The National Doctors day is observed on 1 July in India to honour the contributions of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, former West Bengal Chief Minister who was also a physician. Born in 1882, the legendary physician, who was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 1961, died on his birthday in 1962.

The special day is observed throughout the the country to thank the ones who have chosen this profession and to honour their relevance of them in the day-to-day lives of everyone. While it is celebrated on March 30 in the U.S., the day is observed on Feb. 27, Aug. 23 and Dec. 3 in Vietnam, Cuba and Iran, respectively.

On National Doctors Day 2016 in India, here are some inspirational quotes, wishes, messages and greetings that can be shared with doctors to thank them for acting as the saviour of millions of people throughout the world.

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. â€" Jesus Christ

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. â€" Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher.

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men. â€" Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman politician.

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close minded than regular people. Alex Chiu

As a doctor, an educator, an innovator and someone who has dedicated his professional career to making things work better and to helping people - I am ready to lead. Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. â€" Albert Einstein, physicist

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. â€" Voltaire, writer

Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others. â€" Chinese Proverb

You are the saviour of many, You are being called as God's hands, Thank you choosing this profession and saving the life of many. Happy Doctor's Day 2016.

You are the most dedicated doctor I have seen in my life.
The care and love you shower to the ones approach you make you the best human being.
Happy Doctor's Day 2016.

You save the life of many, may you be always healthy and active in your life my dear doc. Happy Doc's Day.

When I was down, you gave me strength by making me a healthy person. Thank you so much doctor.

Thank you.. Thank you.. Thank you.. I cannot express my gratitude towards you with few words. You appeared as a God in my life. Thank you dear doctor for saving me. Happy Doctor's Day.

You inspire many with your life, the love and care you have towards your patients is something every individual might learn. Happy Doc's day