Hemant Morparia

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Ambassador of India

Began cartooning while doing a residency in the KEM hospital- so have been cartooning for more years than have been practicing radiology. Cartooning for more than 25 years for many, many indian publication as well as foreign ones (including the New York times , Al-jazeera, Sud Ouest , Toronto Star etc).
Over the years he has published more than 15,000 cartoons. He draws from a range of topic- politics, urban issues, science, medicine, sports, even spiritual cartoons.

Daily cartoonist for Mumbai Mirror- from 2012 – also published in Pune Mirror, Bangalore Mirror and Ahmedabad mirror,  Mid-day ( mumbai, delhi, bangalore, pune) – 6 years , former daily front page cartoonist for Bombay Times (The Times of India) for 9 years.
Former regular cartoonist for Time Out (mumbai,delhi, bangalore), Money Life. syndicated  by Artizans in north america.

He was honoured to be a Judge at the World Press Cartoon contest-2008- Lisbon- the first and only time an Indian has been made one.

He did a cartoon residency in La Rochelle, on an invitation from the city in France, drawing daily cartoons for a french newspaper, Sud Ouest -in Jan Feb 2010 exhibition . The cartoons and some sculptures were later exhibited for three months.
The exhibition was with noted french cartoonist and legion d’honneur awardee, the late Georges Wolinski , with his cartoons done on india, while on a visit to india.
Feb 2013, was invited again to France, by the city of Carquefou, for a cartoon exhibition and conference for a week. He was included in the Hello! magazine list of 10 most powerful people in the Indian media- listed at No.9. for the year 2011.

He has published a few books of cartoons- ‘Fanatics and their antics’, ‘Say Hah!’ (medical cartoons) , ‘Never again’, ‘Pyar ke side-effects’ (cartoons on love,sex and dating)
He has had four cartoons exhibitions till date in mumbai . at the National gallery of modern art 2002, mumbai, sakshi gallery,2004 and the alliance francaise 2009 and 2010.

professional qualification: Graduated from Seth GS Medical college and KEM hospital, mumbai with a post-graduation in Radio-diagnosis MD in 1988 . was a lecturer at the mumbai university for 3 years. i have published 12 scientific papers in indexed medical journals. these include some innovations in the field of radiodiagnosis.
He works at Breach candy hospital, NM medical and ST. Elizabeth hospital as a radiologist. His big lesson from this is that important issues as well as tissues, are nearly always in shades of grey. sculpting carticatures is recent activity and have made several sculptures. He has also held exhibition of his photographs- abstractions in nature in 2014.