Hrithik donates speech therapy centre

Published On: 2012-01-02

Author: Shailesh Bhatia

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Hrithik donates Rs 20 lakh to hospital for speech therapy centre


Source: Mid Day

Date: 11 Nov 2008

By: Shailesh Bhatia



Actor Hrithik Roshan has donated Rs 20 lakh to Nanavati Hospital, Vile Parle, for a state-of-the-art electrophysiology and electroacoustic centre for audiology and speech therapy.


The centre will treat patients with speech and hearing disability at subsidised costs. Hrithik used to stammer as a child and underwent treatment for the same.


Hrithik's father, Rakesh Roshan told MiD DAY, ""It's our way of ensuring that patients with speech and hearing disabilities avail of advanced medical care.""


The unit would be named after Ira Roshan, Hrithik's grandmother, who was hearing impaired.


Dr Ramesh Oza, who heads the audiology and speech therapy unit at Nanavati Hospital, said that the centre would be inaugurated on November 16 and is equipped with modern machinery imported from the US and Denmark.


Oza also mentioned that underprivileged patients would especially get treatment at subsidised costs. Despite repeated attempts, Hrithik Roshan remained unavailable for comments.