Armed with a degree in medicine and the ambition to create an eye hospital of repute, Dr. Raghveer Saran Agarwal left his hometown of Bulandshahr and came to the big city Delhi. Here he set up his practice in one of the by lanes of the busy central areas of Delhi called Darya Ganj. His address then was simple enough 15, Darya Ganj, Delhi. Little did he know that this address would be the foundation stone for future generations of eye surgeons. The son of a farmer he had known the only security lay in tilling the land, however now with a medical degree he wanted to stretch out and lay his life towards the upliftment of human misery through the practices of allopathic medicine
Came India’s much awaited Independence and both father and son had served the country many times by going to jail along with his grandfather who was a staunch Mahatma Gandhi’s follower. By now Dr. Agarwal was running a successful establishment in Delhi as well as in Pondicherry.
This young doctor has training in par with great Ophthalmologists of the World in Europe and USA. While studying, she has won a number of awards including the Rukmani Gold Medal for the best undergraduate student in ophthalmology in 1980 and the Dr. G.R. Bodiwala Gold Medal for best Post Graduate student in M.S (Ophthalmalogy ) from the Gujarat University. She was the recipient of the Pratham Tath Patra Award in 1990 from the Government of Rajasthan for exemplary work in the field of Medicine and Ophthalmology. She has conducted a number of programmes on Doordarshan and on the Sri Lanka Network in Ophthalmology. She has been extensively involved in the activities of All India Ophthalmological Society, including conducting courses on computers in Ophthalmology. She has conducted a number of camps in the rural belts for the downtrodden rural poor. She has organised many conferences in India and Abroad (Pan Ophthalmologica). She leads the research team and was associated with her father Dr.J.Agarwal in the formulation of the new drug "Ferrocini". Furthermore, she has published a number of papers at the national and international level. She is at present the Joint Treasurer of All India Ophthalmological Society. She has conducted free camps in various places at Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir to treat the wounded soldiers during the War. She has won the Best paper award at American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Convention in 2000 for her paper on "Internal tube of the phaco machine causing endophthalmitis". She organised a Signature campaign on 13th October 2000 against terrorism by Veerappan. This campaign was done with the idea of get Film Actor Mr.Rajkumar released. She was awarded the "Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2000" by Ms.Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of Delhi on 21st November 2000 for her contribution to society in eradicating blindness in India and for her pioneering work done on Laser cataract surgery. She was awarded the "Rashtriya Chikitsak Shiromani Award 2000" by the All India Achiever's conference at a function held at New Delhi on 3rd March 2001. This award for presented on the occasion of the 37th National seminar on "Challenges in the new Millenium - serving society through individual achievements". This was presented by Shri.Bachi Singh Rawat - Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Shri.Ramesh Bais - Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. She has won the best paper award at American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery conference at San Diego, USA in 2001 for her paper on "Phakonit and Laser Sclerotomy". She has conducted Eye camps at Bhuj, Gujarat and she treated more patients injured by the Earthquake in February 2001.
Mr. Pankaj Sondhi, CEO of Dr. Agarwal Hospitals has always looked up to the hospital as his new born with intentions of bringing in more goodwill to the name. His hospitality towards each and every patient as well as his strong management ability has kept the hospital's name upright in the hospital industry. He has been the backbone of the hospital for more than 25 years now. This highly energetic person and his strong will power is an example to all.