Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss
|Died||5 August 2020(aged 86)|
|Children||Neelakandan Mooss (Jr.), Parameswaran Mooss, Shailaja Mooss|
|Parent(s)||Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss|
Lifetime Achievement Award
Living Legends Award
Best Acharya Award
Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss (15 September 1933 – 5 August 2020) was an Ayurvedic physician and the Chief Physician and Managing Partner of Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contribution to the field of medicine specific to Ayurveda.
Narayanan Mooss was born into a family of traditional Ayurvedic physicians of ashtavaidyans (a title conferred upon the family by the Viceroy of India, Lord Reading, in 1924) to Devaki Antharjanam and E. T. Neelakandhan Mooss on 15 September 1933. He was named after his grandfather, in accordance with family tradition. He learned Ayurveda from his father, a well known Ayurvedic physician and Padmashri award recipient, and his uncle, Vayaskara N.S. Mooss.
After early schooling by Gurukula system in Ollur, he joined the family's Ayurvedic clinic to assist his father, and later worked at Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, which his father founded in 1944. Under the rigorous tutelage of his father, Narayanan Mooss developed into a physician, widely considered to be one of the best exponents of traditional Ayurveda in India, mastering the eight branches of Ayurvedic system of medicine.
He took over the family establishment in 1954 and developed it into a group which now comprises an Ayurvedic Medical College, two hospitals, 25 depots, 800 retail outlets, a herbal farm, a nursing college, an Ayurvedic research centre, three medicine manufacturing units and an Ayurvedic museum.
After handing over the Group's management to his elder son E. T. Neelakandan Mooss Jr. and medical responsibilities to his second son, E. T. Parameshwaran Mooss, he led a semi-retired life at his ancestral home in Ollur. He was a lover of the traditional arts of Kerala and Sanskrit literature.