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I met Dr. Suraj Prakash first when he came to Lahore to join the King Edward Medical College after topping in F.Sc. (Medical) in Delhi, in the late thirties. The relationship was cemented by common affiliations and shared joys as well as dangers - particularly of the partition days when we were virtually carrying rewards on our heads and every evening a stock needed to be taken of who, if any, were with us in the morning but had failed to return! His exemplary capacity to keep his calm in difficult times was matched only by his medical skill and his patience.


He is likely to be remembered more for the society he established and built up-Bharat Vikas Parishad. He conceived it as an Indian version of the Rotary or Lion's Club, a movement to provide indigenous roots for rootless elite - the 'koi hai' type snobs who remind one of Macaulay's pronounced aim of English education. Now the Parishad has grown into an All-India body which organises many service-oriented projects, the latest being gifting artificial limbs to handicapped people.

Heading an All-India network, he had the usual lot of disappointments and dejections from people who talk in tones but practice in gram. He would often share with me the seamy side of life but never withdrew into the cocoon of inaction. How badly I will miss him!

                                   - Dr. Bhai Mahavir

Dr. Suraj Prakash, the founder Secretary General of BVP, was an institution in himself. My long association with him since early days of the organisation is memorable. His initial field of making members of BVP consisted of his colleague doctors and the patients that came to him for treatment. Dr. would treat his patients as family members even not charging consultation fees from some of them and would treat in general with humour.

During his tour to distant places, sometimes I would accompany him. This was one of his salient quality to promote confidence in his nearest colleague members. Once at a Railway Station, he took something to eat. I asked the doctor, why he was taking this which he would prohibit others to take. The doctor said, "Prakash, when you are out at a distant place, take whatever is available, otherwise you will starve". During his tour at one place, a member asked the doctor." Dr. you don't do Pooja or go to temple whereas you talk of Bhartiya Sanskriti. The doctor replied, "Bharat Mata is my temple and my every breath goes to her worship by nourishing the great organization BVP".

BVP was top priority in Dr. Suraj Prakash's life. After finishing Parishad work at Doctor's house/office, I would generally accompany him to his clinic in Paharganj. There I could see long queue of patients waiting patiently for the doctor who was sometime late by two hours according to his schedule time. That shows an utmost trust that the people reposed in the medical man.

- Prakash Chandra

Dr. Suraj Prakash Gupta was an apostle of truth and sacrifice and engaged in the service of poor & needy persons without any hitch & fear. He was a great Karma Yogi being a truthful person believing in Bhartiya Sanskriti.

He did not believe in pomp & show and was the follower of "Simple Living & High Thinking" and always cherished the same as motto of the Parishad and also was preaching to the members of Bharat Vikas Parishad that functions should be simple but elegant, for elegance can be achieved without expensive & gaudy display.

He observed discipline & punctuality in his life and had always said: "Punctuality is the expressive symbol of intrinsic culture, self-discipline and high sense of responsibility which should be the hallmark of everyone who wants to be counted among the elite. Bharat Vikas Parishad being the most elitist of all socio-cultural organisations is expected to take the lead in observing discipline and punctuality not only in our organisational work but also in our own private life" 

 - Anand Prakash Gupta


राष्ट्र समर्पित  डॉ. सूरज प्रकाश (pdf) Selected Writings of Dr. Suraj Prakash Potraits of Dr. Suraj Prakash Profiles of elected Office Bearers 

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