Dr.L.Mahadevan, well known for his valuable contribution in the field of Ayurveda, is the grandson of Dr.Y.Mahadeva Iyer, a visionary Ayurvedic physician and founder of Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital, established in 1920 at Derisancope, Kanyakumari District. Joining the institution as an ayurvedic practitioner in 1996, Dr.L.Mahadevan has since then carried out many works including teaching, administration, research and publishing books in Ayurveda. A prolific writer, Dr.Mahadevan has authored 75 books both in Tamil as well as in English and has several scientific papers to his credit. Recipient of sevaral awards which include “National Award – Best Scientific Writing Award” for his book Dr. L. Mahadevan’s guide to Ayurvedic Clinical Practice from Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidya Peeth, New Delhi and “Arsha Kula Sreshta Award” by Poojya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswathi at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, Coimbatore, Dr.Mahadevan has participated in several national & international conferences and has conducted classes, seminars, workshops, lecture demonstrations in Ayurveda, globally. Dr.Mahadevan is one of the most respected and an admired teaching faculty in the Department of Kayachikitsa for Postgraduate studies at Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda College, Thiruvanathapuram.