Jal Minocher Mehta
Died(2001-10-13)13 October 2001
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Occupation(s)Medical surgeon
Social worker
Known forReconstructive surgery
Leprosy eradication program
SpouseMehru Jal Mehta
ChildrenOne son
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Jal Minocher Mehta (died 2001) was a Parsi Indian surgeon, social worker and philanthropist, known for his services for the rehabilitation of people who have leprosy.[1] He was the president of Pune District Leprosy Committee and was involved in organizing self help groups of the leprosy patients and in creating social awareness about the disease through documentaries.[2][3] He chaired the Serum Institute of India (SIIL) and sat in the Advisory Boards of Pharmabiz, Chronicle Pharmabiz and the Vienna Karl Landsteiner Institute.[4] His efforts towards the Leprosy eradication program included the management of a Leprosy Hospital and a Rehabilitation Centre in Pune.[5] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1982, for his contributions to medical science.[6] He died on 13 October 2001, succumbing to a cerebral hemorrhage at Pune,[4] survived by his wife, Mehru, a medical doctor and cancer surgeon;[7]

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  1. ^ "Philanthropist Jal Mehta Dead". The Tribune. 14 October 2001. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ Jal Minocher Mehta (January 2000). "Erfahrungen mit Selbsthilfegruppen von Menschen, die infolge von Lepra von Behinderungen betroffen sind (Mehta Cooperative Rehabilitation Model)" (PDF). Zeitschrift Behinderung und Dritte Welt. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ Dr. Jal Mehta, Vishram Revankar (1999). Neuropathic foot in leprosy. Aveer Films [for the Poona District Leprosy Committee]. OCLC 221532401.
  4. ^ a b "Padma Bhushan Dr. Jal Mehta passes away". Pharma Biz. 15 October 2001. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ "A mission is orphaned". Times of India. 15 October 2001. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Like Father, Like Daughter". Virtual Pune. 2016. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.