How would you react if you were told you had contracted an incurable illness? Scared? Angry? Upset? Devastated? When Dinesh Patel was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, in incurable illness of the central nervous system, one expected him too to go through a roller coaster of emotions. Except he said it was better to have Parkinson's than "conditions like heart attack, stroke, cancer, asthma, kidney failure and so on that are treatable.
" In Conquering Parkinson's Disease, Dinesh writes an intimate and inspirational account of how he took on the illness headfirst and emerged victorious. He continued to lead an enriching life full of music and art while privately battling a progressive disease. His contagious optimism for life infected all those who came in contact with him, including acclaimed Marathi playback singer SanjeevaniBhelande and noted actress SmitaJaykar. "His enthusiasm is exemplary," notes Bhelande
In the fourteen years since his diagnosis, Dinesh has become a force to reckon with at the AkhilBharatiya Marathi NatyaParishad, a cultural organisation in Mumbai. He is the mastermind behind seven of their most successful live music shows. Additionally, Dinesh has become a popular YouTuber with his own channel where he interviews eminent Marathi musical, literary and cultural personalities.