Satya Paul Agarwal
Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Medical
Location : Nakodar, Punjab, India
Dr. Satya Paul Agarwal is an Indian neurosurgeon, academician and public health administrator. He is the incumbent Secretary General of the Indian Red Cross Society. The Government of India honoured him in 2010, with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, for his services to the fields of medicine and public health. He was born in Nakodar,Punjab, India. Dr Agarwal was a renowned neurosurgeon, academician and public health administrator. He had been the Secretary General of the Indian Red Cross Society since 2005 and was the Chair of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Advisory Body on Sustainable Development and Health. Past high offices include Director General of Health Services, Government of India from 1996 to 2005. Dr Agarwal was also the President of Tuberculosis Association of India.Â
As public health administrator, he played a pivotal role in the execution of various disaster relief operations and control of disease outbreaks/epidemics. Dr Agarwal was a prolific writer and has authored and edited several books. In recognition of his dedicated service to the nation, Dr Agarwal had received the Life Time Achievement Award for TB 2005, the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award for "Eminent Medical Person"Â in 2002, and was conferred with a D.Sc., by Panjab University in 2007, as well as the Henry Dunant Medal Ã¢?? the highest honour bestowed by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for the work following the 2004 tsunami.