The Board of Directors (BOD) serves as the governing body of Deccan Alumni Association of North America (DAANA). The BOD consists of alumni of Deccan College of Medical Sciences (DCMS), nominated and carefully selected by peers based on their credentials. The BOD is comprised of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and Officers.
The BOD coordinates activities of the various committees, helps organize reunions, cultural and educational (CME) events as well as supervises all philanthropic activities. The BOD also serves as a liaison between alumni and DCMS administration.
There are 11-15 members on the BOD at any given time. In the interest of diversity and inclusion, only two members from each batch are allowed on the BOD at any given time. The members serve a term of 2-4 years.
The first BOD was confirmed at the inaugural DAANA Reunion in Dallas, TX in August 2016.
Dr. Moizuddin is from the 1988 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. During his training in New York he was awarded “Resident of the year” award for exemplary performance. His clinical interests include Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, COPD, Overlap Syndrome and home non-invasive ventilation. He is a founding member of DAANA Mentorship Committee and serves on various other DAANA Committees.
Location: Dallas, TX Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Sleep Medicine Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine Affiliations: American Medical Association, American College of Chest Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. M Taruj Ali is from the 1990 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Sleep Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at Pulmonary Associates of Richmond. Dr. Ali also practices at Henrico Doctors Hospital. He is married to Dilshad Ali and they have three children. Taruj likes traveling, biking, nature, swimming, cricket, and spending time with family and friends.
Location: Richmond, VA
Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences Hyderabad, India
Residency: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center – Columbia University
Fellowship: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center – Columbia University
Board Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine
American Medical Association
Richmond Academy of Medicine
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Medical Society of Virginia
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (life member)
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine
Affiliations: American Medical Association, American College of Chest Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Noorani is from the 1994 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Psychiatry and is an Attending Psychiatrist at Allegheny Health Network System Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He specializes in Psychosomatic Medicine and Transplant Psychiatry. He is married to fellow DCMS alumnus Dr. Juwaria Baig and they have two children, Salwa 7, and Ammar 5. Dr. Noorani enjoys traveling, music, nature, and playing cricket. One of Dr. Noorani’s life mottos is, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow”.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Graduate training: Masters in Public Health, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL Residency: Bergen Regional Medical Center, New Haven, CT Fellowship: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Dr. Mujahid Ali Syed is a mental health specialist who has devoted his life to the betterment of humanity through his professional, philanthropic, and community service in White Rock, British Columbia. Dr. Syed trained in India, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Dr. Syed is a qualified specialist in psychiatry and a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is working as a consultant psychiatrist and addiction specialist and heads the department for mental health and substance use at the White Rock MHC & Peace Arch hospital. He holds an academic appointment as a clinical lecturer at the University of British Columbia. He is also a fellow of the International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine.
Dr. Syed’s professional activities extend locally, nationally, and internationally. Having worked with diverse populations on three continents, and eloquence of many languages, Dr. Syed has a keen understanding of the cultural and linguistic nuances that are essential for establishing rapport with people of diverse backgrounds from all age groups. He is active with educational programs and as part of the scientific committee for ICPA, organized well-acclaimed CME programs with International speakers. For the UBC Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Syed is a site director for the Postgraduate education program at Peace Arch hospital.
Dr. Syed strongly believes in the ethos of educating and empowering the poor. Dr. Syed’s leadership role in the governance and stewardship of non-governmental organizations and professional associations has been exemplary. He is a co-founder and honorary CEO of Care Educational Societies, co-founder and vice president of Step to Humanity, founding Board of director for Deccan Alumni Association of North America(DAANA), secretary of Indo-Canadian Psychiatric Association (ICPA), and on the executive board as a community representative for British Columbia Psychiatric Association (BCPA).
