Prof. Ram Harsh Singh born on Jan.10th, 1942 graduated in Ayurved, medicine and surgery from BHU
(1961), did PhD (1969) and D. Litt (1982) under the coveted supervision of Padamshree Prof. K. N.
Udupa. He is Fellow of the National Academy of Indian Medicine and Jewel Member of all India Ayurveda
Academy. He was conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine Honoris Causa by Medicina Alternativa,
Prof. Singh has produced over 100 MDs and 35 PhDs under his guidance. He has published 15 important
books and 200 research papers in national and international journals. He is on the editorial board
of several national journals. Prof. Singh has been the member of the National Commission on History
of Science and is on the Scientific Advisory Committees of several national institutions and
organizations, and is the Chairman of the SAC of CCRAS. He is the recipient of the prestigious Vd.
Ram Narayan Sharma National Research Award carrying cash prize Rs. 1.5 lakh for his outstanding
contributions in the field of Ayurveda given by His Excellency, The President of India; Hariom Ashram
Award; IASTAM Award; Jiwak Award of Asian Medicine; Piyus Pani Award; Life Time Achievement Award
and Kasturba Oration Award of MGIMS; Centenary Oration Award of Indian Science Congress and the
Distinguished Alumni Award of Banaras Hindu University.
He has widely traveled all over the world to promote Ayurveda globally. Prof. Ram Harsh Singh joined
the faculty of Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University in 1964 and served this prestigious institution
for 40 years in the capacity of Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Head of the Department of Kayachikitsa,
and Dean of the faculty till Feb.2003 after which he joined the Rajasthan Ayurved University of
Jodhpur as its first Vice Chancellor for a 3 year tenure (2003-2006) where he played a commendable
role to establish a model institution of higher learning in Ayurved. Prof. Singh is the visiting
professor at Wonkwang Digital University, Republic of Korea and at Mt. Madonna School of Ayurvedic
At present he is working as Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Ayurveda at BHU, and has been
appointed National Professor/ GURU in Ayurveda by Department of AYUSH, GOI and is the chairman of the
Scientific Advisory Board of the Central Council for Ayurvedic Research, Govt. of India. He is the
founder President of the Association of Ayurvedic Physicians of India.
Shilpa is grateful to Prof. Singh for the clarity and sound advice he gave with regard to the
various Prakritis and their modes of exhibition in humans. She has gained valuable insight into the
modes of Prakriti and their assessment in today’s context because of him and his suggestions on many