In India, the National Doctors' Day is celebrated on the birthday of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (and death day) on 1st July every year. He was born on 1st July, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, M.R.C.P., F.R.C.S. was a legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal.
He is one of the few people who completed both F.R.C.S. and M.R.C.P. simultaneously within only two years and three months. He was President of Indian Medical Association and Chairman of Medical Council of India and was awarded Bharat Ratna on 4th February 1961, India's highest civilian honour.
Tamilnadu Postal Circle issued a Special Cover to mark Doctor's Day on 1st July 2014 at Chennai.