Dr S. Madhusudhan (Teddy Bear Doctor): founder of Teddy Mobile Clinic

He was nicknamed the teddy bear doctor by the street children who often received a teddy bear from him during his visits.

“Homeless people feel they do not deserve medical attention, but for me, they should at the very least be given basic treatment,” said Dr Madhusudhan.

Starting off as a volunteer with the Kechara Soup Kitchen, which provides free food and medical care, Dr Madhusudhan felt the need to dedicate another day for the people and decided to start the Teddy Mobile Clinic in September.

The clinic on Wednesdays started with 10 volunteers. Initially, Dr Madhusudhan was the only doctor available, but the number slowly grew and his brother Dr S. Krishna and their pharmacist sister S. Sudheshna pitched in as well.