Rajagopalan Krishnan
Born(1932-11-17)17 November 1932
Kollam, Kerala, India
Died10 January 2015(2015-01-10) (aged 82)
Kollam, Kerala, India
Other namesK Rajagopalan
OccupationAyurvedic practitioner
Years active1961 - 2014
Parent(s)M. P. Krishnan Vaidyan
Kalyanikutty Amma
AwardsPadma Shri
Brihatrayee Ratna
Vaidya Vachaspati

Rajagopalan Krishnan Vaidyan (17 November 1932 – 10 January 2015) was an Indian ayurvedic practitioner from the Indian state of Kerala and the president of the Association of Ayurvedic Physicians of Kerala.[1][2][self-published source?]

Early life and education

He was born in a family of traditional physicians to M. P. Krishnan Vaidyan and P. Kalyanikutty Amma, both practitioners of Ayurveda, and is a graduate of modern medicine (MBBS) and Ayurvedic medicine (DAM), which he passed with first rank from the Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram.[3] Krishnan, who started his career at his family clinic and later worked at the Panchakarma Clinic in Cheruthuruthi, maintained his practice at his clinic in Kollam.[3]


He was associated with many healthcare institutions in Kerala such as


He is a recipient of Bhrihatrayee Ratna (1977) and Vaidya Vachaspati awards and has received the Fellowship from the Government of India.[3]

He was honored by the Government of India, again in 2003, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[5]


  1. ^ "Padmasri Dr.K.Rajagopalan : A Modern Ayurvedic Missionary Par Excellence". Roots of Wisdom. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Vaidyanayeebrahmin". Vaidyanayeebrahmin. 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Talent Kerala". Talent Kerala. 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala". Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala. 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.