Bidhan Chandra Roy

1882 - 1962

Bidhan Chandra Roy

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 West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962. Bidhan Roy is often considered the Maker of Modern West Bengal due to his key role in the founding of several institutions and five eminent cities, Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar and Habra. He is one of the few people in history to have obtained F.R.C.S. and M.R.C.P. degrees simultaneously. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bidhan Chandra Roy has received more than 633,558 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 393rd most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Bidhan Chandra Roy ranks 392 out of 438Before him are Ron Wyatt, Henri Dutrochet, Friedrich Robert Faehlmann, Philip Showalter Hench, William Stewart Halsted, and Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel. After him are Astley Cooper, Ferdinand von Mueller, Ernest Starling, Robert Knox, Joshua Pim, and Ruth Pfau.

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Among people born in 1882, Bidhan Chandra Roy ranks 153Before him are Giorgio Abetti, Margaret Dumont, Amelita Galli-Curci, George Bancroft, Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius, and Seán T. O'Kelly. After him are Willem Elsschot, Ossip Bernstein, Jim Lightbody, Karel Domin, Rockwell Kent, and Ivan Olbracht. Among people deceased in 1962, Bidhan Chandra Roy ranks 111Before him are Ramón Pérez de Ayala, Fred Pentland, Luigi Carnera, Manolis Kalomiris, John Rimmer, and Louis Raymond. After him are Willis H. O'Brien, Philippe Cattiau, Ossip Bernstein, Roger Ducret, Paul Götz, and Otto Froitzheim.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bidhan Chandra Roy ranks 365 out of 848Before him are Nutan (1936), Suriya (1975), H. D. Deve Gowda (1933), Telesphore Toppo (1939), Kumar Sanu (1957), and Ramananda (1400). After him are Fauja Singh (1911), Vyjayanthimala Bali (1936), Rajinikanth (1950), Sabu Dastagir (1924), Shakuntala Devi (1929), and Satya Nadella (1967).


Among physicians born in India, Bidhan Chandra Roy ranks 3Before him are Ronald Ross (1857) and Sushruta (-620). After him are Kadambini Ganguly (null).

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