Dr. Ranjit Anand Puranik

Vamsha Vaidhya Award Winner

Category: Bhaisajya Vibhushan

The Journey of Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd


Years prior to 1872, Late Vaidyaraj Shri. Krushnashastri Puranik (1839 – 1905) sowed the seeds of Ayurved aushadhi nirman at Panvel, near Mumbai. Later his son Late Vaidyaraj Shri. Vishnushastri Puranik (1864 – 1914), was inspired by Shree Dhootapapeshwar Aryaushadhi Karkhana. The basic aim of the enterprise was to serve the Ayurved fraternity which in actuality meant Service to Ayurved. With the greatest sensitivity to ancient textual description, he focused on manufacturing extremely efficacious medicines and standardised the formulae to the satisfaction of Ayurved Vaidyas along with nationwide distribution. He ensured that the quality of these medicines was consistently adhered to in every batch. After the untimely demise of the Late Vaidyaraj Shri. Vishnushastri, his legacy was carried forward by his brother Shri. Rambhau Krushnashastri Puranik till his son was ready to take on the responsibility of leading the enterprise. Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited emerged as the foremost institute in the country known for its superior quality of manufactured medicines. The vision to take Shree Dhootapapeshwar nationwide and make medicines available in far corners of India with literature and propagation in local languages was achieved by the brothers – Nanasaheb Puranik and Kakasaheb Puranik. By the mid-1930s, the company had 26 branches in far-flung areas of India and was manufacturing over 1000 Ayurved medicines.

Shri. Ranjit Anand Puranik, 5th Generation and 7 th member of the Puranik family are the Managing Director of the company. Even today, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited and its in-house quality norms christened as Shree Dhootapapeshwar Standards (SDS) are well accepted as benchmark quality. SDS means a warranty for Efficacious, Shastrashuddha, Standardised and Safe Ayurved medicines. Over the years the company has achieved various milestones by expanding its range of products. Tocater’s increasing demand for Ayurved physicians across India increased the manufacturing capacity by mechanizing some of the processes without compromising the Ayurved principles.

 The Mission line of the Company is very simple, yet tall – Serving Ayurved for over 150 years. This is precisely the founding father’s principle on which the Company was established and is being
 carried forward by subsequent generations. Service to Ayurved is service to mankind with an intention to deliver a Cure to the ailing whilst promoting and preserving health. Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd. is recepient of Nagarjuna Awards 2007 at the hands of the Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and Nagarjuna Awards 2009 at the hands of Hon’ble President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil for its Standardised and Best Quality medicine production. Even today, the company is committed to serving, Health, Happiness through Ayurved and will continue forever.

Details of Ancestors

Generations of Vaidhyas


Vaidyaraj Shri. Krushnashastri Puranik


Classical Ayurved Practitioner


Vaidyaraj Shri. Vishnushastri Puranik


Classical Ayurved Practitioner


Shri. Rambhau Krushnashastri Puranik

Vaidyaraj Shri. Gangadhar Vishnushastri Puranik


Classical Ayurved Practitioner


Shri. Mahadev Vishnu Puranik


Classical Ayurved Practitioner

1967 till now

Shri. Anand Gangadhar Puranik

The Vision statement of Institution


“Health, Happiness, Ayurved….forever” and the Company remains committed to ‘Serving Ayurved as it has for over 150 years of excellence’

A Memory that's etched deeply in the journey


150 years is too long a period for a single standpoint

Torch Bearer

Proud and privileged to be given this opportunity in my lifetime to serve in the Company and
lead a team of dedicated colleagues that will bring Ayurved to the mainstream of public health.

Your inspiration to choose Ayurveda

Being born in a family with such lineage and a history of Ayurved service it was never a
struggle to continue the business and take it forward.

Few words about your Guru

This is a personal choice and inspiration.

Personal Vision

Is to see that Ayurved achieves its potential as a primary health care choice not only in India
but across the world. The basic principles of Ayurved as a Way of Life are also as accepted as
Ayurved a Science of Life. # Your Message to Youngsters

Message to Youngsters

Continue this knowledge festival with the scriptures, to get more and more from the same stock of understanding. Live, talk and walk Ayurved as active life is but a few decades and there is much preparation and much thereafter, which really leaves very little time to really sparkle our own ambition.

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