H K Bakhru (Author)
Dr. H. K. Bakhru enjoys a countrywide reputation as an expert naturopath and a prolific writer. His well-researched articles on nature cure, health, nutrition and herbs appear regularly in various newspapers and magazines and they bear the stamp of authority. A diploma holder in naturopathy, all his current 13 books on nature cure, nutrition and herbs titled, 'A Complete Handbook of Nature Cure', 'Diet Cure for Common Ailments', 'Naturopathy for Longevity', 'Healing Through Natural Foods', 'Indian Spices and Condiments as Natural Healers', 'Foods That Heal', 'Herbs That Heal', 'Natural Home Remedies for Common Ailments', 'Vitamins that Heal', 'Conquering Diabetes Naturally' and 'Conquering Cancer Naturally' have been highly appreciated by the public and repeatedly reprinted. His first-named book has been awarded first prize in the category 'Primer on Naturopathy for Healthy Living' by the jury of Judges at the 'Book Prize Award' scheme, organized by 'National Institute of Naturopathy', an autonomous body under Govt. of India, Ministry of Health. Dr. Bakhru began his career on the Indian Railways, with a first class first postgraduate degree in History from Lucknow University in 1949. He retired in October 1984 as the Chief Public Relations Officer of the Central Railway in Mumbai, having to his credit 35 years of distinguished service in the Public Relations organisations of the Indian Railways and the Railway Board. An associate member of the All India Alternative Medical Practitioner's Association and a member of the Nature Cure Practitioners' Guild in Mumbai, Dr. Bakhru has extensively studied herbs and natural methods of treating diseases. He has been honoured with 'Lifetime Achievement Award', 'Gem of Alternative Medicines' award and a gold medal in Diet Therapy by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, Kolkata, in recognition of his dedication and outstanding contributions in the field of Alternative Medicines. The Board, which is affiliated with the Open International University for Complementary medicines, established under World Health Organisation and recognised by the United Nations Peace University, has also appointed him as its Honorary Advisor. Dr. Bakhru has also been honoured by nature Cure Practitioners' Guild, Mumbai with Nature Cure Appreciation Award for his services to Naturopathy. Dr. Bakhru has founded a registered Public Charitable Trust, known as D. H. Bakhru Foundation, for help to the poor and needy. He has been donating Rs. 25,000 every year to this trust from his income as writer and author.