Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay
Order of Ontario M.B., B.S., (LONDON) F.R.C.S. (ENGLAND) F.R.C.S(C),
F.R.C.S.(Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery) CANADA
Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay was born on the August 26, 1940 in the village of Welded, Berbice in Guyana to Smt. Lasorda Ji and Pt. Ramsumair Ji Doobay. Through his leadership, he has set up many groups dedicated to serving the South Asian community of the Greater Toronto Area, its neighbouring communities, and various international aid organizations.
Dr. Doobay is a Heart Surgeon, leader, visionary, mentor, teacher and philantrophist. He provides spiritual guidance to the peoples of East Indian decent across Canada. Having built the iconic Hindu temple at the entrance of Richmond Hill, Dr. Doobay has also been responsible for creating the one-of-a-kind Canadian Museum of Indian Civilization as well as other regional landmarks including Shanti Niketan Peace Park with Mahatma Gandhi statue and memorial to the Fallen Soldier’s. The Anand Bhavan Senior’s Home and full-time Montessori School Program, are also fruits of his vision and leadership.
Dr. Doobay has expanded his Global Outreach program with the support of the community by adopting a girls orphanage in India and an IT School in Guyana where children have benefitted from the use of computers. Another Outstanding Achievment has been the establishment of the Doobay Medical Centre in Guyana which provides free dialysis to patients. Given Dr. Doobay’s commitment to the welfare of and good health of the community he serves, the centre is being expanded to provide much needed medical services including cardiovascular care, surgical suites, ICU, diagnostic imaging, dental and optometry clinics, along with a pharmacy.
Dr. Doobay is known and recognized worldwide for his hard work and dedication to the teachings of Hinduism. He has traveled throughout Canada to meet with leaders to help raise awareness about spirituality.
As a cardiologist and a teacher in the medical field, Dr. Doobay actively participates in educational seminars and constantly translates medical terminology into layman’s terms for the benefit of the immigrants and seniors.
We can indeed say that Voice of the Vedas Cultural Sabha Inc. is the vessel that carries his most treasured work and contribution to Indian diaspora, South East Asians and Canadians alike.
Dr. Doobay has been honored with a variety of prestigious awards including:
Order of Ontario
The Queens Golden Jubilee Medal
Toronto Police Service Awards
Citizenship of Ontario Medal.
Brahman Samaj Award
Agra Award for Volunteerism
Guyana Award for Leadership
Lifetime Outstanding Achievement by Indo Canada Chamber Of Commerce
Founder of Federation of Hindu Temples
President of Encyclopedia of Hinduism Canadian Chapter.
President of CCH
Was the President of India Heritage Foundation (IHRF)
Chairs the committee built Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization
Founding Chairman of the Federation of Hindu Temples of Canada and the Canadian Council of Hindus.
With his many achievements and endeavours, Dr. Doobay continues to inspire our community to achieve their highest potential in their personal and professional lives.