Hafiz Baseer Qazi, M.D, is from the 1996 batch of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Prior to medical school he completed his hifz from IIE (Institute of Islamic Education, Elgin) and was the first student of this institute. He is a practicing medical physician specializing in the field of gastroenterology. In addition to gastroenterology his focus includes education and currently he is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago) and the associate program director of the gastroenterology fellowship at Advocate Lutheran General hospital.
Currently he is also involved with enhancing the educational experience and overall functioning of the Sacred Link hifz program at Islamic foundation school. He is married to Dr. Dania Mehmood Qazi and has 4 children. He enjoys traveling, playing volleyball and is passionate about volunteer work to improve the community around us.
My motto is, “keep it simple”.
Location: Chicago, Illinois Medical education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Internal Medicine Residency, Chief resident, Gastroenterology Fellowship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL Faculty appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL Associate Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL Board certification: ABIM board certified in Gastroenterology Affiliations: Member, American College of Gastroenterology
Dolly is from the 1986 class of DCMS. Board-certified Physiatrist and working as Medical Director of Neurorehab unit and Medical Director of Subacute unit at Marianjoy. Interests include Stroke and Brain injury rehab, Resident education and EMG’s.
Location: Naperville, IL Practice: Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Wheaton, IL Residency: Mount Sinai NY PGY1 Marianjoy Rehab Hospital : PMR residency Board certifications: Board certified in PMR Hospice and Palliative Medicine Subspecialty certified in TBI AANEM Diplomate Affiliations: AAPMR AANEM AMA
Dr. Mohammad Sajed is the medical director of stroke and neurocritical care at Edward Hospital, Edward Neurosciences Institute, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, in Naperville, IL. The Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation offers world-class stroke care for patients who suffer strokes or have other neurological disorders.
Dr. Sajed is board certified in neurocritical care, neurology, vascular neurology (stroke), and headache medicine.
Dr. Sajed earned his medical degree from the Deccan College of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at Seton Hall University and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ, neurology residency at Seton Hall and the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute in Edison, NJ, and fellowship in stroke and critical care neurology at Michigan State University and Sparrow Hospital in East Lansing, Michigan,
Dr. Sajed was the director of stroke and neurocritical care at the Swedish-American Hospital in Rockford, and the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, where he was an assistant professor. He also was director of the stroke and neurocritical care at Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, and on the medical staff of Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, division of neurology, stroke and critical care neurology.
Dr. Sajed is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Stroke Association/American Heart Association (AHA), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and Neurocritical Care Society.
Dr. Sajed also is one of the founding board members of the IL State Neurological Society and also CMMA, Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance.
Dr. Sajed likes to work with refugees and had gone on a medical mission to Bangladesh to help Rohingya Refugees and also likes to help new graduates and college students with research and rotations in his NeuroICU at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL.
Dr. Afshan Khan is an alumnus of the 96 batches of DCMS. She completed her elementary, and middle school education at St Ann’s High School in Hyderabad and her intermediate education at St Ann’s Junior College. Afshan started with postgraduate training in Psychiatry at Guy’s and St. Thomas hospital and finished her senior house officer training at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. She moved to the United States in 2006 and while in California did research work on Autism at UC Davis. She started her psychiatry training with an internship at Maine Medical Center and finished off with a Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at UTSW, Austin. After a 5 year stint as inpatient director for a 40-bed inpatient unit, she now owns an outpatient practice with a primary focus on a holistic approach towards mental illness. She is keenly involved in Integrative Psychiatry and is due to start a Fellowship in July 2020. Experiencing medicine on three different continents and three different states makes her understanding quite broad and a great patient advocate. Her passion for children and women empowerment has her involved in nonprofit organizations like Connecther and Girl Scouts. She loves to travel and be a glorified chauffeur to her 3 daughters.
