Dr. Mohsin Wali
The President, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on March 23, 2007.jpg
Born (1953-11-28) 28 November 1953 (age 70)
Alma materGanesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur University
Years activeSince 1970
Known forPhysician to the President of India
SpouseFarrukh Naaz
ChildrenAmmar Khan, Sana Khan, Aamir Khan and Asif Khan
Parent(s)Mehboob Subhani
Alia Wali
AwardsPadma Shri

Mohsin Wali is an Indian cardiologist and a former honorary physician to R. Venkataraman and Shankar Dayal Sharma and the serving physician to Pranab Mukherjee.[1] His first assignment as a physician to the President of India was with R. Venkataraman, at the age of 33, making him the youngest physician to serve an Indian President.[2] He is the only physician to have served three Presidents of India. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to Indian medicine.[3]


Mohsin Wali was born in Bijnor, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, to Mehboob Subhani and Alia Wali couple, on 28 November 1953. After graduating in science from Aligarh Muslim University in 1970, he graduated in medicine from Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College and followed it up with a post graduate degree from the Kanpur University in 1979. In 1975, he joined Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital, Kanpur as a resident physician and after one year, he was promoted as a senior registrar and tutor, a post he held till the completion of his post graduation in 1979. He joined GB Pant Hospital in 1980 as a medical officer for a one-year stint and moved to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (formerly Willingdon Hospital) in 1981 as a member of faculty and served the institution till 1990, the same year as he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Moscow University.[citation needed] In 2014, he also secured a master's degree on business administration (MBA) in Health Care Services from Sikkim Manipal University.[1]

In 1990, Wali was appointed as the honorary physician to R. Venkataraman, the eighth President of India, at the age of 33, the youngest physician to receive the honour.[4] He also served as an advisor to Surat Medical Trust concurrently. When Shankar Dayal Sharma became the President of India, Wali had a second opportunity to serve an Indian President. He is also the honorary physician to Pranab Mukherjee, the incumbent President, thus becoming the first physician to serve three Indian Presidents,[5] and is a member of the State delegation during Presidential visits.[6] He is a patron of the Accident Relief Society, New Delhi and the Minority Development and Protection Foundation[7] and a nodal officer for Aids Control, under the President's Estate.[citation needed] He is a member of the Maternity and Welfare Division of the Indian Red Cross and a former editorial board member of the Indian Heart Journal. He is a fellow of the International College of Nutrition and a member of the organizations such as New York Academy of Sciences, National Society of Geriatrics, National Society for the Prevention of Blindness and Cardiological Society of India.[citation needed] He is also associated with Qnet, as a member of their Scientific Advisory Board[8] and has contributed chapters to medical texts.[9]

Wali, who is reported to have contributed to the introduction of geriatric medicine in India,[8] is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as the World Health Organization.[1] The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2007.[3]


Personal life

Wali is married to Farukh Naaz, who is philanthropist, social worker, and an alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim University, and the couple has three sons and one daughter.[10][11]


  1. ^ a b c "Dr Mohsin Wali- Physician to the President of India completes his MBA Degree from SMU-DE at 61". Sikkim Manipal University. 14 September 2014. Archived from the original on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Radio Dwarka News". Chat Show. Radio Dwarka. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Prez's doc recalls days at GSVM". Times of India. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Men & Women In News". Milligazette. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  6. ^ "'Public' visit of the President" (PDF). Government of India. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Minority Development & Protection Foundation". Minority Development & Protection Foundation. 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b "QNET Scientific Advisory Board". Business for Home. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  9. ^ Matthew R. Weir; Edgar V. Lerma, eds. (2014). Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension. Springer. p. 257. ISBN 9781493919826.
  10. ^ "Farrukh Naaz - a woman of many facets". The Rahnuma Daily. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  11. ^ "കൊഴുപ്പ് മുഴുവനും ഉപേക്ഷിക്കാന്‍ പറയുന്ന ഒരു ഡയറ്റ് പ്ലാനും വിശ്വസിക്കരുതെന്ന്‌ ഡോ. മൊഹ്‌സിന്‍ വാലി". Deshabhimani (in Malayalam). Retrieved 27 October 2021.

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