Khushdeva Singh
Patiala, Punjab, India
Known forTreatment of tuberculosis
AwardsPadma Shri

Khushdeva Singh (1902–1985) was an Indian physician and social worker, known for his contributions towards the treatment of tuberculosis in India.[1] Born in Patiala in the Indian state of Punjab, he served at the Hardinge Sanatorium, Dharampur in Himachal Pradesh[2] for most of his service.[1] He was the founder of the Lepers' Welfare Society, Patiala for the rehabilitation of leprosy patients of the region.[3] Reports credit him as a humanist with a secular vision; he was known to have treated several Muslims during the Partition of India.[2][4][5] He is the author of the books In Dedication[6][7] and Love is Stronger Than Hate.[8] In 1957, the Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award, for his service to the nation.[9] The Padma Shri Dr. Khushdeva Singh Hospital for Chest Diseases in Patiala is named after him.[10][11]

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  1. ^ a b Raghunath Rai (2014). Themes in Indian History. VK Global Publications. ISBN 9789350584248.
  2. ^ a b Rajmohan Gandhi (1999). Revenge and Reconciliation. Penguin Books India. p. 463. ISBN 9780140290455.
  3. ^ Rotary International (April 1965). "The Rotarian". The Rotarian. 106 (4): 72. ISSN 0035-838X.
  4. ^ "Insaniyat amidst insanity - Some recollections of 1947". The Tribune. India. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. ^ Yasmin Khan (2007). The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan. Yale University Press. p. 251. ISBN 9780300120783. Dr. Khushdeva Singh.
  6. ^ Khushdeva Singh, Dr. (1968). In Dedication - 1. Jain Co. Booksellers, Patiala. p. 76.
  7. ^ Khushdeva Singh, Dr. (1974). In Dedication - 2. Guru Nanak Mission, Patiala. p. 92.
  8. ^ Khushdeva Singh (1973). Love is Stronger Than Hate: A Remembrance of 1947. Guru Nanak Mission, Patiala. p. 117.
  9. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Padma Shri Dr. Khushdeva Singh Hospital for Chest Diseases". 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Isithackday". Isithackday. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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