Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis - Gave his life to help China.This young doctor born on 10th October 1910 in Solaphur, Maharashtra, had the distinction of being deputed in 1938 during the 2nd Sino-Japanse War. He worked tirelessly treating the wound soldiers for which China honoured him with the Director of Dr.Bethune Hospital. Sadly, the stressful work for five years (sometimes he used to work for 3 days at a stretch) took a toll on his life and he died on 9th December 1942.
he's buried in the Heroes yard and a statute of Dr.Kotnis is still in Shijiazhuang, China.
The Chinese government right from their founding father Moa Tse-Tung in 1942 to this year, 2017) have been honouring Dr.Kotnis consistently
Both India (1993) and China(1982) have issued postal stamps of this great man, who died at a young age of just 32 years but is still honoured as a symbol of Indo-China friendship.