July 1 marks the birth, as well as the death anniversary of one of the most renowned physicians in India, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was also the second chief minister of West Bengal. He received the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, on February 4, 1961, and therefore the day is celebrated to honour the personality.
He is the only Bharat Ratna awardee - born and died on same day
Gandhi , Nehru, Tagore, Indira Gandhi, Agha Khan III, and King Mahendra of Nepal- all these personalities were treated by or were patients of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.*