Vd. Krishnashastri Puranik

(1839 - 1905)

Vd. Krishnashastri Puranik (1839-1905) was a renowned and established Ayurvedic Physician practising at Panvel. This was an era when individual Ayurvedic Physicians were on rise, away from established Guru Shishya Parampara. One day at his clinic an incident happened which sparked the birth of a great enterprise. A prescription given by him was wrongly dispensed by an incompetent compounder.


Vd. Vishnushastri Puranik


In 1893 Vd. Krishnashastri Puranik handed over the responsibility of 'Shree Dhootapapeshwar 2Aryoaushadhi Karkhana' to his son Vd. Vishnushastri Puranik (1864-1914). He was a visionary and believed in extensive healing powers of Ayurved. However at that time the reach of Ayurved was limited to making traditional medicines which was a lengthy process.


Vd. Gangadhar Vishnu Puranik


In 1933 Vd. Gangadhar Vishnu Puranik (1907-1980) took the reins of the company. By then India was changing; communication facilities were improved and Shree Dhootapapeshwar goodwill was recognized in far of lands. Illustrious leaders of the independence struggle like Mahatma Gandhi and leading Ayurvedic practitioners visited the factory.