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Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer

Sanjay Rawat

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Jitender Gupta

Plume Of A Deeper Well there are many ways to describe Siddhartha Mukherjee: author, NRI, Rhodes Scholar, nerd, healer, Pulitzer winner (the winning of which gives him something in common to Suketu Mehta) and now, trivia fodder. Just do not call the considerable brain behind the Emperor Of Maladies India’s new answer to Robin Cook.

Jitender Gupta

Indian American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee, who won the Pulitzer Prize in the general non-fiction category for his latest book, "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer".

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