Even before the inaugural stone was laid on the foundations of Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, in the first flush of the new millennium, everyone associated with it could see that it was a more sublime affair than mere brick and mortar.
And with very good reason. When a yet-to-be-born hospital, however swanky, however massive, aspires to mirror the long and illustrious career of a titan in the field, the usual concerns of hospital management and business blue-printing are the first to go out of the window. Not a single act of its coming into being stays mundane; everything is inevitably a question of honour. One chooses the nobler and brighter options over practical and gainful ones, choices that are worthy of the name it is founded on.
And when it is a tribute to an iconic father by his almost equally accomplished sons, it even transcends the question of honour. It becomes an act of love.