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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 famous Indian doctors like, 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.
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    BirthplaceVijayawada, India

    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...  more
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    A. K. Patel is a former union minister of state in Government of India. He served as Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government from 1998 to 1999. He was a...  more
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    Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar, FRCOG, FACS (14 October 1887 – 15 April 1974) was an Indian educationist and physician. He was the identical younger twin brother of Sir Arcot...  more
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    Abraham Verghese

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceAddis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Abraham Verghese (born 1955) is an American physician, author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of...  more
  • 5

    Acacio Gabriel Viegas

    Age: 165


    Acacio Gabriel Viegas (1 April 1856—1933) 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...  more
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    BirthplacePanvel, India

    Aditi Govitrikar (born 14 May 1972) is an Indian model, actress and a doctor. From 1997 until 2004, Dr. Govitrikar remains the only Indian supermodel with the both medical doctor and psychologist...  more
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    Ajmal Ameer is an Indian film actor and physician, 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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    Anil Aggrawal

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Anil Aggrawal is a professor of forensic medicine at the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. He is known chiefly for his online journal, Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic...  more
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    Arastu Yar Jung

    Dec. at 81 (1858-1940)


    Nawab Arastu Yar Jung (10 June 1858 – 25 March 1940)(Arabic: نواب أرسطو يار جنك) was a Hyderabadi Surgeon. He became well known during late Nizam period of Hyderabad, during the early 20th century,...  more
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    Aroup Chatterjee

    Aroup Chatterjee (born 23 June 1958) is a British Indian author and physician. He was born in Calcutta, and moved to the United Kingdom in 1985. He is the author of the book Mother Teresa: The Untold...  more
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    Balakrishna Chintaman

    Balakrishna Chintaman was the father of Shreeram Lagoo....
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    Bhau Daji

    Age: 199


    Bhau Daji Lad (Ramachandra Vitthal Lad) (1824–74) was an Indian physician, Sanskrit scholar, and an antiquary, of the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community, who hailed from a village in Goa called Mandrem...  more
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    Bidhan Chandra Roy

    Dec. at 80 (1882-1962)


    Bidhan Chandra Roy MD DSc MRCP, FRCS; (1 July 1882 – 1 July 1962) was an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and politician who served as the Chief Minister of...  more
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    He is the recipient of several awards including the Jonathan Mann Award, the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, and the Gandhi International Peace Award. He has been convicted for sedition by a...  more
  • 15

    Binod Bihari Verma

    Dec. at 65 (1937-2003)

    BirthplaceBihar, India

    Binod Bihari Verma (1937–2003) was a Maithili writer, doctor and member of the military. He is most noted for his pioneering work on Panjis, which are ancient genealogical charts, Maithili Karna...  more
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    BirthplaceEurasia, Bihar, India

    Chandreshwar Prasad "C P" Thakur (born 3 September 1931) is a current member of Rajya Sabha, a former minister in the Government of India, a physician and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was...  more
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    Debendra Pradhan

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceEurasia, Odisha, India, East India

    Debendra Pradhan (Odia language:ଦେବେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ) born 1997, is a former minister of state of India. He served as minister of state for surface transport in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Deepak Chopra (; Hindi: [d̪iːpək tʃoːpraː]; born October 22, 1946) is an Indian-born American author and alternative medicine advocate. A prominent figure in the New Age movement, his books and...  more

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    Dhrubajyoti Bora

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceShillong, India

    Dhrubajyoti Bora (a.k.a. Dhruba Jyoti Borah) (Assamese: ধ্ৰুৱজ্যোতি বৰা), a medical doctor by profession, is a Guwahati-based Assamese writer and novelist. In a literary career spanning around three...  more
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    R. Kesavan Nair

    Dr R Kesavan Nair (valia 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...  more
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    Dr. Manikanda Prabhu

    Manikanda Prabhu is the son of Senthil....
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    Fathullah Shirazi (c. 1582), sometimes referred to as Amir Fathullah Shirazi, was a Persian-Indian polymath—a scholar, Islamic jurist, finance minister, mechanical engineer, inventor, mathematician,...  more
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    Gautam Goswami

    Dec. at 43 (1966-2009)
    Gautam Goswami was an Indian civil servant of 1991-batch from Bihar cadre, who had faced allegations of corruption. He was also a medical doctor and a gold medalist....  more
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    Irfan Khan

    On 5 July 2005, five terrorists attacked the makeshift Ram temple at the site of destroyed Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India. All five were shot dead in the ensuing gunfight with the Central Reserve...  more
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    Jasbir Singh Bajaj

    Jasbir Singh Bajaj is a noted Indian physician specializing in the treatment of diabetes....  more