140 Doctors in a Family

Sabharwal Family

140 Doctors in a Family

Delhi’s Sabharwal family has got the rare distinction of being the only family where every single member is a doctor for the past five generations. It started with their great grandfather “Lala Jeevanmal Sabharwal” who was a station master in Lahore. One day, he heard Mahatma Gandhi  talking about health and education. Being inspired, he decided to build a hospital. He then insisted that all his four sons should study medicine and his family produced  the first doctor,  Dr Bodhraj. Dr Bodhraj then decided that every subsequent generation had to study medicine. And every son had to marry a doctor. The family moved to Delhi and opened five more hospitals, each bearing the name Jeevan.