Some of the cartoons drawn by Dr.Sunder for Dhwani a magazine on Carnatic Music
Dr.Sunder is a very versatile person. He is a polyglot who speaks reads and writes in eight languages and is very fluent in four. His interest in languages began in childhood when he enrolled for the Hindi exams conducted by the Rashtrabasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha. He sailed through the initial Prathamic, Prarambhik, Pravesh, Parichay and then embarked on the much more difficult Kovid and Rathna, the latter being equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Hindi. Having enrolled in a class to learn Bengali Music, Sunder decided to learn the language too, ostensibly to improve his diction while singing! He can read and write in Bengali too.
In English of course he is not only fluent but has written short stories and articles in several magazines. He even did a stint of copyrighting in an advertising agency editing their advertisements! The other languages he can read and write are Malayalam ( his parents hail from Kerala and his mother taught him the language), Tamizh ( he was born here in Chennai), Marathi and French ( languages he had to study when in School at Mumbai), (ditto) & Sanskrit(which was the compulsory language during the BA Music course that he did after M.B.B.S.).
In 2002 UNDERWENT A PERSONALITY TRANSFORMATION COURSE CONDUCTED BY ALMA MATER
One would imagine Sunder to be a book worm. Nothing could be further from the truth. He played Tennis earlier & finds time even now to swim a kilometer everyday. He plays a good game of Shuttle Badminton, Scrabble or Chess within the family. He is an avid film buff and watches English & Malayalam movies almost daily. He has even acted in a school play & a short movie.