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Subhash Bhamre -- A cancer surgeon, avid social worker, now minister

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Minister of State to Shri Shri Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Minister of State to Shri Shri Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.

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New Delhi , 05 Jul 2016

From an oncologist-surgeon to a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers, the journey has been a unique one for Subhash Bhamre, who was elected from Dhule parliamentary constituency in Maharashtra.Born in Malpur in Dhule district of Maharashtra, Bhamre was a medical practitioner before he embarked upon a political career. He was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket, and on Tuesday was sworn-in as Minister of State.Bhamre, who did his medical studies in Mumbai at Grant Medical College, J.J. Hospital and Tata Cancer Hospital, wrote a research paper on "Breast Cancer" for International Cancer Conference in Hungary.

Known for his penchant for social work, Bhamre has conducted several free medical check-up camps and free surgeries for poor patients. He has also organised public education events to create awareness about cancer and its early detection and prevention, and health awareness programmes.Bhamre is a member of the Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare apart from being a member of the Consultative Committee on the Ministry of Railways, and Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes.During his university days, he was the vice-captain of Mumbai University Chess and basketball teams.

 

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