Jaiveer Agarwal

Jaiveer Agarwal
Born 24 September 1930
Died 16 November 2009 (aged 79)
Residence Chennai
Nationality Indian
Citizenship India
Known for Research in Ophthalmology
Awards Padma Bhushan
Scientific career
Fields Medicine & Ophthalmology

Jaiveer Agarwal (24 September 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an Indian ophthalmologist[1] and founder of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital. He was the recipient of the Padma Bhushan for medicine from then President of India A P J Abdul Kalam in March 2006.[2]


Jaiveer Agarwal was born to Dr. R.S. Agarwal. He married Tahira, who was also an ophthalmologist. The couple went to Madras, where they set up a small clinic. They had a daughter and a son.

The Agarwals screened and operated on thousands of villages and campaigned for eye donations to treat corneal blindness, and correcting refractive errors among schoolchildren.

Tahira Agarwal died in April 2009 and Jaiveer died on 16 November 2009.


  1. "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  2. Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
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