Narayana Murthy…A Living Legend
Narayana Murthy, no, we are not talking about our well known IT czar from Benagluru, but this lesser known person from the same state, Karnataka, India, excels in helping thousands of patients ailing from different disease, from kidney stones to heart diseases to different kinds of cancers.
Popularly known as Vaidya Narayana Murthy, around 60 years of age, is from a small village called Narasipura which is around 50 km from Shimoga, Karnataka, India. He is also known as battru in the area.
Murthy, basically a brahmin farmer, carries the age-old tradition of Ayruvedic treatment with the help of some NGOs. Every Sundays and Thursdays people from various parts of Southern India start to queue up in front of his house early in the morning. With the help from his family and aides, Murthy serves his patients. On these days, he treats around 600 to 700 patients troubled by different diseases.
Vaidya Murthy listens intently for a minute or two before disposing medicines for 15 to 30 days depending on the ailment for free of cost. The source of his medicines is primarily from different kinds of plants and herbs which he personally collects from forest during particulars days of the week (woody stems, roots, and barks).
The patient needs to take these medicines with specific dietary instructions. Sometimes Murthy asks for certain lab reports if the patient is carrying. Narayana Murthy is the last ray of hope for many terminally ill patients suffering from cancer, heart diseases, and respiratory problems. It is not mandatory for the patient to come to collect the medicine. Relatives or friends can also collect the medicine fortnightly or monthly with lab reports or signs of symptoms of the illness.
Murthy’s expertise in treating cancer, kidney stones, and heart block has left everyone astonished. With just a day’s worth of prescription gives unbelievable results for heart blocks and kidney stones.
His treatment for certain kinds of cancer has yielded excellent results. These patients need to take 6-8 months of treatment, but certainly has been very effective.
There are as many as 15 NGOs working with Murthy in this noble cause. Now, it has been more than 25 years Murthy started serving the people. He has never expected anything in return, and he has never sought any attention or publicity.
In the age of globalization and the allopathic mode of treatment for every disease, some taking up the task of helping thousands of people without any expectation is highly commendable. For diseases like cancer and coronary artery disease, the comman man cannot afford to have a good treatment due to lack of healthcare insurance availability.
You can reach Shimoga from Bangalore via bus or train, around 280 km. From Shimoga, you can reach Narasipura by public or private transport.
No prior appointment or any sort of contact required to see Murthy. Service is provided on first-come-first-serve basis starting early morning 7 every Sundays and Thursdays.
You can talk to Narayana Murthy by phone, but Sundays and Thursdays he will be busy with his work.
Phone Number: (+91) 08183 258033.