Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss
Born(1933-09-15)15 September 1933
Died5 August 2020(2020-08-05) (aged 86)
NationalityIndian India
Occupation(s)Physician, Business
SpouseSathi Antharjanam
ChildrenNeelakandan Mooss (Jr.), Parameswaran Mooss, Shailaja Mooss
Parent(s)Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss
Devaki Antharjanam
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Swadeshi Puraskar
Akshaya Puraskar
Chikitsak Guru
Lifetime Achievement Award
Living Legends Award
Best Acharya Award
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1]

Life Sketch

Vaidyaratnam Nursing Home Entrance

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[2]) 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]


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See also

Vaidyaratnam Nursing Home building - Old Block


  1. ^ "Padma awardees". Archived from the original on 9 April 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Treatment Centers". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  3. ^ Dr. Mooss
  4. ^ "Thaikkattu Mooss".
  5. ^ "Vaidyaratnam".
  6. ^ "Treatment personalised: E T Narayanan Mooss on Ayurveda".