Padmashree PR Krishnakumar Passes Away

Eminent scholar in Ayurveda and the founder of the AVP Research Foundation PR Krishnakumar passed away tonight. He was 49.

Born on 23 September 1951 Shri P. R. Krishna Kumar was an Indian ayurvedic physician and the founder of the AVP Research Foundation, a non-profit research organization promoting research in the Indian medicine system of Ayurveda and Managing Director of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd.

He was the Chancellor of the Avinashilingam University, the Chairman of CARe Keralam (Confederation for Ayurvedic Renaissance – Keralam), a resource centre involved in efforts to standardize the ayurvedic medicines and is a recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from Kuvempu University.

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for his contributions to Medicine.

As per reports he was suffering from ailments related to kidney and was a diabetic patient too. As per preliminary reports he passed away due to complications.