Eminent Ayurvedic physician and Managing Director of the iconic Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, PR Krishnakumar passed away in Coimbatore yesterday. He was 69.
Shri Krishnakumar had been under treatment for various ailments at a private hospital in Coimbatore.
Krishnakumar, who had done yeomen service for the popularisation of the Ayurvedic system of medicine had been conferred the Padmasri award in 2009. He was also a recipient of the National Ayurveda Award instituted by the Government of India.
Besides being the founder of AVP Research Foundation, Krishnakumar was also the Chancellor of the renowned Avinashilingam University in Coimbatore.
Krishnakumar hailed from a Kerala Warrier family of hereditary Ayurvedic physicians. His father Dr PV Rama Warier had founded the Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of prominent Ayurveda physician PR Krishnakumar. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said that Krishnakumar's persistent, enterprising and mission-mode activities have contributed to the global popularity of Ayurveda. (With inputs from AIR)