Dr S. Muthuraman: Has Richard Gere got a doppelganger in South India?
Photo credit: Umesh Prasad

In most of the mythologies of the world (including Indian mythology), there is an idea that ‘in the world there are seven similar people’. Called doppelgängers, they are biologically unrelated look-alike, or a double, of a living person. 

Richard Gere, the famed Hollywood actor and a practicing Buddhist, it seems, has one in Srivilliputhur town in Tamil Nadu state in Southern India.  


Meet Dr S. Muthuraman, a general dental practitioner (GDP) based in Srivilliputhur.  

He looks very much like younger Richard Gere in forties. But the similarities end there.  

Unlike Richard Gere, Dr S. Muthuraman is a Chennai educated dentist who lives and works in the local community as a general dental practitioner (GDP). A great medical mind with a penchant for perfection, Muthuraman is an accomplished dentist well respected and admired in his town of Srivilliputhur famous for Andal temple.  

It is said that everyone has a doppelganger; somewhere out there, that is replica of you in appearance. There are several such documented examples.  




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