Amitabh Mitra is a poet, artist and a medical doctor based at East London, South Arica. Extensively published. Amitabh has exhibited his visual art in South Africa, India and Europe.
His work, ‘Images from Cecilia Makiwane’, art work from the township of Mdantsane are on permanent display at the Medical School. Warwick, United Kingdom. Mdantsane Jazz, a book tracing the history of Mdantsane published by the European Union places him as the township icon.
Mdantsane Breathing published in 2010, is his coffee table book detailing in art and poetry. Is dedicated to the brave people of Mdantsane. Dainik Bhaskar, popular news daily from India has declared him, the Gwalior, city Hero.
He heads the Department of Accident and Emergency, Trauma and Thutuzela Gender Violence Assistance Centre at the Cecilia Makiwane Heritage Hospital, Mdantsane.
Amitabh has served as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in high altitude hospitals of the Kingdom of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh Niger, Zimbabwe, Transkei and Ciskei. He is the Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Datta Meghe institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha. India and a Visiting Professor at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Amitabh believes in fusing Art, Poetry and Medicine for the ultimate healing. His latest book inspired by the works of William Dalrymple, titled ‘Stranger than a Sun’ is a Semi-autobiographical collection of Love Poetry, Drawings and his life in Gwalior, India.