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It was the winter of 2003 when Mr. Sharma received an order from the Government of Assam to proceed to Mumbai as the Deputy Resident Commissioner of the Assam Bhawan and initiate steps to make the Bhawan functional. This was a challenging task but he happily accepted this opportunity of a lifetime and Assam Bhawan Mumbai became a reality on the 1st of July 2004.

However, with the passage of time Mr. Sharma observed that innumerable cancer patients from Assam come to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, for specialised treatment of cancer. Coming from remote areas, most of these people had to face a lot of hostilities in the city during the course of their treatment with regards to accommodation, food, information etc and there was no support or assistance available for them. Some of them could not even speak in any other languages apart from Assamese.  As the realization of helping these patients dawned upon Mr. Sharma, Assam Bhavan Mumbai, slowly became a home for these cancer patients and gradually the efforts began to be concentrated towards looking after these people. Along with his team, he himself would receive these cancer patients at the Railway Station so that he could bring them to the Bhawan, take them to the hospital and try to help them out in all possible ways during their course of cancer treatment in Mumbai.

It was during the visits to the Tata Memorial Hospital with these patients he also understood that many patients only came to see a doctor towards the third or fourth stage of cancer when a considerable amount of damage would be already done. Furthermore, through interactions with the patients, he learnt that many of them would also quit their cancer treatment half way, due to lack of financial support. He came across many people who had sold off their property and everything they had to keep themselves or a loved one alive.

This was when Mr Sharma conceived the idea of forming a Cancer Care Organization so that he could contribute towards making a difference in the lives of these people and thus, Deepsikha was founded in July, 2004.

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