E. T. Neelakandan Mooss

Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss
Born 1904 (1904)
Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Died 1997 (aged 9293)
Ollur, Thrissur
Resting place Ollur, Thrissur
Nationality Indian
Occupation Physician, Business
Employer Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala
Spouse(s) Devaki Antharjanam
Parent(s) E. T. Narayanan Mooss
Awards Padma Shri
Website www.vaidyaratnammooss.com

Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss or E.T.Neelakandan Mooss (1904-1997) was an Ayurvedic physician and the founder of Vaidyaratnam Group.

Life sketch

After Gurukula schooling in childhood and later at Vailoppilli Sreedhara Menon Memorial Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, he learned Ashtanga Hridayam from Kuttancheri Valiya Aaryan Moose and Manu Moose.[1] He then joined his father Ashtavaidyan E. T. Narayana Mooss at the family clinic. In 1954, Neelakandan Mooss founded the Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala and saw the establishment growing to an include Vaidyaratnam Nursing Home, Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College and Ayurvedic Research Centre.[2][3][4][5] His son, Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss, a recipient of Padmabhushan, succeeded him at the establishment.

Government of India honoured him with prestigious national award Padma Shri in 1992.[6]


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  2. "Interview". Kerala.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
  3. "Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala". Keralaholidays. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
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  5. "Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College, Thrissur, Kerala". Panchakarma.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
  6. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.

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