Location : Austin, Texas Medical Education : Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Residency : Psychiatry SHO training, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Internship, Maine Medical Center Psychiatry: University of Southwestern, Dallas
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship: University of Southwestern, Austin Board Certification: Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry
Board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Affiliations : APS
Dr. Aparna Reddy Mahakala is an 1989 batch DCMS alumnus. She is a Board Certified Endocrinologist and has her private practice clinic in Atlanta where she manages complex diabetic patients and treats diverse hormonal and metabolic dysfunctions. She is the director of the weight management program where she focuses on reducing obesity. She is also an assistant director of the research program in her clinic.
She is passionate about cooking, traveling, playing, and watching different sports. She likes to listen to music and enjoys dancing and learning to play sitar.
Her ambition in life is to live to the best of her abilities and to be able to serve humbly and always open to receiving any suggestions and providing help to the alumni.
Location: Atlanta, GA Residency: Internal Medicine – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Fellowship: Endocrinology and Diabetes: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Affiliations: Fellow of the American College of Clinical Endocrinology
Member of the American Diabetic Association Member of Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage
Dr. Khan is from the 1998 Batch of DCMS. He is currently an academic adult neurologist/epileptologist at Ochsner Neurosciences Institute, Ochsner Health in New Orleans, LA. His academic appointments include EEG fellowship program director, section head for The International Center for Epilepsy, section head for The McCasland Family Comprehensive Headache Center at Ochsner Health; and associate professor at Ochsner Clinical School/the University of Queensland, New Orleans, LA. He is passionate about clinical research, medical education, and healthcare innovation. He serves as an advisor for several healthcare start-ups. Dr. Khan has been a member of DAANA since its inception. He has serves on the CME, Grant Review, and Mentorship committees for DAANA. Outside work he enjoys traveling with his wife and 3 kids, portrait photography, hiking, skiing, and all-season camping.
Location: New Orleans, LA Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Board Certifications : American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Adult Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Clinical Neurophysiology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Epilepsy United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Headache Medicine Affiliations : American Medical Association International Headache Society American Headache Society American Clinical Neurophysiology Society American Epilepsy Society
Dr. Shaista Safder is an alumnus of the 1995 batch of DCMS. She has lived in the United States since 2001. Dr. Safder MD FAAP, serves as Director of the Pediatric GI Motility Laboratory and Director of the Healthy Lifestyle Program at the Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition at the Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Florida State University, and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, as well as a Pediatric Gastroenterology Attending at the Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition. She currently serves as the chair of the pediatric obesity committee with the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her research interests include motility disorders, allergic gastro enteropathies, defecation disorders, obesity medicine, and medical education.
She and her husband call Florida home and are enjoying raising their two kids in the Sunny state. She loves to travel, have good food, and time spent with loved ones. Her faith and her family ground her and impact every decision she makes. She hopes to serve in her role on the Board of Directors with humility, honesty, and humanity.
Location: Florida, USA Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India Residency: Pediatrics – Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia -Chief Resident Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric gastroenterology, and Diplomate of the American board of obesity medicine.
Dr. Shariff is an Endocrinologist with a focus on endocrine disease in cancer patients specifically immune-related endocrine toxicities. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She completed her graduate medical training at Deccan College of Medical Sciences followed by an Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University and a fellowship in Endocrinology at Duke University School of Medicine. She has been a faculty at Duke since 2017.
Over the last few years as a clinical endocrinologist and faculty at Duke, Dr. Shariff has developed collaborations with oncologists and established expertise in managing endocrine toxicities from immunotherapy. This is a new field in endocrinology with a small number of experts nationally. As part of her work, she works in tandem with oncologists and other sub-specialists to develop management protocols, and streamline clinical care in complex oncology patients. She serves as the Associate Director for the Multi-Disciplinary Toxicity Program at the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy at Duke Cancer Institute. In addition, she is the founding Director for the Duke Endo-Oncology Program which is uniquely positioned to streamline care for cancer patients with new and pre-existing endocrine diseases. Apart from her clinical work, she strongly believes in the creative use of technology to enhance educational opportunities for learners. She produces and hosts a medical podcast series called CheckpointNOW that attracts audiences from around the world.
