Life is never a bed of roses. Regardless of one’s social status or educational level, humans always end up struggling to overcome their life’s difficulties. This plastic surgeon from Kolkata, India, realised his dream in the medical profession and is currently heading the department of plastic surgery in one of the biggest government hospitals in the city, but he was missing on his health and inner peace. Fortunately, his life took a remarkable U-turn when he found an ancient spiritual system of Falun Dafa.

For 33 years, various kinds of unbearable illnesses had made Dr. Utpal Kumar Bit’s life miserable. He tried multiple cures, including alternate therapies and yoga, but nothing was of help. However, his course of life completely changed when one day, a junior doctor introduced him to an ancient meditation system for body and mind.

Courtesy of Dr. Utpal Kumar Bit, the head of a plastic surgery department in one of the largest hospitals of Kolkata.

While talking to NTD India, Dr. Bit shared about his physical condition in absolute clinical details. “I suffered from several chronic health problems, such as chronic bronchial asthma, for about 33 years. I was allergic to a wide variety of things like dust, pollen, cotton, different foods, cold wind etc. Because of my allergies, I frequently had throat infections, breathing problems, skin problems, etc.,” said Dr. Bit.

Describing how his pitiable situation greatly impacted his family life, Dr. Bit was more than happy to share how he got miraculously cured. “It’s amazing! I can’t express it in words. It’s a miracle,” said Dr. Bit, while genuinely smiling from ear to ear.

In 2011, a fellow doctor introduced Dr. Bit to Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), an ancient practice for body and mind that consists of five gentle exercises and three universal principles of truthfulness, tolerance and compassion.

Dr. Utpal Kumar Bit reading the Bengali translation of Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice. (Credit: Venus Upadhayaya/NTD India)

“Till then I had hypertension for 15 years and pain in both knees—possibly from osteoarthritis due to the use of steroids to treat my asthma—when I walked and used the stairs. I also had testicular pain, tooth sensitivity, dandruff etc.,” he said.

Allergies and asthma had incapacitated him. “Life was really unbearable, and working normally was nearly impossible. I was dependent on inhalers, frequent courses of antibiotics, and breathing exercises,” he said.

Being unable to cure his own ailments after years of misery, Dr. Bit was drawn towards spirituality since 2005, and when he found Falun Dafa, he started to practice it without any delay.

“Astonishingly, from the very first day, I started studying Falun Dafa and doing the exercises, my asthma disappeared like magic and my allergy symptoms markedly improved. I stopped using inhalers and doing the breathing exercises. I got a new lease on life,” he said enthusiastically.

Dr. Utpal Kumar Bit practicing the fifth meditation exercise of Falun Dafa. (Credit: Venus Upadhayaya/NTD India)

Reflecting on the miraculous health benefits, Dr. Bit said: “My colleagues were amazed by my health improvement but were a little skeptical about how a spiritual system could heal so fast something which modern medicine was battling against. I told them that Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, had initiated a set of studies in 2005—the results showed that the cells of Falun Dafa practitioners exhibited drastic reduction of metabolism, a key feature of longevity, and enhanced anti-bacteria function at the cellular level. There are many more research data they could reference, I told them.”

Wanting to share his miraculous journey with others in West Bengal, Dr. Bit translated the two books of Falun Dafa, namely Zhuan Falun and Falun Gong, into Bengali. Not only this, Dr. Bit went overboard and even learned the Chinese language in order to understand the principles of the practice better.

Dr. Bit introduced the Falun Dafa books to various books fairs in the city to help his fellow citizens learn about the practice and reclaim their life’s lost peace and harmony. “We can see people experiencing the goodness of Falun Gong,” he said.

Dr. Utpal Kumar Bit practicing the fifth meditation exercise of Falun Dafa. (Credit: Venus Upadhayaya/NTD India)

Strolling in the Rabindra Sarobar park near the lake in Kolkata city as he talked about his life, Dr. Bit appreciated the lotus flowers in the pond, particularly the glistening drops of rain on the big round leaves. He paid an impeccable attention to the ongoing conversation with NTD India, listening with a certain calm demeanor.

Dr. Bit said, “I’m 60 years old, but I feel like I’m 40. Since I started Falun Dafa exercises, I haven’t taken any medicines. I can walk for long hours without feeling tired. A lot of new hair has sprouted on my bald patch.”

“This is amazing. I’m truly healthy and hearty now. I can’t express my gratitude to Master (Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice) for showing me that applying the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance in my home and in the work situation can be life-changing,” he said.

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is a self-improvement meditation system based on the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. It was introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992 in China. Although it’s currently practiced by over 100 million people in 114 countries, this peaceful meditation system has been subject to brutal persecution in China since 1999. For more info, please visit: and


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