Dr Harmandeep Bhatia becomes first Sikh doctor to be honoured for national, international service
Gurdaspur, January 30: A wave of pride and happiness washed over Punjab's Gurdaspur as Dr Harmandeep Singh Bhatia became the state's first Sikh doctor to be honoured in London for his social work.
Dr Bhatia, a heart disease specialist in London, has been in the UK for 12 years. During the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of India's independence, held at Parliament in London, he received the honour from Barbaha Vikram on behalf of the King of the British Empire for performing excellent medical services in social work.
The United Kingdom honours several figures from various countries. Only 75 prominent individuals who came to study were selected.
Dr Harmandeep Singh received his primary education at Sri Guru Harikrishna Public School in Amritsar and his MBBS from Sri Guru Ramdas Medical College in Amritsar.
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He did his MD and received his FRCP (Fellow Royal College of Physicians) degree from London.
His father, Dr Balcharanjit Singh Bhatia, is a well-known surgeon and Honorary Secretary of the Local Management Committee of the Sikh National College-Kadies, as well as a well-known social worker.
- PTC NEWS