Mihijam is a town and a notified area in Jamtara district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Pin code of Mihijam is 815354.As of 2001 India census, Mihijam had a population of 32,869. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mihijam has an average literacy rate of 69%, lower than the national average of 74.08%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 61%. In Mihijam, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
In 1922, Mahendranath Gupta lived in Mihijam for nine months.:64
Mihijam is well known for the renowned homeopath, Dr. Pareshnath Banerji, who was so good at healing that people called him Rishi, or saint. It was because so many people from all over the country went to be treated by him that the state turned the small railway station into a major stop for all trains, even mail trains. Dr. Pareshnath Banerji's sons are Dr. Parimal Banerji and Dr. Prasanta Banerji, who started their own medical practices in Kolkata in the 1960s. Today, Drs. Parimal Banerji, his disciple Dr Ruma Bhattacharya, his grandson Dr Paramesh Banerji and Dr Prasanta Banerji's names have spread across the world for making ground-breaking advances in Homeopathy.
Mihijam is well known for the renowned homoeopath, Dr. Pareshnath Banerji who settled there in 1918 and established his Charitable Dispensary and started treating patients with free Homoeopathic medicines and charging no fees indiscriminately from all rich and poor, and all caste and creed. As soon as he started treating free patients at Mihijam the news spread like wild fire and within only a few months there came a huge number of patients in that small village from about 20 miles radius where only the poorest people were living.
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