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Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Northeast Today

‘Bheshaj Ratna’ Dr Gunaram Khanikar Passes Away

‘Bheshaj Ratna’ Dr Gunaram Khanikar Passes Away
January 08
11:59 2016

Renowned herbalist and traditional medicine expert Dr Gunaram Khanikar breathed his last at a private hospital in Guwahati on Thursday, after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 67. Born at Chakardhara village on 22 March, 1949, Khanikar from his early days had a dream to contribute in a big way to society. Family sources say Khanikar developed an abiding interest in herbal medicine when he was a student of Class III.

He passed HSLC from Golaghat Government Bezbaruah Higher Secondary School and then graduated in science from Golaghat Debraj Roy College. Instead of pursuing higher studies, he began concentrating on setting up a herbal park in the year 1970. Thereafter, he dedicated his life to create public awareness about health and herbal medicine.

Khanikar established the Indian Regional Mutual Treatment and Research Centre and the Gunaram Khanikar Foundation at his residence to take herbal medicine to the general people. He studied the medicinal properties of numerous medical plants and came up with cures for even critical diseases, pioneering a silent revolution in the field.

In 2001, Yemaneh Open University conferred on him Masters in Yamanehpathic (MY) with gold medal and Ph.D degrees. He received a national award from Ahmedabad National Innovation Foundation for his research on malaria, blood pressure and diabetes in 2001.

In recognition of Dr Khanikar’s invaluable contribution, many organizations have bestowed titles upon him like ‘Manab Mitra’, ‘Bonouxodhi Bigyani’, ‘Bonouxoudhi Raja’, ‘Acharjya’, ‘Bhesaj Ratna’ etc.

He was also honoured in Bangkok and Nepal. Dr Khanikar has to his name over 2,000 articles published in various newspapers. His famous book is ‘Xahajlabhya Bon Dorobor Gun’ is a household name in Assam. Dr Khanikar’s herbal medicines are exported to Thailand, Nepal, China, Canada, Germany, Columbia etc.

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