Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chuckerbutty
Surjo Kumar Chakraborty (ca 1826, Kanaksar – 29 September 1874, Kensington) was one of the earliest Indians to practice modern medicine.
He was the first Indian to join the Indian Medical Service.
He discarded a symbol of his religion after entering a particular professional institution. A regional entrepreneur Dwarkanath Tagore, partially sponsored the travel and education in abroad . He later changed his religion to Christianity, and added the last name of one of his teachers ( Professor Goodeve) to his own name. This conversion was even reported in a medical journal.
His grave can be found in Kensall Green Cemetery in West London. His name is in the register but incorrectly entered as "Soomar Goodeve Chuckerbutty".
- P. C. Sen Gupta (1970). "Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chuckerbutty: the first Indian contributor to modern medical science". Med Hist. 14 (2): 183–191. PMC 1034039. PMID 4914687.
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