PM pays rich tributes to ayurveda doyen

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(Eds: Repeats after minor edits in para 2 and 3) Coimbatore, Nov 8 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid rich tributes to Managing Director of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, P R Krishnakumar and said the void caused by his death would be hard to fill.

In a message sent to the remembrance event held here, Modi said his remarkable efforts to serve Ayurveda will be widely remembered.

Addressing the event Mizoram Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai said Krishnakumar played a key role in getting international recognition for Ayurveda.

Tamil Nadu Ministers, S P Velumani and M C Sampath also spoke about the yeomen services rendered by Krishnakumar, who died of Covid-19 in September.

Tamil Nadu chief secretary, K Shanmugham, district collector, K Rajamani and former Meghalaya Governor, C V Shanmuganthan were among others who paid encomiums to Krishnakumar, who was also the Chancellor of Avanashilingam University for Women, here. PTI NVM ROH 10221800 NNNN ROH ROH