. 16th, 2009 in the USA.
The twins are the children of Shubra (her husband's sister) and Richard . The boys, in a manner of speaking, are not hers. But Sheetal is very much janani, a life giver.
Sheetal acted as a surrogate mother, also known as a gestational carrier, for her husband’s sister who had been unable to carry a pregnancy despite multiple attempts. Sheetal and Amitabh have three small children of their own.
For nine months, from the time she began the process of surrogacy, to the time she delivered the twins, Sheetal nurtured the twin lives in her own womb. This act of giving birth, of bringing new life into the world, is an extraordinary saga that has been exalted by Prophets and Seers. Only in this instance, it is one of the most unselfish act of giving, an act that celebrates life and kinship.
Dr. Sheetal Kanar Kumar is an Obstretician and Gynaecologist, practicing in Stuart, Florida, USA. Her husband, Dr. Amitabh Kumar is a Gasteroenterologist.
Sheetal herself is a vivacious young lady, who is also a high achiever. She has certainly inherited the best from her loving parents Sujata (Saroj) and Gulab Kanar. Naturally, the entire Kanar family, her husband, Dr. Amitabh Kumar and Richard and Shubra, the Surrogate twins’ parents, are delighted with the happy outcome of Sheetal’s surrogacy.
On behalf of the Panchayat, the President of Shree Bhagnari Panchayat has extended his “heartiest congratulations to you, Sheetal and your family for your magnanimity. We Bhagnaris are proud of you.”
Congratulations to the Mother(s), Pere Richard, and Best Wishes to the boys. With such an eventful beginning and a distinguished lineage, one can be sure they will be the cynosure of all eyes.