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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.

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A. G. K. Gokhale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from India
A. G. K. Gokhale age 58 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 ...more

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A. K. Patel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 87 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 ...more

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A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Died at 87 (1887-1974) 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 ...more

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Abraham Verghese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 63 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. ...more

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Acacio Gabriel Viegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Acacio Gabriel Viegas Died at 77 (1856-1933) 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 ...more

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Aditi Gowitrikar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 43 Aditi is an actress.

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Ajmal Ameer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from India
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.

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Anil Aggrawal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Anil Aggrawal age 61 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 ...more

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Arastu Yar Jung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Arastu Yar Jung Died at 82 (1858-1940) 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 ...more

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Aroup Chatterjee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from India
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. ...more

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Balakrishna Chintaman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Balakrishna Chintaman Balakrishna Chintaman was the father of Shreeram Lagoo.

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Bhau Daji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Bhau Daji Died at 52 (1822-1874) 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 ...more

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Bidhan Chandra Roy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Died at 80 (1882-1962) 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 ...more

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Binayak Sen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 68 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 ...more

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Binod Bihari Verma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Died at 66 (1937-2003) 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 ...more

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C. P. Thakur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 86 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 ...more

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Debendra Pradhan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Debendra Pradhan age 77 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 ...more

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 70 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 ...more

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Dhrubajyoti Bora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Dhrubajyoti Bora age 62 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 ...more

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R. Kesavan Nair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from India
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 ...more

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Dr. Manikanda Prabhu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Dr. Manikanda Prabhu Manikanda Prabhu is the son of Senthil.

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Fathullah Shirazi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Fathullah Shirazi, 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 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Died 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.

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Irfan Khan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Irfan Khan Irfan Khan is a Unani doctor who was captured in July 2005 on suspicion that he was involved in the July 5th, 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack in Ayodhya. Khan was described, by The Tribune as the ...more

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Jasbir Singh Bajaj is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Jasbir Singh Bajaj Jasbir Singh Bajaj is a noted Indian physician specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

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K. Srinath Reddy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Physicians from India
K. Srinath Reddy K. Srinath Reddy is the president of the Public Health Foundation of India and the World Heart Federation.

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Kedar Joshi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Kedar Joshi age 39

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Kota Seetha Rama Anjaneyulu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Kota Seetha Rama Anjaneyulu Kota Seetha Rama Anjaneyulu was a physician and the father of Srinivasa Rao Kota.

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Leena Mahotra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Leena Mahotra

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Bhagvat Singh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Died at 79 (1865-1944) Bhagvatsingh Sahib was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Gondal from 1869 till his death in 1944, in whose reign the state was raised to 11-gun salute state. He was the only Maharaja ...more

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Muhamed Haneef is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 38 Muhamed Haneef is an Indian born doctor who was falsely accused of aiding terrorists, and left Australia upon cancellation of his visa amid great political controversy. Haneef was arrested on 2 ...more

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Nelliate C. Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Nelliate C. Shyamalan Nelliate C. Shyamalan is the father of M. Night Shyamalan and a physician.

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Nihar Ranjan Gupta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Died at 75 (1911-1986) Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta was an Indian dermatologist and a popular Bengali novelist. He is the creator of the fictional detective character Kiriti Roy.

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P. Namperumalsamy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Physicians from India
P. Namperumalsamy Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy is an Indian ophthalmologist who specializes in diabetic retinopathy. He is also a retina-vitreous expert. Namperumalsamy is currently the chairman of Aravind Eye ...more

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Paul Antony is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 56 Paul Antony is Executive Director of Global Health Progress and the Chief Medical Officer for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America serving as PhRMA’s principal advocate on ...more

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Sharan Patil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Sharan Patil age 52 Sharan Shivraj Patil is an Indian philanthropist and orthopaedic surgeon.

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Sudi Devanesen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 75 Sudarshan Devanesen, CM, is an Indian-Canadian family physician and educator, public health activist, and member of the Order of Canada. Devanesen studied at Bishop Cotton Boys' School in ...more

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Sushruta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Physicians from India

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T. M. Nair is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Physicians from India
T. M. Nair Died at 51 (1868-1919) Taravath Madhavan Nair was an Indian politician and political activist of the Self-Respect Movement from the Madras Presidency. He founded the Justice Party along with Theagaroya Chetty and C. ...more

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T. S. S. Rajan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Physicians from India
T. S. S. Rajan Died at 73 (1880-1953) Tiruvengimalai Sesha Sundara Rajan was an Indian doctor, politician and freedom-fighter who served the Minister of Public Health and Religious Endowments in the Madras Presidency from 1937 to ...more

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T. S. Soundram is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Physicians from India
T. S. Soundram Died at 80 (1904-1984) T. S. Soundaram Ramachandran Indian physician, social reformer and politician was the daughter of T. V. Sundaram Iyengar,the founder of T V Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Limited, popularly known as ...more

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Umar Alisha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 52 Umar Alisha is the 9th peetadhipathi of Sri Viswa Viznana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham. He became head of this 541-year old institution on 9 September 1989, succeeding his father, Mohiddin Badusha ...more

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Upendranath Brahmachari is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Died at 73 (1873-1946) Rai Bahadur Sir Upendranath Brahmachari was an Indian scientist and a leading medical practitioner of his time. He synthesised Urea Stibamine in 1922 and determined that it was an effective ...more

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Vasant Lad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Physicians from India
Vasant Lad age 75 Vasant Dattatray Lad is an American author, Ayurvedic physician, professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lad is the author of numerous articles and many ...more

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Zakir Naik is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Physicians from India
age 52 Zakir Naik is an Indian public speaker on the subject of Islam and comparative religion. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation, He is sometimes referred to as a ...more