Apart from work she enjoys exploring cultures through food and travel. She is an art and fitness enthusiast and enjoys time with her kids and husband.
Location: Durham, North Carolina Training: East Carolina University/ Brody School of Medicine Duke University School of Medicine Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine Associate Director, Multi-Disciplinary Toxicity Program, Duke Cancer Institute Affiliations : Endocrine Society American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
Dr. Mohammed Shakeel Ur Rehman, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Position: Director, Hospital Medicine Prime Physicians 5808 Callaway Lane Fort Smith, AR 72916
Graduate Training: 7/2004 – 6/2007 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) 4301 W.Markham St. Little Rock, AR 7220 Licensure:Arkansas State Medical Board. Education: 07/2004 – 06/2007 the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) 4301 W.Markham St. Little Rock, AR. 6/2007 10 / 1993 – 05 / 1998 Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Hyderabad, India. Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 11 / 1999 07 / 1991 – 06 / 1993 St. Alphonsa’s Junior College. Hyderabad, India. Major: Botany, Zoology, and Physics & Chemistry. Board of Intermediate Education (B.I.E), 06 / 1993
Memberships in Honorary/Professional Societies: Member of the American Medical Association (AMA), Member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Member of Western Arkansas River Valley Medical Reserve Corps (WARVMRC),
Volunteer Experience: 09/1/2005 – 10/4/2005 – Fort Chaffee Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Care Volunteer Physician Worked as a volunteer physician at the medical clinic for Katrina evacuees organized by Western Arkansas River Valley Medical Reserve Corps (WARVMRC), Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.
Dr.Altaf Aman is a Hospitalist at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL & at Northwestern Medicine in Huntley, IL. He’s based out of Chicago, IL. After finishing medical school in DCMS, he did an internship in general surgery at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and then FM residency at the LSU in Shreveport Monroe Program and has been a Hospitalist since then at different hospitals.
Dr.Aman volunteers at the Hayat Clinic for the underprivileged in the Chicago area and has been on a medical mission overseas to help the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He has been on the mentorship committee associated with DAANA and has held the position of chair for the mentorship program.
He’s among the Editors of the medical school magazine, Odyssey, whose second Edition was published in 2018 at the mega union in Chicago. He held an exhibition of his photographs taken from his phone in Hyderabad and raised close to 1.8 lacs which was donated to DAANA to be used for charitable causes.
Dr.Aman loves to hold events and was part of the DAANA Global Mega Reunion in Chicago in 2018 and the DAANA Chicago get-together in 2021.
Dr.Aman is an active member of SHM ( Society of Hospital Medicine ) and the AMA ( American Medical Association) In his free time, he loves to travel and is passionate about it and leaves no opportunity in taking pictures from his I phone.
Dr. Raza Khan is from the 1984 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He works as a hospitalist in Allina Health System in Minneapolis, MN. He used to work in Duluth, MN where he was an Adjunct Associate Professor at UMD and also the CME Director. He also attended Physician Leadership College at St. Thomas University. He has a clinical interest in peri-operative care and a research interest in alcohol withdrawal. He is settled in Minneapolis with his wife, three children, and a grandchild.
Location: Minneapolis, MN Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Residency: University of North Dakota Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine Affiliations: American Medical Association
Dr. Qutub Khan is from the 1992 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Khan is President & CEO of Riverside Nephrology Physicians Inc. He is also the Medical Director of Van Buren Dialysis Center in Riverside, CA.
Location: Riverside, CA Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Residency: University of Southern California Fellowship: University of California – Irvine
Affiliations: American Medical Association Renal Physician Association Riverside County Medical Association
Dr Aijaz Khan is from the 1988 batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Family Practice with added qualification in Emergency Medicine. His clinical interests include Emergency Medicine ultrasound, trauma and access to urgent care for the uninsured and indigent population. He currently works as an ER Physician in Dallas, Texas.
