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Jasbir Singh Bajaj Padma Vibhushan Awarded In 2009

 
Jasbir Singh Bajaj

Jasbir Singh Bajaj

Award Name : Padma Vibhushan

Year of Award : 2009

Award for : Medical

Location : Verka, Punjab, India

 

Jasbir Singh Bajaj is an Indian Physician and Diabetologist has been conferred with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest, for his outstanding contribution to the medical sciences and research besides efforts to improve the healthcare delivery system, by President of India Pratibha Patil. Earlier he was decorated with the Padma Shri in 1981 and the Padma Bhushan in 1982. He is the first Punjabi and only the ninth person in the country to receive the award for services in the field of medicine and research. He has served earlier as member(health) of the Planning Commission with the rank of Minister of state in 1991-98. He joined the AIIMS faculty in 1966 and in 1979 was appointed professor and head of medicine. He was appointed honorary physician to the President of India during 1977-1982 and again from 1987 to 1992. He was also consultant physician to the Prime minister from 1991 to 1996. He specializes in endocrinology and was honoured by the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden when, at the time of its 175th anniversary celebration in 1985, Doctorate in Medicine was conferred upon him. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London as well as of Edinburgh, and of the National Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also a founder fellow of the Indian College of Physicians.

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