Ramesh Bijlani

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Ramesh Bijlani
Born (1947-10-16) 16 October 1947 (age 72)
Sukkur, Pakistan
Occupationwriter, speaker, medical scientist
GenreYoga, nutrition, physiology

Ramesh Lal Bijlani (born 1947) is an Indian writer, inspirational speaker, medical scientist and retired Professor of Physiology[1] who has specialized in physiology, nutrition, and yoga. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers, more than 50 popular articles, and 14 books, including a 1000-page textbook for medical students and teachers, Understanding Medical Physiology (2004), and a 32-page picture book for 5- to 8-year-olds, Our Body: A Wonderful Machine (1986), which was the best selling title published by the National Book Trust for the decade 1995–2005.[2]



Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPI) in 2010. Bijlani gave a presentation during the award ceremony in March 2011 called "What is Life for Anyway?" Excerpts from the talk are on YouTube.[3]


  • Eating Scientifically, Orient Longmans; 1974. ISBN 0861250494.
  • Our Body: a wonderful machine, National Book Trust (India); 1986. ISBN 8123711042.
  • The Human Machine: how to prevent breakdowns, National Book Trust (India); 1990. ISBN 8123715846.
  • Nutrition: a practical approach, Jaypee; 1992. ISBN 9788184481129.
  • Understanding Medical Physiology, Jaypee; 3rd edition, 2004. ISBN 9789380704814
  • B.K. Anand: easy to admire, difficult to emulate, Jaypee; 1997. ISBN 8171795153.
  • Fundamentals of Physiology, Jaypee; 2001. ISBN 8171798357.
  • The Return of Ram, Gurgaon: Scholastics; 2006, ISBN 9788176555791.
  • Medical Research: all you wanted to know but did not know whom to ask, Jaypee; 2008. ISBN 9788184484175.
  • Back to Health through Yoga, Rupa; 2008. ISBN 9788129113979.
  • Eating Wisely and Well, Rupa; 2012. ISBN 9788129119971
  • Kavya Makes Up Her Mind, National Book Trust (India); 2014. ISBN 9788123772189
  • Kavya ka Faisla (Hindi Translation by the author), National Book Trust (India); 2015. ISBN 9788123776392
  • The School Called Marriage: how to graduate with flying colours (Co-author), Hay House (India); 2015. ISBN 9789384544713
  • A Primer on Yoga: theory and practice, National Book Trust (India); 2015. ISBN 9788123776415


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