Krishna Mohan Pathi
Born (1939-09-06) 6 September 1939 (age 83)
Sukunda village, Ganjam district, Odisha,India
EducationMBBS, MS
Alma materSrirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital
Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital
OccupationOrthopedic surgeon
OrganizationBharadwaj Gurukul Ashram
Known forTreating the poor patients for free of cost
AwardsPadma Shri, 2021

Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi (born 6 September, 1939) is an Indian orthopedic surgeon from Odisha, India, who is known for his work in Odisha's tribal areas. He treats the poor for free of cost.[1] He is the founder of Bharadwaj Gurukul Ashram, a charitable organization that helps the poor and needy with medical treatment for the last three decades, as of 2021. On January 26, 2021, the Government of India conferred him India's fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri.[2][3]

He was born on September 6, 1939 (Krishna Janmashtami), in Sukunda village near Berhampur in Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha.[4] He holds an MBBS from S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital. Later, he did his MS from England. As a Commonwealth Medical Fellow, he went to England in 1972 and worked at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Later, Pathi returned to India and worked in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla and Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital, Brahmapur. When he was retired, he returned to his home village and started serving the poor for free. For over 30 years, he has been conducting bone marrow tests of the underprivileged. He has established a charitable organization called Bharadwaj Gurukul Ashram.[5]


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  1. ^ a b Patnaik, Sunil (August 19, 2010). "Doctor heals poverty cut - For three decades, Pathi has been treating people free of cost". Telegraph India.
  2. ^ "Meet 81-Year-Old Dr Krishna Mohan Pathi Who Is Treating Poor Free Of Cost". Outlook India. January 29, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Panigrahy, Sisir (January 28, 2021). "2021 Padma Awards: Odisha's octogenarian doctor Dr Krishna Mohan Pathi is healing the poor for free". New Indian Express.
  4. ^ "ଚାଲିଛି, ଥକିନି". (in Odia). Prameya. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Doctor, Padma Shri Awardee, Messiah For the Poor: Who is Odisha's Krishna Mohan Pathi?". News 18. January 29, 2021.
  6. ^ Limca Book of Records, 1990, Sciences and Medicine section, Page 87-88