Medicine Baba

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Omkar Nath Sharma, also known as the Medicine Baba, is a retired hospital technician from New Delhi who collects unused medicines from people and distributes them to the poor free of charge. He started collecting medicine after witnessing of a construction accident in 2008, where many injured victims did not receive enough medication. To collect leftover medicine, he daily walks 5 miles in the streets of New Delhi.[1]

Sharma manages to collect medicines of worth 5 lac per month.[citation needed] Sharma retired in 2008 after being a victim of Delhi Metro bridge collapse in Laxmi Nagar. He then saw two of the victims dying because of not having money for buying the needed medicines.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Buncombe, Andrew (2012-02-27). "Omkar Nath: India's medicine man". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 

2. The ‘Medicine Baba’ Goes Door to Door By Abu Zafar

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