After obtaining F.R.C.S from U.K.(Edinburgh), in the year 1964, Padmashree Dr. S. M. Hardikar started practicing as an Orthopedic Surgeon in Pune in 1971, with a small Nursing Home of 10 beds. As a result of his clinical skill and good doctor-patient relationship, within a period of 2 years, the situation demanded expansion of his activities thus a Public Charitable Trust was established in 1974, namely Sushrut Medical Care & Research Society, which was based on professional expertise with social commitment. Soon Hardikar Hospital became a popular brand name as a leading Accident Hospital and a referral for all types of Trauma and Orthopedic cases for entire Western Maharashtra and beyond. These surgeries of late become very popular, result oriented and rewarding. The Histopathology laboratory provides opinions on all kinds of cases from Orthopedic, Urology and Respiratory Medicine and highly specialized areas are such as Neuropathology, Oncology and Frozen section studies including Neurosurgical cases are done routinely. This excellence of medical services in Orthopaedics is now getting magnified to accommodate all other specialties like neurology, specialty clinic for knee, ankle, foot and shoulder, sports injuries & arthroscopy, hand surgeries, pediatric orthopaedics, rheumatology, neurosurgery, General & Laparoscopic Surgeries, vascular surgeries, plastic surgeries, urology, nephrology & dialysis, general & Chest Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Intensive care, Dermatology & Cosmetology, Dentistry, Imaging & diagnostics services, Physiotherapy &rehabilitation. This Hospital is known as Deccan Multispecialty Hardikar Hospital spearheaded by Dr. Trimbak Dapkekar. Deccan Multispeciality Hardikar Hospital has a combined strength of 120 Beds including a 23 Bed ICU unit. What makes Deccan Multispecialty different, and in fact puts it at an elevation, besides being the only one of its kind in the whole State of Maharashtra, is not only has it been fully promoted by doctors, but is also being managed by them.