Smile Pinki - A documentary on his work and that of his hospital, has received Oscar award in its section. The film has also been shown in various film festivals and being liked tremendously. The documentary has been shown all over the world and has been one of the most viewd medical documentaries.
In 2013, he and his patient Pinki, were invited to Wimbledon final match, where Pinki did the coin toss.
His center is considered a center of excellence in cleft and he regularly receives MCh trainees and visitors not only from India but also from other countries. He treats 80% of his patients free with help from NGOs.
His center has done more than 35,000 free cleft surgeries which is by far the highest done by any center in the world.
Because of his tremendous work, Varanasi is now called Cleft Capital of the world. His work has been widely covered in national and international media-‘The Week’ named him one of the 30 pearls of India.
He has started a big genetic research in cleft along with Center of Genetic Disorder of BHU. This is the biggest genetic research on cleft in India.