Happy Birthday, Mohan Agashe.
Dr. Mohan Agashe (born 23 July 1947) is a theater and film actor. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1996.
Mohan Agashe served as a Professor of Psychiatry at the B. J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital in Pune. Apart from his medical career, he also worked in the fields of clinical psychology and psychopharmacology.
Agashe started his early career by opting to work in The Government Hospital at Pune. He had the honor of chairing the Organizing Committee meetings for the Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
Agashe was a founding Director of Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health. His students have progressed in their careers to become renowned psychiatrists in India, the UK, and the United States. Agashe was also instrumental in establishing the Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health in 1991, a state-level training and research institute in Mental Health Sciences, located in Pune, India.
A research project was initiated by the Indian Council of Medical Research following the 1993 Latur earthquake, and Agashe was assigned as a principal investigator to understand the mental health effects of the event.
In 1998, Agashe’s project to improve mental health education and service led to the formation of a new policy on mental education by the Government of Maharashtra. He has also served as an Advisor to the Government of Maharashtra on Mental Health Education and Service.
Agashe is presently the Principal Investigator for an Indo–US joint project on Cultural Disorders of Fatigue and Weaknesses.
Agashe’s love of acting made him take time out of his busy schedule to work in plays. He started his career in acting by working in plays. During April 1997 to April 2002, he was made the Director-General of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.