"There is no particular cause behind this condition and this genetic disease doesn't affect children who already suffer from it," - said Bhumkar who is a postgraduate of B. J. Medical College in Pune.
Most microtia patients often hide their condition by growing their hair and letting it lose over their ears.
"In my 30 years of experience we have carried out more than such 1000 surgeries worldwide. In Pune we have operated upon more than 100 patients who have got their hearing back along with an ear because of the corrective surgery with us," said Bhumkar.