# A Tribute: One Rupee Doctor #

Friends,

I have started one new category in my Blog titled AAJ MAINE PADHA (I read today) along with my present 7 categories such as Life Style, motivation, Story, Poetry, Infotainment, Me & my art,  and Sansmaran (Memoir).

Whenever I read something special that touches my heart, I want to share it with you all. Today I found such a story.

Yes, I have read about such a great man. By profession, he was a doctor. People respect him like God and called him One Rupee Doctor , because he was known for treating patients for nearly 60 years at Re 1 per visit,  

It is a fact that in the field of the medical profession doctors are changing hefty fees from the patients.  In the midst of today’s expensive medical treatment, giving a medical treatment by a doctor for a fee of one rupee seems like a dream.

Yes, He has made some principles in his life which he never compromises in his whole life.

Suffering from kidney disease

  He himself was suffering from kidney disease. Despite that, he was serving the poor uninterrupted for the last 60 years., He used to see about 150 patients daily.

But they could not carry forward this mission because they lost the battle of their own life on 26 July 2022, at the age of 84.

Dr. Sushovan Banerjee was an Indian physician and politician from Bolpur, West Bengal. He did his graduation from R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, and did his PG degree in Pathology from Calcutta University. Then he moved to London for a diploma in Hematology.

One Rupee Doctor

Doctor and Politician

We should know about him, and I am sure their contribution to society will inspire all of us.

  • After completing his studies in Calcutta and London, Banerjee joined the Pearson Memorial Hospital of Visva-Bharati as a doctor and served there for around 18 years, treating Rabindrasangeet maestros Kanika Bandyopadhyay and Santideb Ghosh and sculptor Ramkinkar Baij, among others.
  • He was also very close to former President Pranab Mukherjee and a member of Visva-Bharati’s executive council as the nominee of the President for over two decades.
  • The doctor was a prominent Congress leader in the district and was elected to the Assembly from Bolpur in a 1984 by-poll. He left the Congress to join Trinamul when Mamata formed her party in 1998 but left the party in a few years to re-join the Congress. However, he wasn’t active in politics in his sunset years.
  • He was known for treating patients for nearly 60 years at Re 1 per visit. In 2020, and found a place in the Guinness World Records for treating the maximum number of patients

The Padma Shri for his contribution in the field of medicine


Conferred Padam Shri

He was conferred with the Padma Shri for his contribution in the field of medicine. In the same year, his name found a place in the Guinness World Records for treating the maximum number of patients.

It was only during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic that he had to shut down his clinic for a few days. Soon after the situation improved, he resumed his medical service.

PADMA SHRI Sushovan Banerjee, known as ‘One Rupee Doctor,’ passed away on Tuesday. The 80-year-old was suffering from kidney ailments and was admitted to a hospital in Durgapur. Recently, he was shifted to a hospital in Kolkata where he breathed his last.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Banerjee’s death. “Dr. Sushovan Bandyopadhyay epitomized the best of the human spirit. He will be remembered as a kind and large-hearted person who cured many people. I recall my interaction with him at the Padma Awards ceremony. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted.

Sad to know of the demise of benevolent doctor Sushovan Bandopadhyay. The famed one-rupee-doctor of Birbhum was known for his public-spirited philanthropy, and I express my sincerest condolences,” tweeted Mamata.

He was like a father figure in Birbhum. We lost someone who was a banyan tree that gave us shelter in crisis….” said Chandranath Sinha, a minister, and Trinamul MLA from Bolpur.

Yes, He was known for treating needy people free of cost, or just for token money of just one Rupee fee.

A kind and large-hearted person

We pay tribute to the kind-hearted person Dr, Sushovan Banerjee.

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21 replies

  1. Remarkable! Thinks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for a great info about the physician of this era who treats the needy that too at the cost of one rupee. He is a marvelous human being. 🙏🎉

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  3. I had read about him somewhere. So sorry to hear that he passed away!

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  4. Beautiful sharing!!
    Also, love the sketch 🙂

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  5. There are angels who choose to be human to serve humanity ! I have tears in my eyes. World is alive because of this kind of divine persons.

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  6. We need more such doctors now!

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  7. भगवान उनकी आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करे। देश के लिए अपूरणीय क्षति।

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  8. Good information about one rupee doctor Dr Sushovan Banerjee. There are more Samaritans in our society.He has performed his noble profession for the cause of people. My tribute to him.

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