The birth centenary of Dr. K. Ramaswami Iyengar, a veteran homoeopathy doctor was celebrated on July 11. He used to work out of Palace Road, San Thome.
Ramaswami was born on July 11, 1911 to Pushpam and R. Krishnaswami in Mangudi, situate 10 kms away from Kumbakonam.
His father was the Inspector of schools in the then composite State of Madras Presidency.
After graduation Ramaswami came to Madras and joined in the electricity board. He later started his own electrical and radio laboratory in Luz Corner. He had been a resident of Mylapore since 1944.
His passion for serving society made him join Homoeopathy classes run by Madras Presidency Homoeopathy Association. He started his own clinic and gave free treatment in this neighbourhood.
Ramaswami did a research on Dr. Bach’s Flower remedies. He used this medicine to cure a lot of people. He has cured psychiatric problems like anger, shock, fear and absent mindedness.
He learnt transcendental meditation from Sri Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Ramaswami has also written a series of articles in a Tamil weekly. He has also published his book on Homoeopathy, which includes first aid using homoeopathy, Bach flower remedies, nalam tharum marundhugal.
His clinic was located in Palace Road near Rosary Matric Girls School and was later closed after his death. He also played the violin.
He was married to Rajalaksmi in 1936 and had 6 children. He passed away on November 8, 1995 at the age of 84.
He is survived by his sons R. Sampath, R. Srinivasn, R. Rajagopalan and daughters Vaijayanthi Aravamudhan and Lakshmi Mukundar.
The family can be reached at 62, Nadu Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2493 7868.
Contributed by R. Rajagopalan