Feb 28, 2018
Shashikant Sane-retired MD, Hindu Temple MN Chair
Conversation on Forgiveness

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Shashikant M. Sane, M.D. was one of the handfuls of physicians invited to be the Founding physicians of the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital in 1972. He was the first Pediatric Radiologist in the region and served as the Chairman & Medical Director of Radiology Department for 25 years and continued there for 10 more years as the Senior Consultant. In addition, he also served as the Chairman & Medical Director of Radiology of the Gillette Children’s Specialty Care in St. Paul till his retirement in 2007. He has published 47 original scientific papers in the peer reviewed journals. He has been a Visiting Professor and addressed named lectureships several times around the world.

Dr. Sane is a Board Certified Radiologist with special Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology granted by The American Board of Radiology. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics for 40 years and was the Radiology Section Chair from 1996 to 2000. He has been a founding member of the Society of Chairs of Radiology of the Children’s Hospitals in North America and served as its President from 1996 to1998.

He & his wife Kumud have been two of the 6 founders of the first Hindu Temple in Minnesota in 1978. He wrote the constitution and by-laws and served as the first vice-president and secretary. He has served in several leadership capacities over the years for The Hindu Society of Minnesota including being Chairman of the Board of Trustees a few times. Most recently he was the Chairman of the Hindu Temple Construction Committee in charge of the creation of the new magnificent temple in Maple Grove. He stepped down in January 2008 as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hindu Society of Minnesota but has continued his weekly discourses on Hindu Scriptures at the Temple every Sunday which he started in May 1979. Presently he is the President of Hindu Community Center of Minnesota and also of the Hindu American Temple School. Here children are educated in Living Eternal Life Style of Ethical Living called Hinduism, Respectful Interfaith Open Dialogues and perhaps most importantly how to grow up as enlightened human being living as an American but blessed in addition with rich Hindu Culture and Heritage. The students also have an opportunity to learn one of the seven major languages from India. Presently 350 students are enrolled.

In addition to being a formally trained Hindu Priest he has been conducting with the help from his wife regular Annual Hindu Youth Camps for the past 35 years. He has been teaching Hindu Scriptures in the U.S.A. over 50 years and in the twin cities for the past 45 years. He has spoken on several topics pertaining to Hinduism, including Yoga, Meditation and Universal Spirituality on college campuses around the country. He has been actively involved in the interfaith dialogs locally as well as nationally.

Shashikant M. Sane, M.D.

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