Doctors are saviours; hence, many consider them as next to God for their noble work.

To acknowledge their contribution to the society, July 1 is being celebrated as Doctor's Day in India.

The first Doctor's Day was celebrated by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on July 1, 1991.

July 1 happens to be the birth anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

A renowned physician and the second chief minister of West Bengal.

He was also an educationist, social worker and freedom fighter.

He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1961. July 1 thus being celebrated as Doctor's Day.

Doctor's Day as a tribute to Roy's contribution to the health sector.

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