An East Lancs doctor has released a book detailing the story of how he came into the job and the challenges and rewards he experienced along the way.

Shivaji Jadhav, from Blackburn, was born in India in the 1940s, shortly after it gained independence from the British Empire.

He was born into a farming community but was fortunate enough to be given a good education, which led to him becoming a doctor.

Lancashire Telegraph: The front cover of the bookThe front cover of the book (Image: Olympia Publishers)

In 1973, he came to the UK to train as a surgeon and he settled as a GP in Lancashire after meeting his wife, Heather, here.

His new book, A Doctor’s Journey, tells the inspirational story of how he combatted politics, prejudice and ever-changing technology to make a life as a doctor in the UK.

It also demonstrates the commitment it takes to become and doctor and the importance of remaining a kind and caring person through it all.

After 40 years of service in the NHS, Dr Jadhav has now retired and was soon joined by his wife. They have two grown-up children as well as grandchildren.

The 48-page book retails for £6.99 and was published by Olympia Publishers.