He is a physician, teacher, visionary, philosopher, counselor, administrator and entrepreneur. The profound equilibrium that he maintains between these roles makes him the ideal of many. P. R. Krishna Kumar, the head of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd. combines his spiritual thoughts, traditional values and revolutionary ideas to promote Ayurveda.
Born in 1951, his grandfather Vaidyavichakshanan Mankulangara Kunjan Varier was a reputed Sanskrit scholar, poet and physician. He was conferred with Padma Shri in 2009 for his deep knowledge, innate sincerity, humility and capacity for untiring hard work in the field of Ayurveda. Shruti Prabhakar of Ayurved Sutra speaks to him about the importance of Ayurveda and our cultures and traditions.