E. T. Narayanan Mooss

Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss
Born (1933-09-15) September 15, 1933
Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala State, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Physician, Business
Spouse(s) Sathi Antharjanam
Children Neelakandan Mooss (Jr.), Parameswaran Mooss, Shailaja Mooss
Parent(s) Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss
Devaki Antharjanam
Awards Padma Bhushan
Swadeshi Puraskar
Akshaya Puraskar
Chikitsak Guru
Lifetime Achievement Award
Living Legends Award
Best Acharya Award
Website Official website

Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss a.k.a. E. T. Narayanan Mooss is an Ayurvedic physician and the Chief Physician and Managing Partner of Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contribution to the field of medicine specific to Ayurveda.[1]

Life Sketch

Narayanan Mooss was born in a family of traditional ayurvedic physicians of ashtavaidyans (a title conferred upon the family by the Viceroy of India, Lord Reading in 1924[2]) to Devaki Antharjanam and E. T. Neelakandhan Mooss on September 15, 1933. He was named after his grandfather, according to the family traditions. He learned Ayurveda from his father, a well known Ayurvedic physician and Padmashri award recipient, and his uncle, Vayaskara N.S. Mooss[3]

After early schooling by Gurukula system in Ollur, he joined family ayurvedic clinic to assist his father and later worked at Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, when his father founded it in 1944. Under the rigorous tutelage of his father, Narayanan Mooss developed into a physician, widely considered to be one of the best exponents of traditional ayurveda in India, mastering the eight branches of ayurvedic system of medicine.[4]

He took over the reins of the family establishment in 1954 and developed it into a group which now comprises an Ayurvedic Medical College, Two Hospitals, 25 depots, 800 retail outlets, a herbal farm, a Nursing College, an Ayurvedic Research Centre, three medicine manufacturing units and an Ayurvedic Museum.[5]

After handing over the Group's management to his elder son E. T. Neelakandan Mooss Jr. and medical responsibilities to his second son, E. T. Parameshwaran Mooss, He now leads a semi-retired life at his ancestral home in Ollur. Narayanan Mooss is also a lover of traditional arts of Kerala and Sanskrit literature.[6]


  • Padmabhushan the Government of India, in 2010.
  • Swadeshi Puraskar, instituted by the Swadeshi Jagaran Foundation for the year 1997 for services to Ayurveda from then Prime Minister of India, A. B. Vajpayee.
  • Akshaya Puraskar in 1988 for contribution to Ayurveda
  • Chikitsak Guru, a title from Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, Government of India in 1991.
  • Life time Achievement Award in 2006 from Association of Chambers of Commerce
  • Living Legends Award in 2006 from Rotary Club, Thrissur
  • Best Acharya Award in 2010 by Government of Kerala.

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