Bengal : Bust of Dr Sushovan Banerjee vandalized over Visva-Bharati support
Bolpur - The bust of noted doctor Sushovan Banerjee in West Bengal''s Bolpur town was found to be smeared with ink on Wednesday after he spoke in support of fencing the Visva-Bharati ground where the Poush Mela used to be held, police said.
Locals noticed that the bust, located in ward number 14, was smeared with ink in the morning, they said.
Banerjee, better known as the ''one rupee doctor'', had on Tuesday voiced his support in favour of the varsity authorities amid an imbroglio over the issue, following violence that rocked the campus on Monday.
Banerjee, who treats poor patients for just a rupee, was conferred the Padma Shri this year. He is also a former member of the varsity''s executive council.
Police said they are looking into the incident.
Banerjee had graduated from RG Kar Medical College in Kolkata before completing a PG degree in Pathology from Calcutta University after which he headed to London for a diploma in Haematology.
After working as a senior registrar in London for four years, Dr Banerjee chose to return to his native Bolpur to serve the needy.
He is better known to the residents of West Bengal's Bolpur as 'Ek Takar Daktar' (one rupee doctor) for treating poor patients for just a rupee.Dr Banerjee is among the four Padma Shri awardees from West Bengal this year.