Location: Dallas, TX Residency: John Peter Smith Family Practice Residency Program, Fort Worth, TX Fellowship: University of Tennessee Emergency Residency Program, Knoxville, TN Board Certification: American Board of Family Practice
Dr. Yasmin Ansari is from the 1990 batch of DCMS. She is a board certified geriatrician and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Her clinical interests include palliative medicine and care of the elderly and under-insured population.
Location: Portland, Oregon Residency: Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ Fellowship: Geriatric fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, OR Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine – Geriatric Medicine Affiliations:
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Geriatric Society
Dr. Jabeen Taj is an alumnus of the 1997 Batch of DCMS. She did her elementary and middle school education in Sharjah, U.A.E before moving to Hyderabad, India for higher secondary education. Her intermediate (pre-med) education was at St. Ann’s Junior College for Women in Hyderabad. At the time, she was interested in studying Genetics but admission to Deccan College of Medical Sciences got her interested in the epidemiology of diseases and Internal Medicine. After completing her residency in Internal Medicine, her interest in cardiology led her to the University of Iowa where her primary clinical duties were as a cardiovascular hospitalist. Working closely with advanced heart failure and transplant/VAD patients, she decided to pursue a fellowship in supportive care/palliative medicine and is now leading the cardiac palliative care program at Emory. Her research interests include the management of non-classic symptoms of heart failure, embedded clinic models of supportive care for advanced heart failure patients in the outpatient setting, and population health.
Dr. Taj enjoys spending time with family, adventure sports, and traveling. She is an avid reader and enjoys classic literature.
Location: Atlanta, GA Medical education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Internal Medicine Residency: St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA Faculty appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor – Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Clinical Assistant Professor – Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Medical Director – Cardiac Palliative Care, Emory University Hospital Board certification:
ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine
ABMS – HPM (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) Affiliations:
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American College of Physicians
Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Dr. Farha Ikramuddin is an alumnus of the 85 batches of DCMS.
She completed her elementary and middle school education at The Indian Embassy School in Jeddah KSA. She graduated her high school at St Georges Girls Grammar school in Hyderabad, completing her intermediate education at Stanley Girls College.
Dr. Farha started with Internal Medicine at UPMC Pittsburgh, but a holistic approach to patients piqued her interest in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Following completing her residency in PM&R, she was invited back to academia by her Chair to lead the inpatient unit. Her practice involves Neurological Rehabilitation, with a special focus on spasticity leading to her outpatient clinics in Botox for migraine headaches and spasticity following stroke.
Her research interests are in stem cells as a treatment modality following the initial stroke, and rehabilitative approaches to ameliorate neural plasticity
Being part of ‘The emerging Physician Leadership program’, peaked interest in administration, and she completed “A Master of Health Administration”. As such, her career has taken a turn to administration. She is currently the Medical Director of Neurosciences for Neurology, Neurosurgery, Endocrinology, and PM&R.
Location: Deephaven, Minnesota Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences Residency: Internal Medicine: University of Pittsburgh Center
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: UPMC and University of Minnesota Further Education :
Masters of Health Administration, Carlson School of Management Faculty Appointments :
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Medical Director of Neurosciences, Clinics and Surgery Center
Site Director for the PM&R Residency Program Board Certification :
Board Certification in PM&R Affiliations :
Dr. Ismail Shakaib is from the 1993 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is in private practice as a Nephrologist in Chicago, IL with Northwest Healthcare Associates. Dr. Shakaib graduated in the top 3% of his Medical School Class and has been practicing since 2004. His special interests include Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, and ESRD.
Location: Chicago, IL Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India Residency: Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL Fellowship: University of Chicago, IL Affiliations: American Medical Association
Deccan Alumni Association of North America (DAANA) is an alumni association for graduates of Deccan College of Medical Sciences (DCMS), Hyderabad, Telangana, India.