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Founder of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy

Arya Vaidyan P.V.Rama Varier was born in 1908 as the only son of Vaidyavichakshanan Mankulangara Kunjan Varier, a reputed Sanskrit scholar, poet and physician and Smt. Putiya Variyath Kutty Varasiar. He joined the Ayurvedic College at Kottakkal after his high school studies and was the trusted disciple of Vaidyaratnam P. S. Varier. Under the able guidance of his preceptor he was trained not only in the treatment of illnesses but also in the preparation of medicines. He was given the independent charge of the Calicut Branch of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala in 1930, which he continued till 1943. The thirteen years of his office under the able Guru found in him a trusted lieutenant, a well known Ayurvedic physician and a man reckoned with in various spheres of public activity. His deep knowledge, innate sincerity, humility and capacity for untiring hard work won for him the deep affection and trust of all those who came into contact with him. The affluent and congenial atmosphere of his life at Calicut could not fetter his restless soul which yearned for an independent life in dedication to the cause of Ayurveda. He resigned his job on 30th June 1943 and with his blessing of his Guru and good wishes of his colleagues set out on his new venture.

Sri P.R. Krishnakumar, son of the illustrious Rama Variar, is the head of the AVP group of institutions. Having widely traveled in India and abroad and possessing a vision as broad as his father, he has dedicated his life to the promotion of Indian science, art and culture and in particular Ayurveda. Well versed in Ayurveda, Indian architecture, astrology, philosophy and other allied subjects, Shri Krishna kumar is on the advisory board of several government and non governmental organisations involved in the propagation of Ayurveda. He was instrumental in bringing Ayurveda to the attention of the World Health Organisation (WHO).The progress of this institution during the course of the last six decades is a saga of tireless Zeal by him whose consummate skill and expertise to build up this institution, which is now fast growing under the able guidance of his son Shri. P.R. Krishkumar, the Managing Director, who is also the Ayurvedic Trustee and president of the Arya Vaidyan Rama Varier Educational Foundation of Ayurveda.

Inspired by his vision AVP is carrying out the propagation & promotion of authentic Ayurveda to the people all over the world. We have 40 branches, 1000 franchisees, a 150 bed hospital in Coimbatore and franchise treatment centers in West & South east Asia.

AVP is dedicated to translate the founder’s vision into reality.

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