This award is given in to memory of Rishi Charak (175 B.C.), a pioneer proponent & founder of concept medicine through incessant untiring research illustrated in Charak Samhita.
It award is given to the institution or individual(s) for the commendable or exemplary work and the outstanding achievement and/or research in the field of medicine-cum-Community Service.
It carries cash award of Rs.10,000/- with memento and certificate of achievements.
Padma Bhushan Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman & Managing Director, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Dr. Prakash Deo
Dr Abhijit Sonawane, Doctor for Beggars, Soham Trust, Pune
Ruby Hall (Hospital), Pune
Dr. Arun Bal (Diabetology Specialist), for his research and achievements in Diabetic foot.
Shri Jagannath Shinde, President, Maharashtra State chemist & druggists Association.
Shri K V O Jain Manav Kalyan Kendra Mumbai For Outstanding work in the field of Surgeries & dispensing of the medical assistance to the needy & poor.
‘Padmashree’ Vaidya Prof. Suresh Chaturvedi, B.I.M.S. Ayurvedacharya M.A.M.S., D.Lit. (Specialist in Chronic Diseases) & Consulting Physician, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai.
Prof. Shri. Ram Harsh Singh, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Dr. Mohinish G. Bhatjiwale, Neuro-Surgeon, Mumbai
Dr. Sandhya Kamath (Physician) Dean of the Sion LTMG Hospital and Medical College, Mumbai
Dr. Asha Kapadia, M.D.(U.S.A.), DABP, Mumbai
Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai
M/s Hafkine Training & Research Institute, Mumbai
Swami Ramdeo Maharaj, Divya Yog Mandir, Kankhal, Haridwar
Dr. Farooq Udwadia, Mumbai
Dr. Prashant Chhajed, Mumbai
Dr. Hemangini Potnis, Ahmednagar