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Dr.Shankarao.Pandurang.Koppikar, fondly known as Dr Koppikar, started his career in 1937 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A pioneer in propagating and popularizing the virtues of this natural and unique stream of medicine in Tamilnadu, he was one of the most experienced, renowned and respected homeopathic physician and an extremely busy practioner with a global clientele.
A Gold Medalist from Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical College, Calcutta, Dr Koppikar was instrumental in getting homoeopathy recognized in Tamil Nadu and also establishing homoeopathic Medical colleges. He held various positions as President of Tamil Nadu Homoeopathy Medical Council, Member – Central Council of Homoeopathy, Government of India, Scientific Advisory Committee member of Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy. Served as Chief Editor Homoeopathic Heritage International, New Delhi.
He has received various Awards and held positions as Senate Member, Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Member- Asian Homoeopathic Medical League, Founder and Ex. President- Tamilnadu Qualified Homoeopathic Doctors’ Association. HERF Award of the Homoeopathic Education and Research Foundation at Delhi – 1984, B. Jain International Award in Homoeopathy with Gold Medal – 1993. Central Council Silver Jubilee Honoraria award – 1998. Life Time Achievement Award by Karnataka Qualified Homoeopathic Doctors’ Association – 2000.
He has written a book titled " Koppikar's clinical experiences of 70 years in homoeopathy" and also “Serendipity” an Autobiography which was published in Oct 2007.
The Tamil version of his Autobiography was published in April 2010
He served for the welfare of the patient untiringly. Treated them empathically. Attended to the phone calls even in midnight. Always anxious and worried about the patients health. He spent most of his earnings for the charity. He made his personal needs the bare minimum.
Born on 12th April 1915 , he lived as a simple man till the inevitable end came on 15th April , 2008 .
His name will be synonymous with homoeopathy for ever.