The Banerjea Family ; Five Generations of Homoeopaths

Kalipada Banerjee

First generation : Kalipada Banerjee
Late Kalipada Banerjee was born in a town near Calcutta in the year 1846. After completing his basic studies,
he became interested in Homoeopathy and started studying Homoeopathy of his own accord. At that time there
were no Homoeopathic Colleges in Calcutta. After acquiring knowledge in the Homoeopathic science, he
started practicing in his native hometown. Gradually his reputation spread. At that time a German
Homoeopath, named Dr. L. Salzer, M.D. was practicing Homoeopathy in the city of Calcutta and had a good
reputation. Late Kalipada Banerjee consulted him for one of his difficult cases. Dr. Salzer was very impressed
to see the prescription that had already been made by Kalipada Banerjee and opined to continue the treatment
in the same line.
Later Dr. Salzer took him as his Clinical Assistant and also as an interpreter; as Dr. Salzer was not acquainted
with local Bengali language, which hindered him a lot to take case histories. Later Kalipada Banerjee started a
Homoeopathic Chemist shop at Calcutta where Dr. Salzer attended as Consultant Physician. Dr. Kalipada
Banerjee practiced Homoeopathy for 38 years. His Philosophy was single remedy given according to
Hahnemannian dispensing directives (Single Globule e.g. § F.N. 246, 5th Ed. and § 275 6th Ed.; Poppy Seed
Sized e.g. Foot Notes of § 153, 155 and 285, 5th Ed.; and dispensing in water e.g. § 288, 5th Ed. and § 246,
272, 6th Edition of Organon of Medicine) and waiting and watching for reaction!

Kishori Mohan Banerjea

2nd Generation: Kishori Mohan Banerjea

Subrata’s grandfather: Homoeopath,
Born: Nov 1886.
Died 27th Feb 1941.
Late Dr. Kishori Mohan Banerjee, son of Late Kalipada Banerjee and grandfather of Dr. Subrata Kumar
Banerjea was born near Calcutta in the year 1886.

  1. Learnt about Homoeopathy since his birth, from his illustrious father.
  2. Studied Homoeopathy in Calcutta, the city by then had the reputation of Mecca in Homoeopathy.
  3. Went abroad and learnt Miasms by sitting at the lotus-feet of Dr. John Henry Allen, in the United States.
  4. Founded a College and Homoeopathic Hospital with 50 running beds, named the Bengal Allen
    Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital in the year 1924.
  5. He put the name of Allen because of his dedication and heart-felt gratitude to his learned preceptor/Guru.
  6. A Master Prescriber through Miasmatic Approach, as learnt from Dr. Allen.
  7. Practiced Homoeopathy for 24 years.
  8. Died at the young age of 55 years.
  9. His Philosophy was following the footprints of his father; added to it was the approach and style of quick
    Miasmatic Diagnosis and he was a Kentian high potency prescriber. He also believed in Doctrine of
    Divisibility e.g. § 285, 286 and 287, 5th Ed. and used split doses and achieved marvellous reaction with
    deviating the dosage e.g. § 246, 247 and 280, 6th Edition of Organon of Medicine.
  10. Passed his gems, intuition and heritage of quick Miasmatic Diagnosis to his son.
Dr. Naba Kumar Banerjee

3rd Generation:
Late Dr. Naba Kumar Banerjee, Subrata’s Uncle, was born in January 1910 and died in 24th Nov 1974.

Dr. Naba Kumar Banerjee learnt about Homoeopathy from a young age, from his illustrious father. He studied
Homoeopathy in Calcutta, which has often been described as the Mecca of Homoeopathy. Dr Naba Banerjee
then went on to become the Principal of the Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital from
the year 1941.
Blessed with a rich heritage of Homoeopathy, he practiced Homoeopathy for 34 years. Often described as a
Master prescriber for the ‘Miasmatic Approach’ which was passed on to him from his father. He also further
developed the Quick Prescribing Technique, by virtue of the rich heritage and intuition of prescribing.
Dr Naba Banerjee passed on his gems, intuition, quick prescribing techniques, remedy diagnosis through
miasms etc. to the fourth generation.

Ranjit Kumar Banerjee

Ranjit Kumar Banerjee, Subrata’s Father
Born: 24th December, 1930.
Ranjit Kumar Banerjee, a Microbiologist, who later passed the Diploma in homoeopathy and became lecturer
in pathology in a Government homoeopathic college.

