Madhya Pradesh CM garlands portrait of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Rai

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the birth anniversary of doctor and freedom fighter and Bharat Ratna awardee Dr Bidhan Chandra Rai paid homage here today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan garlanded the portrait of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Rai at the Chief Minister’s residence. It is noteworthy to mention that his birthday, July 1, is celebrated as ‘Doctor’s Day’ in India.

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Rai was born on July 1, 1882 in Bankipur, Patna. He was a doctor and freedom fighter. Shri Bidhan Chandra Rai is considered the architect of modern West Bengal. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year 1961.

Dr. Rai had a prominent place among the doctors of the world. He was elected a Fellow of the ‘Royal Society of Medicine’ in 1909, ‘Royal Society of Tropical Medicine’ in 1925 and ‘American Society of Chest Physicians’ in 1940. Dr. Rai established ‘Yadavpur Rajyakshma Hospital’ in the year 1923 and his major contribution was also in the establishment of ‘Chittaranjan Sewa Sadan’. Dr. Rai died on July 1, 1962. His date of birth and date of death are both on July 1.