Dr. Yudhvir Singh
Founder of Delhi Homoeopathic Medical Association (DHMA)
Dr. Yudhvir Singh, the founder of Delhi Homoeopathic Medical Association, was born on 11th July 1897 at Jaipur.
He started practicing homoeopathy at the age of 23 and worked for its development till his last breath. Simultaneously, he was also a veteran freedom fighter. Since then and almost for 60 years he occupied a Central figure not only in Delhi, but also at the International level in the field of Homoeopathy.
In 1928, a homoeopathic charitable trust was formed in his name which is now running 12 charitable homoeopathic dispensaries mainly located amidst the economically weaker sections of Delhi.
In 1952 Dr. Yudhvir Singh was elected as a Member of the newly formed Legislative Assembly and became the Health and Labour Minister of Delhi. He improved the services of the hospitals and made special arrangements for the treatment of the poor. He brought the Delhi Homoeopathic Act in 1956.
The foundation stone of the Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College in Delhi was laid by the then Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Sushil Nayyar, on August 22nd 1963. The OPD wing was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister, late Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri on May 6, 1964. The college was started by Dr Yudhvir’s charitable trust, which was later on taken over by the Delhi Administration. The construction of the building was started on a two and half acres of land purchased from Government with a capital investment of Rs. 11 Lakh.
Also, he was one of the founders of the Delhi Public Library and remained as President of the Governing body till his death. He was President of Delhi Nashabandi Samiti ,Chairman of the Delhi Branch of the Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh, President of Delhi Homoeopathic Board member of Central Council of Homoeopathy and President of the All- India Homoeopathic Medical Association, Chairman of the Reception Committee, International Homoeopathic Congress.
He worked for the betterment of people and was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1977 for his multiple social activities. He wrote regular columns on Homoeopathy in leading newspapers.
On 18th June 1983 the noble soul left for his heavenly abode.