Mehta, Amolak Ram (1894-1996)
Mehta, Amolak Ram
India--Birth control activists
Amolak Ram Mehta (1894-1986) was a Western-trained public health physician who served as India's Minister of Health.
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He joined the Indian Health Department in 1921. In 1923 he studied public health and tropical medicine in Europe and the United States for two years. From 1931 to 1937 Dr. Mehta was organizing secretary of the King George Thanksgiving Fund Committee, established to fight tuberculosis. In 1947, Dr. Mehta became director of public health of the East Punjab in independent India.
“Obituary”, The New York Times, July 29, 1986