Rajendra Raghuvir Deshpande
College of Ayurveda and Research Centre, India
College of Ayurveda and Research Centre
Dr. Deshpande was born on 19th December 1959 at a remote place called Akola but graduated in Pune. He started his Ayurveda practice from Dhanori- Vishrantwadi, a place near Pune and also at Gokhalenagar Vadarwadi’s slum area in Pune. After completing his MD (Ayurvedic Medicine) he started working as an Ayurvedic consultant. As Head of Department, at Jnyana prabodhini (Pune) he undertook many activities of social importance like Public meetings to create awareness about Health , Interdisciplinary Research on Diabetes mellitus .Simultaneously he was also working in Famous Pathology Laboratory in Pune as Assistant Doctor of Dr.Ramesh Godbole. Dr. Deshpande indeed is a beloved Ayurveda teacher and also his professional honors and awards are immense. Best teacher award, Vaidya V. V. Kolhatkar Research Award and most importantly he is the youngest recipient of Late B.R. Gholap Award by Pune District Association for the outstanding contribution in the field of Education, Research and medical practice.Dr.Deshpande has produced a series of quality books on Ayurveda, which are highly acclaimed by scientific community. His books range from Marathi, Hindi, English and in German language too. Local publishing houses like Proficient, Anmol, Shantanu, Manakarnika prakashan, Delhi’s Chawkhamba Publication and even German Ukhan Fisher are publishers of Dr. Deshpande’s list of 48 books and the number is yet increasing.One of the important contributions in the field of Ayurvedic research is the development of a very popular website www.ayurvedresearch.in. This website is a brainchild of Dr. Deshpande. This website provides database of past researches in Ayurveda through MD (Ayurveda) or MS (Ayurveda).