SHARMA, PANDIT SHIV, Ayurvedacharya Ind., (Madhya Pradesh—Vidisha—1967): s. of Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma; b. at Taksal Simla Hills, March 12, 1906; ed. at Sanskrit School, Patiala and Ayurveda Vidyalaya. Patiala; m. Smt. Hemlata Sharma; 1 s. and 2 d.; Ayurvedic Physician; Ex-Chancellor, Ayurveda Vishwavidyalaya, Jhansi; Ex-Member, (1) Academic Council, Banaras Hindu University: (2) History of Science Unit, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; (3) Ayurvedic and Unani Academy, U.P. Government; (4) Committee on Establishment of an Ayurvedic University, Gujarat; (5) Committee for Re-organisation of Ayurvedic Education (Sampurnanand Committee), U.P. Government; (6) Committee on Applied Sciences, Punjab Government; (7) Board of Indigenous Medicines, Punjab (pre-partition); (8) Vyas Committee on Shuddha Ayurvedic Education, Government of India; (9) Kasturba Trust Medical Advisory Board, Wardha; Ex-Chairman, (1) State Faculty of Ayurveda, Bombay; (2) Committee for Prevention of spurious drugs: (3) Committee for Standardisation of the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia; (4) Committee for Formulation of Ayurvedic Courses of Study, Bombay State; (a) Ayurvedic Committee, Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation, Wardha; (6) Ayurvedic Parishad. All India Sanskrit Sahitya Sammelan, New Delhi; (7) Thesis Section, All India Ayurvedic Congress, Mysore Session (1930); (8) Aetiopathological Section, All India Ayurvedic Congress, Bikaner, 1932; (9) Therapeutic Section, All India Ayurvedic Congress, Shikarpur, 1933; (10) Health Section. Eighth International Aryan Conference. Hyderabad, 1954; (11) Philosophy Section, All India Ayurvedic Shiksha Parishad, Avadi (Madras), 1941; (12) Ayurvedic Section, Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Baroda, 1955: Ex-Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, Rishikul, Hardwar; Ex-President, (1) Board of Ayurvedic and Unanl Systems of Medicine, Bombay State; (2) Ayurvedic Seminar. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, 1966; (3) All India Ayurvedic Congress. Bombay (1938), Jodhpur (1939), Ghaziabad (1951), Indore (1952), Kottakkal (1954), Trivandrum (1955) and Kanpur (1965); (4) All India Ayurvedic Teachers’ Conference. Nagpur, 1938; (5) Punjab State Ayurvedic Conference, Sialkot; (6) First Bombay State Ayurvedic Congress, Bombay; (7) First Mysore State Ayurvedic Congress, Bangalore; (8) Third Himachal Pradesh Ayurvedic Congress, Simla; (9) Eighteenth All Orissa Ayurvedic Conference, Berhampur; (10) First Assam State Ayurvedic Congress, Gauhati; (11) Agragami Ayurvedic Sammelan (M.P.), Nagpur; (12) Vidarbha Ayurvedic Sammelan, Nagpur; (13) Maharashtra State Ayurvedic Congress (Silver Jubilee Session) , Bombay; (14) Jammu Vaidya Hakim Conference, Jammu; Ex-Fellow, Faculty of Ancient and Modern Medicine, Lucknow University; Ex-Senior Professor of Ayurveda, Dayananda Ayurvedic College, Lahore; was Chief Guest, All Ceylon Ayurvedic Practitioners’ Congress, Colombo (1955); Ex-Judge, Mangala Prasad paritoshik; Ex-Arbitrator, Shri Harjimal Dalmia Memorial Gold Medal and Purse Lahore; was Colombo Plan Adviser on Ayurveda to the Government of Ceylon; 1959; was Expert-Adviser (on Ayurveda) to various Public Service Commissions in India and abroad and a large number of States, including former Princely States; Honorary Personal Ayurvedic physician to the President of India; Honorary Secretary, Shuddha Ayurvedic Education Board, Government of India; Honorary Adviser on Ayurveda, Governments of Ceylon and Maharashtra; Member, Advisory Committee, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar; Convener, Panel on Ayurveda and other Systems, Planning Commission.
Social activities: Associated with most of the welfare projects sponsored, by the Rotary Club of Bombay as a Member and as a former Director and Chairman of the Fellowship and International Service Committees; associated with the welfare activities of MUNA (Maharashtra United Nations Association) and other religious and social bodies. i.e. Arya Samaj, Sanatan Dharma, Animal Welfare Association; working for the cause of the sick etc.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Golf (winner of several trophies).
Special interests: Social welfare, Ayurveda Rotary movement.
Accomplishments in letters, art and science: A life member of the PEN, has contributed widely to the leading literary and scientific periodicals of India and Ceylon; invited by UNESCO-SASCO to deliver an invitation lecture and by the Medical Faculty of Rochester University, New York, U.S.A., to lecture on “The Ayurvedic Medicine”. Honorary degrees, titles and awards: Padma Bhushan; Ayurveda Ratnakatra—Jagadguru Shan-karacharya of Dwaraka Peetha; Vaidya Ratna—Government of India (pre-Independence); Ayurveda Chakravarti—Ceylon; Vidya Varidhi—All India, Vedanta Sammelan (Pushkar); Ayurveda Martanda—Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya; Ayurveda Vrihaspati—Jhansi Ayurveda Vishwa-vidyalaya; Ayurveda Shiromani—Rishikula Vidya-peeth, Hardwar; Ayurveda Mahopadhyaya— Ayurveda Academy, Hyderabad; Pranacharya—Shri Indraprastheeya Vaidya Sabha Delhi; Pope’s Medal—from, H. H. Pope Paul VI; Saropa conferred at Gurudwara Patna Sahib.
Publications: The System of Ayurveda; An Introduction to Ayurveda.
Sports and clubs: Cricket, Tennis, Hockey, Badminton, Volleyball, Golf; Willingdon Sports Club, Bombay, Rotary Club, Bombay.
Travels abroad: U.S.A., Canada France, Switzerland, Italy, England and Ceylon.
Permanent address: “Baharestan”, Bomanji Petit Road, Cumballa Hill, Bombay.