Bhalchandra Babaji Dikshit

भालचंद्र बाबाजी दीक्षित
Born7 September 1902
Died1977 (aged 74–75)
NationalityBritish India (1902 - 1947)
Dominion of India (1947 - 1950)
India (1950 - 1977)
Alma materUniversity of Bombay (M.B.B.S)
University of Calcutta (D.P.H)
University of Edinburgh (Ph.D)
Known forFirst Director of AIIMS, New Delhi
AwardsPadma Bhushan (1965)

Bhalchandra Babaji Dikshit FRCP (7 September 1902 - 1977) was an Indian physician and pharmacologist. He was the first director of AIIMS, New Delhi.[1] He obtained an M.B.B.S. in 1925 from Bombay University and a D.P.H. from Calcutta University in 1925. He gained both an M.R.C.P.E. in 1933 and a Ph.D. in 1934 from the University of Edinburgh.[2]

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian honour of India by the President of India, in 1965.[3]


  1. ^ Bijlani, R.L. "Professor Bhalchandra Babaji Dikshit (1902-1977)". AIIMS, New Delhi. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  2. ^ Dikshit, B. B. (1934). "Action of drugs on the central nervous system with special reference to acetyl choline". ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2014.