|Dr. Pravin Togadia|
|Pravin Togadia, 2008|
|Born||1956 (age 57–58)
Amreli, Gujarat, India
|Political party||Vishva Hindu Parishad|
|Profession||Activist Social Work Oncologist (Cancer Surgeon)|
Dr Pravin Togadia (born 1956) is an Indian doctor and advocate for Hindu nationalism. He is the International Working President of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP). He is a cancer surgeon by profession.
He studied medicine, got a bachelor's degree (MBBS) in medicine followed by a master's degree (MS) in Surgical Oncology. He practised as a surgeon for fourteen years, and established a small hospital, Dhanvantri Hospital, in Ahmedabad. He gave up active practice to get involved in full-time activism.
Praveen Togadia was arrested in April 2003 after distributing tridents to Bajrang Dal activists in Ajmer defying ban and prohibitory orders. In 2008, his party had donated Rs. 10 lakh to the families that were effected after 2008 Bihar flood. On August 2013, he has stated that VHP members will campaign towards ending discrimination in India. Praveen Togadia was arrested in August 2013 from Ayodhya along with other VHP leaders by the Uttar Pradesh Police before the planned 'Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra' that was banned over fears of communal flareup.
- "India - Togadia may be deprived of medical degree". The Milli Gazette. 28 May 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- Togadia defies ban, distributes tridents,The Hindu
- "Praveen Togadia, Ashok Singhal among 1,700 arrested VHP inagurates yatra". dna. 25 August 2013.