A video of a doctor dancing in a protective suit to spread positivity among Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Assam is doing the rounds of the internet, and people are full of praise for the medical professional.
In a video shared on Twitter by Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad, ENT surgeon Dr Arup Senapati is seen dancing to the song “Ghungroo” from the film ‘War’.
The video shows the surgeon who works at Assam’s Silchar medical college effortlessly dancing in the protective gear.
Watch the video here:
— Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad (@drsfaizanahmad) October 18, 2020
Actor Hrithik Roshan, who originally danced to the song, also responded, praising the doctor for his moves and spirit.
Tell Dr Arup I’m gonna learn his steps and dance as good as him someday in Assam . Terrific spirit . 🕺🏻 https://t.co/AdBCarfCYO
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) October 19, 2020
“Tell Dr Arup I’m gonna learn his steps and dance as good as him someday in Assam. Terrific spirit,” the actor wrote on Twitter.
The performance took place in the recovery room at the Silchar Medical College & Hospital, in the presence of a few patients and a team of doctors.
“It was the last of the seven days of gruelling duty at the Covid ward,” said Dr Senapati, “We were to start our mandatory quarantine the next day — my colleagues had already told me that I must dance on the last day of my duty.”
“They were very happy,” said Dr Senapati, while talking about the response from his patients. “And so was I. I just wanted to keep the morale up. The week had been tough, the PPE is difficult to work in…while the recovery rate has improved in Assam, and things are looking better, the war is far from over, we are still working every day to beat this.”
Dr Senapati has been an avid dancer, right from his college days at the Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, taking part in several competitions and even winning a few.
Here’s how people reacted to the video which has received over a million likes on Twitter.
Nice moves!! Especially in the kit!!! Kudos!
— Amrita Banerjee (@AmritaBanerje19) October 18, 2020
— रत्नेश कुमार Ratnesh Kumar 🇮🇳 (@radeonK) October 18, 2020
Awesome moves despite the suffocating suit! He must be baking in there!
— Looney💜😎💃 2/10✍, 10/10🎤 (@Looney_Baawi) October 18, 2020
He has the moves !
— Joey (@DrJoyeeta) October 18, 2020
Hats off to the talented dancer and the Corona Warrior!!!!🙋🙋🙋
— Pankaj Saraf ✋ (@saraf_pankaj) October 18, 2020
Great moves and a big heart !! ❤️
— vinita_nigam (@vinita_nigam) October 19, 2020
He is such a stunner!! Wow!! Hats off to him! Under such stressful circumstances he is providing joy to everyone!! Anddd he is a superb dancer!! Salute!! 🙏🙏🙏
— Ishita (@ishbose7) October 19, 2020
He’s too good. And salute to him and all the front line warriors holding up in these testing times. We are indebted.
— sHëhLã (@shehla_sadaf) October 18, 2020
— Anupam Srivastava (@reach2anupam) October 18, 2020
Hatts off, after so much of stressful days they have, to do this with such ease👏👏 bow my head with respect❤️❤️
— Satya_INC। ರೆಬೆಲ್🌐 (@satya_kg) October 18, 2020
Earlier this year, a Mumbai-based doctor shared a video of herself dancing to the song ‘Garmi‘ from the movie Street Dancer 3D and the clip was widely shared on social media.
(With inputs from Tora Agarwala)