Devendra Triguna

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Devendra Triguna
Born
India
OccupationAyurvedic Physician
Known forAyurveda
Parent(s)Brihaspati Dev Triguna
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Padma Shri

Devendra Triguna is an Indian Ayurvedic physician, known for his expertise in Pulse diagnosis (Nadi vaidyam in Ayurvedic terms).[1] He is a former honorary physician to the President of India[2] and the incumbent president of the Association of Manufacturers of Ayurvedic Medicine (AMAM)[3] and the All India Ayurvedic Congress (AIAC).[1] The Government of India awarded him the fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 1999, and followed it up, a decade later, with the third-highest honour of the Padma Bhushan in 2009.[4]

Biography[edit]

Tiriguna was born in a family of traditional physicians, to renowned Ayurvedic physician and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Brihaspati Dev Triguna and learned the Ayurveda from his father.[5] He started his medical practice at his father's clinic, located in the periphery of New Delhi, in a village by name, Sarai Kale Khan. When Triguna retired from active practice shortly before his death in 2013, Devendra Triguna took over the management of the clinic.[6] He claims to have curative protocols for several diseases such as Blood cancer, kidney ailments, abdominal diseases, skin diseases, Spondylitis, asthma, arthritis, insomnia and Hyper tension.[7]

Triguna is the president of the All India Ayurvedic Congress[1] and the vice president of Central Council of Indian Medicines, a Government of India nodal agency. He sits in the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ayurveda Pharmacopoeia Committee of the Government of India.[3] He presides over the governing body of the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, a Government of India centre of higher learning for Ayurveda[8] and the founder president of the International Ayurveda Congress.[9] He sits in the Ayurveda advisory committees of the Governments of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and serves as a member of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation, Board of Ayurveda and Unani Tibbia College and the board of directors of Oriental Bank of Commerce. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Punjab National Bank and a is a visiting faculty of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya.[3]

Triguna is an elected Fellow of the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (1995-95).[10] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 1999 and he was included again in the 2009 Republic Day honours list for the third highest honour, Padma Bhushan.[4] He has also been honoured by Lal Bahadur Shastri University and Gujarat Ayurveda University with DLitt degrees.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna". International Ayurveda Congress. 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Well known clinician and expert in pulse diagnosis Vaidya Triguna passes away". Pharma Biz. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "President - Association of Manufacturers of Ayurvedic Medicine". Association of Manufacturers of Ayurvedic Medicine. 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "VAIDYA DEVENDRA TRIGUNA". Ayurvedic Congress. 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Medicine and treatment in India". Life Positive. September 1997. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ "All roads lead to Delhi Vaidya's clinic". Gulf News. 24 November 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth". Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth governing body. 2015. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  9. ^ "International Ayurveda Congress Founder president". International Ayurveda Congress. 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Fellows of Vidyapeeth". Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth. 2015. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2015.

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