SARBADHIKARI, B.A., M.D., C.I.E., Lt. Col., I.M.S. (1866-1921)
Renowned Surgeon, Founder Bengal Ambulance Corps (WW II), Co-founder of Carmichael (R G Kar) Hospital, Calcutta with Dr. Radha Gobinda Kar and Sir Nilratan Sarkar. Member Calcutta University Senate & Syndicate, resident 79/1 Amherst Street (now Raja Rammohan Sarani), Calcutta. Father of Late Dr. Kanak Chandra (1910-1970), grandfather of Dr. Dipak Ranjan and great grandfather of Suman and Ayan Kishore Sarbadhikari.
Suresh Prasad was the son of late Brigadier, Rai Bahadur Dr. Surya Coomar Sarbadhikari (1832-1904), surgeon who served during the Sepoy Mutiny and resident of of 53 Wellington Street, Calcutta.
BENGAL AMBULANCE CORPS
Published in the English Newspaper
THE NEW EMPIRE AUGUST 15, 1923
Late Col. Sureshprasad Sarbadhikari
George V (1910-1936)
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India
King's Appreciation Of His War Work
It is with melancholy pleasure that the numerous friends of the late Col. Sureshprasad Sarbadhikari will learn that his invaluable
service in the war found recognition and appreciation at Royalty's hands.
As the father of Bengal Ambulance Corps which gave such excellent account of itself in Mesopotamia in the early dark days of the war when medical organization there was at its worst, Col. Sarbadhikari well earned his country's thanks and those of the Government. This movement led to formation of the second Ambulance Corps and of the Bengali Double Company, the Bengali Regiment, the Calcutta University Corps and ultimately of the Territorial Forces.
Of all the movements he was the life and soul. As pioneer of the revival of military spirit and training in Bengal, Col. Sarbadhikari's
place in the country's annals will indeed be high.
His representatives have just received the belated information officially, that Col. Sarbadhikari was mentioned in the "London Gazette" dated the 28th July 1919 "for valuable services in connection with the war and that the Right Hon'ble the Secretary of State for War has been commanded by the King to record His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered.
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Wikipedia
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SURESH PRASAD BARBADHIKARI, B.A., M.D., C.I.E.,
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Carmichael Medical College, Calcutta.
DR. SURESH PRASAD SARBADHIKARI, one of the most
eminent Indian surgeons, died on March 10th, 1921, in. his 55th year. The son of a well known physician of Calcutta, lhe was educated at the Calcutta Medical
College, and graduated M.B. of Calcutta University in
1888, and M.D. two years later. After serving for two
years as house-surgeon at the Mayo Hospital, Calcutta, he went into private practice and quickly made a name
as a surgeon, being one of the pioneers of ovariotomy in
India. He was a vice-president of the first Indian
Medical Congress in 1894, and was one of the Indian
representatives at the International Medical Congress in
London. A member of the Calcutta University Senate,
he was a university examiner in surgery, and professor of
clinical surgery at the Carmichael College. During the
war Dr. Sarbadhikari organized the Bengal Ambulance
Corps, which did good work in Mesopotamia; he was
awarded the C.I.E., and was. appointed an honorary lieutenant-colonel in the I.M.S. He had a large share
in the establishment of Carmichael Medical College; he
was a member of the British Medical Association,
Br Med J. Jun 11, 1921; 1(3154): 878.