1 Day To Go! Kolkata Covid Challenge

Saturday is the 90th birthday of Dr Jack, the founder of Calcutta Rescue, and you can send him a birthday message by leaving a comment below.

For 40 years Dr Jack lived in the slums of Kolkata and devoted himself to serving the poor in any way he could – from medical care to setting up schools and employment programmes.

Recognised as the grandfather of street medicine globally he only retired from Kolkata last year, due to ill-health.

During his time there he helped over half a million people, and today his charity continues his commitment to the poorest of the poor.

We will pass all your birthday greetings to Dr Jack, who now lives in Norfolk in England, and some may also be read out by the charity’s chief executive during his Facebook Live broadcast on Saturday celebrating Dr Jack and explaining what his charity is doing during the Covid crisis. Log on from 3: 30 IST on our Facebook page and Youtube.

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