Humbled request to all the readers to immerse themselves to experience my Zero fiction narrative, as a short & real-life serial wherein, the "Sound of Silence, of life 2.0, Innovated in Eureka Moments as a One-Man Army & Captivating Global Influencer after Forever loss of my Natural Speaking ability into Exceptional Opportunities for the quarter of the century in a row".
In this blog, you will have an immersive experience of reading zero fiction following narratives, resiliently demonstrating life 2.0 as a common man:
# from Disabled to Enabled with Distinctly Audible UniqueVoice as a Captivating global Influencer
# from Ashes of Stage IV vocal cord cancer victim to Patient Leader Hero Awardee in the USA out of 21000 nominations.
# from International Marketeer to Counselor, Advocate, Inspirational Speaker, Mentor, Anchor, Interviewee, honorary member of Della Leaders Club, a global platform.
"The words, "Silence Zone" we read in the hospital, courtroom, classroom, library, Tedex talk, etc.
You can see dreams you have worked hard for the years getting crashed like a quake in front of you especially, being the only wage earner of the family at the age of 44!
A vivid industrialist, a trendsetter international businessman, and entrepreneur got diagnosed with stage T4aNOMO, IV. A vocal cords cancer in September 1997 & lost my natural speaking ability for a lifetime. Underwent nearly 9 hours long wide-field massive surgery followed by 30 rounds of radiotherapy.
As the first step, I bravely accepted the diagnosis and the result – a resounding victory over advanced-stage cancer.
I began trying to return Life 2.0 to normalcy by using pen and paper in place of my natural voice to communicate as a dependent vocal cord cancer survivor which was totally against my WILL.
In December 1997, I started practicing speaking with a handheld electro-larynx as the services of a speech and language therapist were not available, and I had to learn on my own to locate a sweet spot under my chin from where audible sound could be generated.
While speaking in public with my differently enabled voice, I encountered total rejection in the first place, people were running away from me because they feared the weird sound.
It was a completely catastrophic condition, yes, you are reading Right!
It was a thought-provoking and challenging time for me, individually, socially, financially, for my family too.
Moreover, I decided NOT TO QUIT under any circumstances, especially the challenge of rejection of my new voice.
As export marketing was my key job function, I continued speaking with my newly developed voice with full courage and confidence and without any fear, continued my international business same as before traveling alone, meeting customers, and speaking with them over the phone.
The best advantage of my differently enabled voice is that the moment I start speaking over the phone, I am not required to announce my name – people recognize my voice immediately & another 10 years passed.
Needless to say, there was full-time, unparalleled support from my wife, Nilam, sons, Maulik, and Ankit.
Caregivers are the backbone, and without them, the journey is incomplete.
Being a die-hard marketeer & with a troubleshooter mindset, in 2011, indulged in Innovating my Life into "Eureka moments by creating Exceptional opportunities & first step was to demonstrate my weakness, the loss of natural speaking disability because of advanced-stage cancer & the daily paranoid difficulties, I experienced, as the first dependable tool for the public.
"Seeing me speaking with my distinct voice”, gave the most needed, "HOPE" to 40000+ patients, caregivers, students, working professionals & super specialists doctors by emphasizing quality of life after cancer, demonstrated Courage & Freedom From FEAR through numerous & extensive professional live presentations, interviews with slides worldwide.
Invited to address a huge audience in an auditorium, medical professionals, super specialists, change-makers & received a prestigious award at the hands of the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Published my biography, "SHAHENSHAH", in June 2020 which was the first as a vocal cords cancer survivor.
My journey was featured as chapter 1 of the coffee table book 10/10, with the chapter title ‘I Am Here to Stay" also in the book, "Tame Ekla Nathi"(You are not alone), in numerous newspapers, newsletters, books globally & 3 books are under publishing as a co-author including one in the UK.
It's my relentless surge to touch the lives and hearts of millions through my speaking events at:
# My contributions are appreciated by UICC, Geneva having a presence in 170 countries for cancer control & many other awards, accolades, recognitions such as Victor & TIMA, etc. & accolades to date.
# Invited to give kick start presentation during the annual conference in the USA for 2500 global attendees.
# Consecutively sponsored twice to the UK to address annual conferences. Delivered talk at London Cancer Care, Guys Thomas Cancer Care, Mount Vernon, UCL, Olympic village.
# First time in the world, as a vocal cords cancer survivor, conceptualized, anchored, streamed 20 episodes of e-health series with 35000+ views & more are being scheduled.
#Prof., Dr. Martin Birchall, Briton of the year 2008 from UCL, recommended my name for the Stovall Award in the USA & Atos Medical, Sweden having a presence in 70 countries, featured my journey.
I survived my last staged cancer diagnosis. Thanks to my ‘will to win’ approach coupled with what I have learned so much for 25 years from the university of experience and living with, especially acceptance, courage, confidence, and troubleshooting & to live in the moment
I am grateful to God for giving me a bonus Life 2.0. I spend every moment of life without any regret and without seeking sympathy. I express deep gratitude to one and all who were, are and will be part of my cancer-winning journey.
Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur
Leadership & Transformation Committee
Shrenik’s biography, “SHAHENSHAH” is the world’s first Laryngectomee survivor’s globally published book. He terms his Life 2.0, significantly re-wired as a successful counselor, thought leader, global inspirational speaker as he is vocal chords cancer winner. It is his relentless pursuit to touch Millions of lives with the “Magic of Words, Hands of Hope” approach, especially Youngsters, who will be leading this world.