Rajagopalan Krishnan

Rajagopalan Krishnan
Born (1932-11-17)17 November 1932
Kollam, Kerala, India
Died 10 January 2015(2015-01-10) (aged 82)
Kollam, Kerala, India
Other names K Rajagopalan
Occupation Ayurvedic Physician
Years active 1961 - 2014
Parent(s) M. P. Krishnan Vaidyan
Kalyanikutty Amma
Awards Padma Shri
Brihatrayee Ratna
Vaidya Vachaspati

Rajagopalan Krishnan Vaidyan (17 November 1932 – 10 January 2015) was an Indian ayurvedic physician from the Indian state of Kerala and the president of the Association of Ayurvedic Physicians of Kerala.[1][2] He was born in a family of traditional physicians to M. P. Krishnan Vaidyan and P. Kalyanikutty Amma, both practitioners of Ayurveda, and is a graduate of modern medicine (MBBS) and Ayurvedic medicine (DAM), which he passed with first rank from the Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram.[3] He is associated with many healthcare institutions in Kerala such as Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal,[4] Ayurveda Pharmacy, Aluva and Ayurveda Samajam Hospitals, located at Thiruvananthapuram and Shornur, either as a consultant or as an advisor.[3] Krishnan, who started his career at his family clinic and later worked at the Panchakarma Clinic in Cheruthuruthi, maintains his practice at his clinic in Kollam.[3] He is an examiner of ayurvedic courses conducted by University of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi University, University of Madras and Bharathiar University and works as the Dean of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. He is also a member of the Central Council of Indian Medicine and an advisor on Indian medicine to the Government of Kerala.[3] He is a recipient of Bhrihatrayee Ratna (1977) and Vaidya Vachaspati awards and has received the Fellowship from the Government of India.[3] He was honored by the Government of India, again in 2003, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[5]


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  2. "Vaidyanayeebrahmin". Vaidyanayeebrahmin. 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Talent Kerala". Talent Kerala. 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
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  5. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
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