Munishwar Chandar Dawar
Born16 January 1946
Other namesTwenty Rupees Doctor
Known forphysician
AwardsPadma Shri (2023)

Munishwar Chandar Dawar (born 16 January 1946) is an Indian physician . He is known for treating needy people for twenty rupees. In 2023, he has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government for his contribution in the field of medicine.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Dawar was born on 16 January 1946 in Punjab, India. After the partition of India and Pakistan, he moved to Jalandhar in Punjab. His schooling was in Jalandhar. He completed his MBBS from Jabalpur in 1967.[3]


Dawar started his career in 1971 by joining the Army as a doctor during the Indo-Pak war. In 1972, he started his practice in Jabalpur and he charged rupees two. In March 2022, he increased his fee to twenty rupees.[4][5]



  1. ^ "Padma Shri awardee doctor MC Dawar treats patients for Just Rs 20 in Madhya Pradesh". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  2. ^ "Madhya Pradesh doctor who treats people for Rs 20 gets Padma Shri honour". India Today. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  3. ^ a b "Jabalpur doctor MC Dawar who treats people for just Rs 20 conferred with Padma Shri | Bhopal News - Times of India". The Times of India. ANI. Jan 26, 2023. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  4. ^ "Meet Dr MC Dawar Madhya Pradesh Doctor Who Treats People For Rs 20 Conferred With Padma Shri". Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  5. ^ "Madhya Pradesh doctor who treats patients for ₹20 honoured with Padma Shri". Hindustan Times. 2023-01-26. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  6. ^ जबलपुर, अजय त्रिपाठी. "20 रुपए में इलाज करने वाले डॉ. एमसी डावर को पद्मश्री सम्मान, 1971 के जंग में दे चुके हैं सेवा". ABP News (in Hindi). Retrieved 2023-01-27.