Fillip Technologies wishes our lifesavers and doctors a very happy National Doctors’ Day. On this occasion let’s introduce you to the personality who kept the foundation of doctors in our country. It’s 1st July, National Doctor’s Day and the birthday of legendary physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr B.C had also served as 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962.
Dr B.C Roy was an eminent personality and his qualities and love for his people made him special. An eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and politician, Dr B.C Roy is considered the Maker of Modern West Bengal. He played a significant role in laying the foundation of several institutions and five eminent cities, Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar and Habra. He is one among few people in history to have obtained F.R.C.S. and M.R.C.P. degrees simultaneously. A Bharat Ratna awardee, Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on 1 July 1882 at Bankipore, Patna, Bihar.
Bidhan completed his matriculation from Patna Collegiate School in 1897, obtained his I.A. degree from Presidency College, Calcutta and B.A. from Patna College with Honors in Mathematics. After completing his graduation in mathematics, he applied for admission to the IIEST formerly BESU and the Calcutta Medical College. Dr B. C Roy left Patna in June 1901 to join the Calcutta Medical College.
With an intention to enrol himself at St Bartholomew’s Hospital to pursue postgraduate study in medicine, Bidhan sailed to England in February 1909. After being rejected 30 times, Dr B.C Roy finally got admission and he completed his post-graduation. In May 1911 accomplished the rare feat of becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons simultaneously. He returned home from England in 1911.