Our Founder Chairman, Shri V.K.Arumugam was an engineering graduate. He was an industrialist and philanthropist with an inclination towards social welfare.
While serving in the TNEB, IN HIS EARLY 30’s, he was suffering from chronic gastritis and asthma. Despite repeated efforts, the allopathic system of medicine did not provide him with any relief. It was at that time that a colleague introduced him to the German system of medicine called Homoeopathy . He also gifted him 2 books – 2 great treasures of Homoeopathy “Organon of Medicine” by Dr.Hahnemann( Founder of Homoeopathy) and Kent’s “Lecturers on Materia Medica”. Little did he know then that his interest in those books and Homoeopathy was going to change the lives of thousand of needy patients.
A prolific thinker and profound person that he was, he was absorbed into the two great works of Homoeopathy and delved deep into the Homoeopathic philosophy.With every aphorism that he read and every concept of Homoeopathy that he understood , his admiration grew and he was mesmerized by the Hahnemannian principles. He read more and more of the works of renowned Homoeopathic stalwarts and started treating himself with Homoeopathic medicines. As a result of his self- experimentation, there was a remarkable improvement and immense relief in his symptoms and thus, his faith in our system escalated. In keeping with his faith, he admitted his elder daughter, Dr.A.Sakuntala in Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College for DHMS .
Then, in the year 1990, he started a small Homoeopathic clinical unit inside his industrial complex (Venkateswara Electrical Industries Pvt. Ltd.) employing a young homoeopathic graduate and provided treatment and medicines to patients at a meagre amount. His passion for our system and devotion to society made him start Hahnemann Homoeopathic Medical Trust in the year 1994. Through the Trust, he endeavored to take Homoeopathy to the masses. Thus, Venkateswara Homoeopathic Hospital was started in the year 1995 in Porur with a charitable intention. Both consultation and medicine was made available to the ailing at a very meagre charge of Rs.5, then. An able-handed administration, qualified and experienced doctors and good quality of medicines ensured that patients were benefited and completely satisfied with our treatment. People came from far and wide, and were very happy with their safe and gentle recovery. Our hospital had around 250-300 patients getting treated everyday.
Our Founder’s admiration and gratitude towards homoeopathy didn’t end here. He wanted to also bring out confident and competent doctors who would continue to serve the society and spread homoeopathy. Thus, with the Almighty’s blessings and under the guidance of homoeopathic veterans (like Dr.A.U.Ramakrishnan and Dr. S.P.Koppikar), his dream came true. Venkateswara Homoeopathic Medical College was started in the year 2000.
Our Founder was a voracious reader who read numerous books in Homoeopathy and closely followed the curriculum and learning of his dear students. He prepped, nurtured and interacted with every one of his students and instilled his love and faith for homoeopathy in them. He motivated and inspired them to go higher and higher, not just in their practice but also in research activities.
The criticism against homoeopathy always made him irate. So he himself got involved in research. Using his knowledge of physics, chemistry, and electricity, he did his best to find out how homoeopathic medicines work. He authored several books on the modus operandi of homoeopathy, explaining the scientificity of our medicine.
He also wrote a simplified version of Organon, so that even a beginner can clearly understand the intricacies and implications of the aphorisms in Organon. He wrote a book on Materia Medica, which can be used both as a reference and as our daily guide during practice.
He urged all his students and budding homoeopaths to involve in research and explain the scientificity of Homoeopathy and prove its curability. The administration of Venkateswara Homoeopathic Medical College currently run by our Founder’s son Er.A.Sivasubramani, strives to keep his spirit alive in the institution and endeavors to promote research and development in homoeopathy.
Books written by our founder
- Human Energy & Homoeo Energy
- Guiding symptoms for confirmation of remedy
- Working of Body, Energy, & Cure of disease by Homoeo Energy
- Study of Organon of Medicine (simplified)
- How homoeopathy works
- Treatise on Homoeopathy
- Human Mind & Homoeopathy (New Approach)