Famous Indian General Practitioners

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Reita Faria
(Indian Physician and Former Model Who Was the Winner of the Miss World 1966 Pageant)
Reita Faria
Birthdate: August 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Reita Faria is an Indian physician and former beauty queen. She is best known for winning the Miss World pageant in 1966 and thereby becoming the first woman of Asian origin to win the contest. Reita Faria is also the first qualified physician to win the Miss World title. Reita Faria declined several acting offers to focus on her career as a physician.

Y S Rajasekhara Reddy
Birthdate: July 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pulivendula, India
Died: September 2, 2009

Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, once the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, India, was known for his commitment to farmers. A qualified doctor, he initially worked as a medical officer and launched a hospital, too. He died in a tragic helicopter crash in the Nallamala Hills, along with 4 others on board.

Bidhan Chandra Roy
(Political Leader, Physician)
Bidhan Chandra Roy
Birthdate: July 1, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bankipore
Died: July 1, 1962

Bidhan Chandra Roy was an Indian educationist, physician, statesman, philanthropist, and freedom fighter. Widely regarded as the chief designer of modern West Bengal, Roy founded several institutions and four cities in the state. He also served as West Bengal's chief minister from 1948 to 1962. In 1961, Bidhan Chandra Roy was honored with India's highest civilian award, The Bharat Ratna.

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Bhasha Mukherjee
Birthdate: November 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Born in Kolkata, India, Bhasha Mukherjee moved to England as a 9-year-old kid. She later not only acquired a medical degree but also won the Miss England 2019 pageant, and later represented England at the Miss World contest. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, she returned to medical practice.

Dr. Sharmila
Dr. Sharmila
Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: India

Dr. Sharmila is an Indian physician and actress best known for her work in the late-night TV show Puthira Punithama which featured Indian psychiatrist and sexologist N. Mathrubootham during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Sharmila's popularity increased in 2000 when she was cast to play interesting roles in acclaimed director K. Balachander's TV series, Jannal-Marabu Kavithaigal and Irandaam Chanakyan.   

Hakim Ajmal Khan
(Physician, Politician)
Hakim Ajmal Khan
Birthdate: February 11, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: December 29, 1927

Hakim Ajmal Khan was an Indian physician best remembered for co-founding the popular Jamia Millia Islamia University, which is currently located in New Delhi. He is also credited with establishing another institution named Tibbia College in Delhi. Hakim Ajmal Khan also took part in important pre-independent movements, such as the Khilafat movement.

Upendranath Brahmachari
Birthdate: December 19, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamalpur
Died: February 6, 1946

The son of an East Indian Railways physician, leading Indian scientist and doctor Upendranath Brahmachari was the first to use Urea-Stibamine as a treatment for Kala-azar. Apart from winning honors such as the knighthood and the title of Rai Bahadur, he was also nominated for the Nobel Prize twice.

Suresh Amonkar
Suresh Amonkar
Birthdate: May 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amona, Goa, India
Died: July 6, 2020

Suresh Amonkar was an Indian politician and qualified doctor best remembered for his work in political parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party and Goa Suraksha Manch. From 1999 to 2000, Amonkar served as the Minister of Health, Labour & Employment, and Social Welfare. He died in 2020 from complications due to the novel coronavirus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in India.

Jitendra Nath Pande
Birthdate: June 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shikohabad, India
Died: May 23, 2020

Jitendra Nath Pande was an Indian pulmonologist remembered for his association with the All India Institute of Medical Studies where he worked as a professor, apart from serving as the Head of Medicine. He was also associated with Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science & Research where he worked as a senior consultant. Pande was awarded the Padma Shri in 2021.