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.