Doctor Day celebrated in honour of Bidhan Chandra Roy

Doctor Day is celebrated today on 1st July in all over India. Doctor’s Day is celebrated in honour of Bidhan Chandra Roy, a legendary physician and second chief minister of West Bengal. He was born and died on July 1 of 1882 and 1962 respectively.

Dr B C Roy passed away on July 1, 1962 incidentally on his birthday. Thus July 1st was considered an appropriate day to be designated as Doctors’ Day- a tribute to Dr B C Roy and the entire medical profession.

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