J. M. Pahwa
Born4 July 1922
OccupationOphthalmic surgeon
AwardsPadma Shri
NAB Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwalla Memorial Award

Jagdish Mitra Pahwa (1922-2001) was an Indian ophthalmologist, social worker and a specialist in Retinal Detachment and Photocoagulation who was reported to have conducted several charitable eye camps[1] in India.[2] Born on 4 July 1922 in Multan in the erstwhile British India (now in Pakistan),[3] he graduated in medicine from the King Edward Medical University, Lahore.[4] He was a 1969 elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences[5] and a recipient of the NAB Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwalla Memorial Award from the National Association for the Blind (India) in 1944.[6] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri in 1973.[7]


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