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Zandu International Oration* (Indian Expert) For Research Contributions to Ayurvedic / Natural Products

Iastam instituted Vaidya Zandu Bhattaji Memorial Oration in 2005 for excellence in drugdesignand research in pharmaceutical sciences in memory of the great Ayurvedic scholar and physician from Jamnagar who laid the foundation for Zandu Pharmaceutical Company.

About Vaidya Zandu Bhattaji :
Hailing from a family of Ayurvedic physicians, Zandu Bhattji was the Rajvaidya to Raja Jam Vibha the then king of Jamnagar.

Impressed by the therapeutic value of medicines prepared by Zandu Bhattji and the great progress made by him, His Highness the Jam Saheb allotted a piece of land to him on the banks of river Rangamati for formulating medicines.

This factory known as Rasashala was one of the oldest factory to manufacture Ayurvedic drugs on a large scale. Reminiscence structure of the Rasashala still exists in Jamnagar.

A compassionate man, Zandu Bhattji was very magnanimous & known for his philanthropy. His house in Jamnagar, aptly named ‘Dhanwantari Dham’ was a source of solace to all patients. Crowds used to throng at his place to receive medical information, treatment and even free medicines & diet. He is still fondly remembered & a street, “Zandu Bhatt – ni Sheri’’ is named after him.

Zandu Bhattji strongly believed in the philosophy ‘Neither do I desire for kingdom nor heaven nor nirvana. I desire that the diseases and miseries of all living beings are resolved.’

The manifold developments made by Zandu Bhattji and his family have served as a foundation for the establishment of Zandu Pharmaceutical works – the company that bears his name.

From 2016 this award has been upgraded as an international oration with support from M/S EMAMI Ltd. This shall be conferred on Indian Citizen.

This Oration is conferred to the experts for their research contributions to Ayurvedic / Natural Products

*Earlier Vaidya Zandu Bhattaji Memorial Oration.

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