Jaiveer Agarwal
Born24 September 1930
Died16 November 2009 (aged 79)
Known forResearch in Ophthalmology
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Scientific career
FieldsMedicine & Ophthalmology

Jaiveer Agarwal (24 September 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an Indian ophthalmologist[1] and founder of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital. He was the recipient of the Padma Bhushan for medicine from then President of India A P J Abdul Kalam in March 2006.[2]


Jaiveer Agarwal was born to the Sikh family of Dr. R.S. Agarwal. He married Tahira, who was also an ophthalmologist. The couple went to Madras, where they set up a small clinic. They had a daughter and a son.[citation needed]

The Agarwals screened and operated on thousands of villages and campaigned for eye donations to treat corneal blindness, and correcting refractive errors among schoolchildren.[citation needed]

Tahira Agarwal died in April 2009 and Jaiveer died on 16 November 2009.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 17 November 2009. Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine