Professor Dheeraj Gupta, from department of pulmonary Medicine has been elected to the prestigious fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), London. This is the highest honour which the Royal College of Physicians can bestow on a doctor not trained in UK and is limited to a maximum of 20 such fellows. Nearly 500 years into existence the RCP London is one of the oldest and most prestigious academic body for physicians across the world. The honorary fellowship is awarded based on the outstanding achievements of a physician in the field of medicine. Prof Gupta has been working at PGI since 1986. He is among the first few persons to complete DM in Pulmonary Medicine and has been instrumental with the growth of this specialty in India. He has made significant contributions to clinical practice, teaching and research in pulmonary sciences. Over the last two decades Prof. Gupta has been responsible for establishing the respiratory intensive care unit and the advanced interventional pulmonology services in PGI, which provides lifesaving state of the art health care to the poorest of the poor. He has published over 250 research papers. He has co-edited a text book of pulmonary medicine published recently. His academic credentials earned him a place among the 10 persons elected to the fellowship of the RCP this year from all over the globe.