Residing in a small town near Dehradun, Padma Shri awardee Dr Yogi Aeron has helped thousands his selfless and price-less care

The list of unsung heroes who were honoured and awarded with the Padma Shri was much appreciated by the people of India for its diversity. The fourth highest civilian award was given to the recipients in the capital by honourable President Shri Ram Nath Kovind. One of the most notable names amongst
the awardees was that of Dr Yogi Aeron, from Malsi near Dehradun in Uttarakhand.

Apart from the award, Dr Aeron, a plastic surgeon, is the recipient of the love and adoration of thousands of patients and their families who have been treated by him for free. It has been Dr Aeron’s life mission to help patients who are unable to bear the costs of surgery. He has been treating patients suffering from disfiguration and burns since the past 25 years. This generous octogenarian has a long waiting list as underprivileged patients queue up to be treated by the doctor who doesn’t charge them fees. He has the support of doctors in the US and of a number of NGOs.

Image courtesy: www.padmaawards.gov.in

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