Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday garlanded the picture of freedom fighter and eminent physician Bidhan Chandra Roy in the CM residence hall and reminisced him. The Chief Minister also recalled his achievements. Today is the birth anniversary and death anniversary of Dr. Roy. His birth anniversary is celebrated as National Doctor’s Day.
Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on July 1, 1882 in Bankipur, Bihar. He was a skilled physician and freedom fighter. He is considered the architect of modern West Bengal. For his great achievements in the fields of politics and medicine and for the great services rendered to the country, he was awarded the most prestigious award of the nation “Bharat Ratna” in the year 1961.
Dr. Roy held a prominent place among the doctors of the world. Initially in the country, he earned reputation as a physician to leaders like Pt. Motilal Nehru and the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. He used to make the diagnosis and determine treatment of the disease by looking at the face of the patient. Due to his born skills, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in the year 1909 and of the “American Society of Chest Physicians” in 1940. The services rendered by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy at the time of famine in Bengal are unforgettable. Dr Roy passed away on 1 July 1962.