Traditional Medicine Practitioner

  • 28 May 2024

On May 27th May, 2024, Hemchand Manjhi, a traditional medicine practitioner from Chhattisgarh popularly known as Vaidyaraj, announced to return his Padma Shri award after receiving threats from Naxalites. Manjhi is renowned for his stellar work in a remote village.

Key Points

  • Manjhi was honoured with the Padma Shri for his work in April 2024.
  • He has been doing traditional health care since the age of 15-20 years.
  • People come from every corner of the country for treatment of incurable disease