Dr CP Thakur’s A Journey of Hope and Belief is the story of a man born into a simple farming family, in a village in North Bihar. His childhood was marred by recurrent fevers that kept him homebound for months together. He was in high school when the disease was finally diagnosed as Kala-azar. Undeterred, he went on to study medicine and did his MRCP from both London and Edinburg. Back in India, he made a name for himself as a remarkable doctor and scientist. His pioneering research in the field of Kala-azar earned him recognition the world over, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from WHO. In 1984, he embarked on a new journey in public life when he was elected a Member of Parliament from Patna and continues to serve the people whole heartedly even today.