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Famous Physicians from India

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List of notable or famous physicians from India, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in India and even some popular physicians who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from India is included when available.

List features Deepak Chopra, Aditi Gowitrikar and more.

This historic physicians from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from India?" These prominent physicians of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian physicians.

Use this list of renowned Indian physicians to discover some new physicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (45 items)


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    A. G. K. Gokhale

    Dr A. G. K. Gokhale is an Indian Cardiac Surgeon at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad. He is known for being the first to perform a successful human-to-human heart transplant and first successful lung transplant in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He worked at ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Vijayawada, India
    • Profession: Physician, Surgeon
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    A. K. Patel is former union minister of state in Government of India. He served as minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government from 1998 to 1999. He was a senior leader of Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party. He has been representing Mehsana in the Lok Sabha since 1984.more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Politician, Physician
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    A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar

    Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar, FRCOG, FACS was an Indian educationist and physician. He was identical twin brother of Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar. He pursued his education from the prestigious Madras Christian College. He later went on to become the longest serving Vice-Chancellor of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1887-1974)
    • Profession: Physician
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    Abraham Verghese
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    Abraham Verghese is a physician-author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is also the author of three best-selling books, two memoirs and a novel. In 2011, he was elected to be a ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Africa, Ethiopia
    • Profession: Professor, Author, Physician, Writer
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    Acacio Gabriel Viegas

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    Acacio Gabriel Viegas
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    Acacio Gabriel Viegas was a medical practitioner who was credited with the discovery of the outbreak of bubonic plague in Bombay, India in 1896. His timely discovery helped saved many lives in the city and was credited with the inoculation of 18,000 residents. He was also the president of the Bombay ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1856-1933)
    • Birthplace: Arpora
    • Profession: Physician
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    Aditi Gowitrikar
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    Aditi is an actress.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Panvel, India
    • Profession: Model, Physician, Actor
    • Credits: Riddle, Badri, De Dana Dan, Kaisay Kahein ..., Dhund: The Fog, + more
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    Ajmal Ameer
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    Ajmal Ameer is an Indian film actor, who works in the Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. He has also acted in one English movie. He has won two Filmfare Awards South.more

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    • Birthplace: Aluva, India
    • Profession: Physician, Actor
    • Credits: Anjathe, The King, Racha, Karuppampatti, February 14, + more
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    Anil Aggrawal

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    Anil Aggrawal
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    Anil Aggrawal M.D. is a professor of forensic medicine at the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. He is known chiefly as the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    • Profession: Physician, Writer
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    Arastu Yar Jung

    Nawab Arastu Yar Jung was a Hyderabadi Surgeon. He became well known during late Nizam period of Hyderabad, during the early 20th century, for being chief physician and advisor to the Nizam of the time, Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, and later becoming a prominent philanthropist in what is known today as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1858-1940)
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Physician
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    Aroup Chatterjee

    Aroup Chatterjee is the author of the book Mother Teresa: The Final Verdict, a work which challenges the widespread regard of Mother Teresa as a symbol of philanthropy and selflessness. Chatterjee is a physician working in England. He has accused Mother Teresa of unfairly damaging the reputation of the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    • Profession: Author, Physician, Writer
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    Balakrishna Chintaman

    Balakrishna Chintaman was the father of Shreeram Lagoo.more

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    • Profession: Physician
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    Bhau Daji

    Bhau Daji Lad was an Indian physician, Sanskrit scholar, and an antiquary, of the Marathi community, who hailed from a little village in Goa called Parsem who later moved to Mumbai. He was born in 1822 in Mandrem, Goa.more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1822-1874)
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Physician
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    Bidhan Chandra Roy
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    Bidhan Chandra Roy, MRCP, FRCS was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal in India. He remained in his post for 14 years as an Indian National Congress candidate, from 1948 until his death in 1962. He was a highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter. Bidhan Roy is often considered the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1882-1962)
    • Birthplace: Patna district, Eurasia, Bihar, India, Patna, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Physician
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    Binayak Sen is an Indian paediatrician, public health specialist and activist. He is the national Vice-President of the People's Union for Civil Liberties. He is the recipient of several awards including the Jonathan Mann Award, the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, and the Gandhi International Peace ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Activist, Civil rights activist, Physician, Social activist
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    Binod Bihari Verma
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    Binod Bihari Verma was a Maithili littérateur by soul, medical doctor by profession and a defence officer by career. He is most noted for his pioneering work on Panjis, which are ancient genealogical charts, Maithili Karna Kayasthak Panjik Sarvekshan. He is also known for his depiction of rural poor of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1937-2003)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Bihar, India
    • Profession: Novelist, Physician, Writer
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    Chandreshwar Prasad "C P" Thakur is a current member of Rajya Sabha and Vice-President of Bhartiya Janata Party, a former minister in the Government of India,a physician and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was minister from 1999 to 2004 in the BJP government.more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Bihar, India
    • Profession: Politician, Physician
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    Debendra Pradhan

    Debendra Pradhan, born 1941, is a former minister of state of India. He served as minister of state for surface transport in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was born in Angul in Odisha and studied MBBS. He was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from Deogarh constituency .He is a member of BJP and RSS.His ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Odisha, India, East India
    • Profession: Politician, Physician
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    Deepak Chopra
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    Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the New York Times as a "controversial New-Age guru". Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, India, New Delhi
    • Profession: Public speaker, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Physician, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Little Fockers, The Love Guru, Deepak Chopra: Seven Spiritual Laws & The Crystal Cave, The Buried Secrets of M. Night Shyamalan, Deepak Chopra: The Way of the Wizard & Alchemy, + more
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    Dhrubajyoti Bora

    Dhrubajyoti Bora, a medical doctor by profession, is a Guwahati-based Assamese writer and novelist. In a literary career spanning around three decades he has published many critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction including more than twenty four books – Novels, monographs on history, ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Shillong, India
    • Profession: Physician, Writer
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    R. Kesavan Nair

    Dr R Kesavan Nair was the Professor of Surgery at Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the first Superintendent of the Medical College Hospital. He is Kerala's first civil surgeon. He along with Dr. C.O. Karunakaran was the founding fathers of the first Medical College in Kerala. Dr. Nair graduated ...more

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    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Physician
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