Ayurveda practitioner Vaidya Parshuram Khadiwale passes away

Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 10:35 IST | PTI

Noted ayurveda practitioner Vaidya Parshuram Yashwant Khadiwale on Thursday passed away at a private hospital due to brief illness, family sources said. He was 85

Pune: Noted Ayurveda practitioner Vaidya Parshuram Yashwant Khadiwale on Thursday passed away at a private hospital due to brief illness, family sources said. He was 85.

Ayurveda practitioner Vaidya Parshuram Khadiwale passes awayVaidya Parshuram Yashwant Khadiwale. Pic/YouTube

After retiring as a 'sergeant' from the Indian Air Force in 1967, he started working as an ayurveda practitioner and established 'Hari Parashuram Aushadhalaya' here in 1968. He also taught 'Rasashastra' in Ashtang Ayurvedic College in Pune and established the 'Maharshi Annasaheb Patwardhan Panchakarma Rugnalaya'.

To promote research in ayurveda, Khadiwale started 'Vaidya Khadiwale Vaidyak Sanshodhan Sanstha 'in 1974. Khadiwale was instrumental in setting up a unique garden, which houses over 350 medicinal plants on the premise of Savitribai Phule Pune University. Later, his last rites were performed.

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