Doctor B.G Gokulan
Chief Physician & CEO at Sudarshanam Dr.Gokulan
Dr.Gokulan carries over 30 years of clinical expertise in Ayurveda.
Dr.B.G.Gokulan was born to Shri.K.Gopinathan Nair, a Naval officer and Smt.Bhargavi Amma, a traditional healer of eyes.
Dr Gokulan completed 7 1/2 years of unique BAMS course at Coimbatore Ayurveda College managed by The Ayurvedic Trust(A.V.Ramavarier Educational Foundation of Ayurveda, Madras University), in the ancient Gurukula standards under Padmashree P.R.KrishnaKumarji.
After graduation in Ayurveda from prestigious Coimbatore Ayurveda College , Dr Gokulan had in house training under Gurus like Late Ashta Vaidyan Vaidya Madhom Valiya Narayanan Namboodiri, Late VaidyaBhooshanam Raghavan Thirumulpad and Late Netracharya N.V.Kuttikrishnan Nair in a Guru-Shishya parampara by staying at their residences.
Dr Gokulan was invited by Padmabhooshan Dr.S.S.Badrinath of Sankara Nethralaya Chennai for an informal fellowship on Modern Ophthalmology diagnostics and research.
In 1988 Dr Gokulan joined an all India network called LSPSS (Lok Swasthya Parampara Samvardhan Samithi) for the promotion of indigenous medical culture, as a research fellow and selected the field of Ophthalmology with a strong influence from his mother.
Training & Credentials
During his training under Netracharya N.V.Kuttykrishnan Nair of Niranam, Thiruvalla, in 1990, he founded a trust by inviting other philanthropists and enthusiasts from different parts of the country for the promotion of Ayurvedic Ophthalmology named ‘Netra Foundation’. In 1993 he founded Sudarshanam Netra Chikitsalayam – for treatment and clinical research in this field of specialty at Thiruvalla, Kerala, India. This was perhaps the pioneering & revitalizing effort to uplift the lost glory of Ayurvedic Ophthalmic medicine in the post independent era, thanks to the great vision of LSPSS(Lok Swasthya Parampara Samvardhan Samithi, a national network for revitalization of local health traditions in India) for their scholarship program on Gurukula learning system.
Dr.Gokulan has attended number of national and international conferences on Ayurveda and traditional medicine by presenting papers on Ayurvedic Ophthalmic medicine. In 1997 the first of it’s kind eye camp in Ayurveda was conducted at Jaipur in Rajasthan for a period of 4 weeks where Dr.Gokulan treated more than 1200 patients and was rewarded for the same in a function graced by the presence of H.E Shri. Bali Ram Bhagat, the then governor of Rajasthan.Many regular camps are being organized at Mumbai, Bengaluru etc.