As you know, the bone-setter has been a part of my childhood memories. I made a set of 4 short films (less than 3 minutes duration) in 2001, for an internet channel, EVEO, California on a bone-setter in Nagpada, an area where I grew up.

I don’t think Shakeel-bhai could have treated my father, given his age, but the shop seemed to be the right one. Perhaps the person who treated Daddy was Shakeel-bhai’s guru, Pahelwan Bone-setter, A. Mujeed Raheem Bux Qureshi.

Here’s one of the films, The Dedicated Customer. Shot on Mini-DV, an SP-Video out, 2’55” duration. Camera – Vivek Shah, Editing – Pankaj Kumar.