Prof.Dr. K. Muraleedharan Pillai MD (Ay) a well known ayurvedic scholar, teacher, physician and researcher has been in pursuit of pure ayurveda for the last 45 years and 40 years in academic field. He is also a specialist in treating Psoriasis, Partial paralysis, Frozen shoulder, Sciatica like Rheumatic diseases.
During a long period of commendable service, he has served as principal for 26 years in Ollur, Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College and in Vishnu Ayurveda College, Shoranur. He was given the prestigious state “Dhanwantari” award in 2012 from Govt. of Kerala for his invaluable contributions towards teaching, treatment and propagating authentic Ayurveda. He was a member of board of studies in Ayurveda of Kerala University of Health sciences, M.G.University and Calicut University. He was the medical director of Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Foundation and Research Center , Thaikattusery, Ollur. Also served as chairman BAMS examination Board and MD examiner in several universities in Kerala.
He had also received the prestrigious Padmasree Ragavan Thirumulpad Award . Dr. N.V.K. Warrier award from A.M.A.I., Dr. K.R.R. Nampoothiri Award, Govt. Medical officers award and Bhishak Ratnam Award (2014) for his invaluable contributions in the field of education, treatments and research in Ayurveda, Kerala Govt. Specialist Medical officers award and Ayurveda Karmasresta award for his better services in the field of Ayurveda.
He has written numerous books on ayurveda for the common people to provide awareness on Ayurveda and has published a number of articles in various National and International medical journals and magazines in Malayalam & English.
At present, he is the chief physician of Ayuryogashram, Wadakanchery.