The Setnas: Men Who Inspire
‘I have a fascination for gems and objects of beauty. If I had the opportunity to do something else, it would have been making creative jewellery’
It seems in his case creativity and skill go hand in hand.
Although he doesn't regret the profession he pursued, he is happy to share the highs and lows of his career when asked:
"Returning to Pakistan in 1966; I had to survive on a salary of Rs. 600 per month for six years. It was unacceptable as a young male gynaecologist. The high point of my career was the late former Prime Minister, Benazir Butto’s choosing me as her Obstetrics /Gynaecologist."
Having had a rough few early years, it is impressive to see his son and grandson living up to his renowned reputation. Dr Zaryab follows the footsteps of his father despite witnessing the tedious hours and stress associated with the profession. He expresses his love for what he does and is only aiming to do more. When asked his future goals he confidently says,
‘My ultimate aim is to make the Lady Dufferin hospital a self-sustaining state-of- the-art obstetric and gynaecological centre of excellence, where we can treat many more patients than we currently do’
On the other hand, Izdeyar inherits his father's creative genes and his love for beauty. Izdeyar is one of the few photographers from Karachi to win numerous international accolades for this brilliant work. He too when inquired about his future goals, only aims to get better and more recognised at what he does.