Rajesh Kotecha

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Rajesh Kotecha (born 18 July 1963) is an Indian Ayurveda physician who received a Padmashri Award for Medicine in 2015.[1] He was appointed Secretary of the Ministry of AYUSH[2] in the Government of India in July 2017, and is the former Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, a post he held from 2013 to 2016.[3]


Kotecha completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) from Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, in 1985 and his Doctorate in Ayurveda Medicine (M.D. Ayurveda) from Gujarat Ayurveda in 1991.


Kotecha is the author of two books: Concept of Atattvabhinivesha In Ayurveda, which discusses minor psychiatric disorders within Ayurveda parameters, and A Beginner's Guide to Ayurveda, which is about Ayurveda principles and day-to-day life practices to remain healthy. He also received the Global Ayurveda Physician Award in 2007, the Ayurveda Ratna Award in 2008 and Padmashri Award for Medicine in 2015.[4]

Kotecha founded Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Center in Jaipur in 1998.


  1. ^ "Print Release". pib.nic.in.
  2. ^ "Press release".
  3. ^ Gujarat Ayurved University
  4. ^ https://www.moneylife.in/article/shocking-padma-awards-2015-were-given-without-completing-the-process-reveals-rti/40740.html