Dr. Subrata Kumar Banerjea

4th Generation:

Subrata Kumar Banerjea, BHMS FFHom FHMA
Homoeopath and Lecturer,
Born: 6th September 1957.
Born in Calcutta, in a family of Homoeopathic legends for the last 3 generations, he has had the utmost
dedication to Homoeopathy, the rational art of healing.
Dr. Subrata Kumar Banerjea successfully completed his schooling career in a serene divine atmosphere of
Ramakrishna and Vivekananda’s philosophy, from Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur and was
creditably placed in the First Division.
His medical academic accomplishments crowned him with many coveted distinctions and records at the
University of Calcutta. He was the first Homoeopathic Graduate from Calcutta University after 5 years of
intensive and integrated full-time degree curriculum with a record of securing honours marks (more than 75%)
in nine subjects and became eligible for five University Gold Medals, having secured the highest marks in the
entire University, in those subjects.
He maintained the unbeaten record of securing first position throughout his medical academic career with
some scholastic records at the University, securing 93% of marks in the final graduation examination of
Materia Medica (oral part).

His first printed publication appeared in 1981 when he was just 24 years of age, under the title of “Synoptic
Memorizer of Materia Medica (two volumes)”, introducing a unique mnemonical expedient in Materia Medica
and attended a wide popularity; which was indicated by the fast exhaustion of the first edition of the book.
Besides this, his Guide to Materia Medica, Pictorial Charts like “Mr. & Mrs. Psora Chart”, Aggravation Chart,
etc., and his latest book “Miasmatic Prescribing”, has achieved immense popularity in the homoeopathic world.
As a lecturer too, he is well known for making Materia Medica come to life and incorporating miasmatic
theory in every case for clinical prescribing. Amongst his international lecture commitments, he has the proud
privilege to lecture several times in almost all the countries of the world where Homoeopathy exists!
Dr. Banerjea was also the first Indian and the first foreign Homoeopath, to be invited to lecture on Miasmatic
Prescribing and its Philosophy at the Kiev Academy of Medical Sciences, Soviet Russia in April 1990 and also
to Nigeria in 1992.

He is the Director of Bengal Allen Medical Institute, and International Teaching Division of the Bengal Allen
Homoeopathic Medical College, which was founded by his Grandfather. The Bengal Allen Medical Institute
has been running Clinical Training Programmes for overseas Homoeopaths since 1986.
These days, Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea only periodically visits India to run consultant clinics (where heavy
pathology like advanced cases of Cancer; Nephrotic syndrome, Demyelinating disorders etc. are treated) .
In India and many of the overseas countries where he has lectured, he was acclaimed as the only thorough
teacher on Miasms and Comparative Materia Medica. A fourth generation Homoeopathic physician, where
through every generation wisdom, intuition and clinical gems have been passed on from one to the other. His
Philosophy adheres to the Classical techniques of his previous three generations, along with his classic ‘Look
and Diagnose’ techniques to find the remedy from the gestures and mannerisms of the individual. He also places great emphasis on the peeling of miasmatic layers in today’s modern world, where suppression and
one-sided diseases are rife.

When he visits India, he tends to see a huge number of patients in a short amount of time. Therefore his
combination of comparative materia medica skills coupled with profound intrusion and application of clinical
tips, leads to strong and successful prescriptions.
Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea is currently the Principal of Allen College of Homoeopathy in Essex, England,
established in 1998, alongside running a busy practice and playing an active role in the running of the Calcutta
Mobile Clinic Charity.

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea

5th Generation: Saptarshi Banerjea,
Homoeopath and Lecturer,
Born: 26th December 1988.

Dr Saptarshi Banerjea BHMS, M.D.(Hom.)
Deputy Director-Bengal Allen Medical Institute
Overseas Consultant-Orawan Holistic Institute,Thailand.
Visiting Lecturer-Allen College of Homoeopathy,Essex, England

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea is the fifth generation Homoeopath of the Banerjea family. As well as
working as a Clinical Homoeopathic Consultant in various rural and slum clinics, he also sees
patients in his Medical Centres.
Saptarshi also runs a Post-graduate Homoeopathy course in Bangkok, Japan, the US and Canada.
His insights into prescribing with his grasp of Materia Medica make his lectures wonderfully
rewarding and gives him the confidence in prescribing especially in cases with pathology
To watch some of his lectures, please visit

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea was born in Calcutta, India, the fifth generation of a distinguished and widely respected
homoeopathic family. His insights into prescribing with his magnificent grasp of the nuances of Materia
Medica make his lectures wonderfully rewarding and gives him the confidence in prescribing especially in
cases with pathology. He acts as Clinical Consultant in various rural and slum clinics. In India, he often sees
around 50 patients a day in his medical centres. Such volume requires the use of extensive ready knowledge of
Clinical and Comparative Materia Medica coupled with profound intuition and application of ancestral
wisdom. Saptarshi inherits his clinical acumen and wisdom from his illustrious father, Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea.
Dr. Saptarshi regularly runs a 3 year Undergraduate and 2 year Post Graduate program for Medical Doctors in
Bangkok since 2013. He also conducts a 2 year Video Linked Post Graduate program for U.S.A. and Canada.

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