Dr. Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis was born on October 10, 1910 in a middle class Maharashtrian family in Solapur. He studied medicine at G. S. Medical College of Bombay University and got his M.B.B.S. in 1936. Thereafter he worked as a residential physician. He ardently wished to get higher education in surgery. In February 1938, the annual session of All India Congress Committee was held at Haripura under the Chairmanship of Subhas Chandra Bose. Under the leadership of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru a special resolution was passed during the Haripura session, whereby it was proposed that a delegation of Indian physicians should be sent to China to help the Chinese people who were engaged in combating the invading Japanese forces.
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