Our Team

Dr.B.G.Gokulan (Chief Physician & CEO)

Chief Physician & CEO at Sudarshanam Dr.Gokulan after graduation in Ayurveda from prestigious Coimbatore Ayurveda College (for 7 1/2 years Gurukula model) 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.Mean while He was also invited by Padmabhooshan Dr.S.S.Badrinath of Sankara Nethralaya Chennai for an informal fellowship on Modern Ophthalmology diagnostics and research.Dr.Gokulan carries about a quarter century of expertise in clinical Ayurveda.

Dr.B.G.Gokulan was born to Shri.K.Gopinathan Nair, a Naval officer and Smt.Bhargavi Amma, a traditional healer of eyes. He did his 7 1/2 years unique course ( BAMS) at Coimbatore Ayurveda College managed by The Ayurvedic Trust, under Padmashree P.R.KrishnaKumarji - A.V.Ramavarier Educational Foundation of Ayurveda, in the ancient Gurukula standards (Madras University) In 1988 he 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. Mean time he also had the opportunity to get trained under great stalwarts of Ayurveda like Brahmashree Vaidyamadhom Valiya Narayanan Namboodiri(Late) and Panditaratnam Vaidya bhooshanam Raghavan Thirumulpad by staying at their residences as their Shishya (Disciple).

Dr.Gokulan had the unique opportunity, perhaps never before & after, for a rigorous training under Padmabhushan Dr.S.S.Badrinath, renowned Modern Ophthalmologist of the time, at Sankara Nethralaya (Unit of Medical Research Foundation), Chennai under their MS fellowship program. He got trained in all areas of sub specialties in Ophthalmology with special emphasis on diagnostics and documentation.

Exceptional Achievements

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.Gokullan 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.

Honours & Awards

  • IASTAM - 03-02-2018 'Vaidya Raj Haribhao Paranjape' Award conferred on Dr. B G Gokulan.
  • 1st Janmabhumi life time award from its Managing Director Shri.M.Radhakrishnan 28 May 2017.
  • 18th 'Sree Chithra Thirunal Memorial Ayurveda KarmaShreshta Award - 2015' received from the H'ble Minister of Health Kerala Adv.V.S. Shiva Kumar.
  • Talent media award 2015(Talanth Puraskaram) was conferred to Dr. B G Gokulan and honoured by H'ble minister for revenue Shri. Adoor Prakash in a function held at Thiruvalla organised by Power Vision Sakhshyam Serial & Talent Media.
  • 'Ayurveda Mudra Award 2010' received from H'ble Minister of Health M.A.Baby.
  • 'Kerala Shree Award 2010' received from H'ble Minister for revenue Shri.Rajendran.
  • Dr.Gokulan was elevated to 'Chikitsak Guru' in Netra(Ayurveda eye care) under Gurukula system of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth ,New Delhi, under dept.of AYUSH, Govt. of India to become the first (BAMS) graduate to be selected to this rank in Netrachikitsa.
  • He became the first Ayurvedic graduate to receive the prestigious life Fellowship of " Ashoka Innovators" for the Public(FAIP) from United states in 1993 for the promotion of Ayurvedic Ophthalmology.
  • In 1999 he received a prestigious fellowship - for the promotion of deprived children in the world - called CRY (Child Relief & You, based at Chennai,Tamilnadu).
  • Dr.B.G.Gokulan won the Zone 'Kamalpatra' Award for outstanding career development instituted by Indian Junior Chamber for the year 1999.
  • Dr.B.G.Gokulan recieved Professional excellence award 2010 instituted by Mannar town JCI.
  • Dr.Gokulan has appeared in many National & international Television channels including Discovery channel. A documentary on Honey Bees titled 'Mutant Bees' by French Television features Honey therapy of Dr.Gokulan. He has also participated in making of the first feature film on Ayurveda 'Ayurveda ,the art of being' released globally in 2002. The same was previewed in many International Film Festivals.
  • Dr.Gokulan had conducted many eye camps in the rural areas including multi specialty camps. In 1999 he conducted an innovative project in association with Thiruvalla Junior Chamber and CRY titled 'Project CRY Suraksha' launched in the schools for students' comprehensive health care.


Dr. B.G. Gokulan is married to Shanti S Nair and they have two children - Ashwin Shankar G and Anjana S Gokul.

Dr. Chitra Rajan, BAMS (Sr.Physician)

Passed out with colours from Govt.Ayurveda College Thiruvananthapuram in 1988, She had served at Trivandrum since then and was practicing as Medical Officer at The Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam & Research Institute under The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy(CBE)Ltd; Coimbatore when she Joined Sudarshanam as Senior Medical Officer in 1999. She has extensive training and practice in Panchakarma and other Sodhana treatments in Ayurveda.

Dr. Remya Aravind, BAMS (Physician)

Dr. Remya Aravind graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences Bengaluru in 2009. Later joined back at Sudarshanam after about 7 years experience elsewhere.