Biographies of Homeopaths

In Memoriam : Dr. Dharam Prakash Rastogi

In Memoriam : Dr. Dharam Prakash Rastogi

Dr. Dharam Prakash Rastogi July 8, 1939 – Dec 15, 2010

Prof. Dr. D. P. Rastogi, D.M.S. (Hon), Gold Medalist, M.B.S. Hom. (W.B.) 1972, D.F. Hom. (London) 1962, P-gr. (Glasgow), was born on 8th July 1939. He was a homeopathic physician with more than 50 years of clinical experience in classical homeopathy, who practiced homeopathy in consonance with the teachings of Hahnemann, Boenninghausen, Kent and Boger. He graduated from the Calcutta Homeopathic Medical College in 1958, obtained his post graduate diploma [DF Hom] from the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, Faculty of Homeopathy UK in 1962, and also attended a post graduate course at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital.

Dr. D. P. Rastogi had been the Principal of Nehru Homeopathic College New Delhi from 1975 to1984 and was later Director of the Central Council of Research in Homeopathy (1984-1999), Govt. of India, till his retirement in 1999. Prof. D. P. Rastogi had been teaching Repertory and Materia Medica to Undergraduate and PG classes since 1975 and acting as Guide and Examiner in several universities.

He has been appointed Professor Emeritus at Homoeopathic Medical College Beed, Marathwada University Aurangabad. He also established Boenninghausen Academy for Classical Homoeopathy in Gurgaon, to promote teaching of the Boenninghausen Repertory.

Dr. Rastogi authored Golden Tips by Masters, An Overview of Repertories for PG Students, Some Case Reports and Use of Indigenous and Other Remedies in Homeopathy as Home Remedies – all published by B. Jain Publishers. Recently, Dr. Rastogi had been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Homoeopathic Medical Association of India.

Posts held: Hom. Physician, Govt. of Raj (1963-67); C.G.H.S. (1967-72); Senior Research Officer and Asst. Adviser (Hom.) (1972-75); Secretary, Hom. Pharmacopoeia Committee (1972-75); Principal & Medical Superintendent, Nehru Hom. Medorrhinum College & Hospital (1975-84); Director, C.C.R.H. (1984-1999). Chief of the editorial board of the CCRH publications.


Dr. Dharam Prakash Rastogi July 8, 1939 – Dec 15, 2010

From Dr. Navneet Bidani

It is with great sadness that I write that our Respected teacher, Dr. D.P.Rastogi has passed away this morning. I pray to God to give the strength to bear this massive loss to Dr. Rastogi’s family and the entire Homoeopathic fraternity.

Dr. D. P Rastogi was indeed a legend, having passed out as a Gold Medalist from the Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College, and then further from London and Glasgow. Dr. Rastogi has painstakingly developed the academics in homoeopathy. He established the Boenninghausen Academy for Classical Homoeopathy to promote the teaching of Boenninghausen’s Repertory. He was Ex-Director, Central Council of Research in Homeopathy, New Delhi, India, and was the Ex-Principal, Nehru Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, New Delhi, India. All this is apart from being an Honorary Visiting Professor to a number of Homoeopathic colleges. Dr. Rastogi’s painstaking efforts, have given to Homoeopathy priceless works like ‘Golden Tips by Masters’, ‘Use of Indigenous Drugs as Common Remedies’, ‘An Overview of Repertories for PG Students’ and many more. His years of toil, relentless perseverance, has conferred upon him Awards like the Hahnemann Award-1995, Dhanwantri Award-1997, and more recently the Lifetime Achievement Award. A keen observer, a great listener and an embodiment of knowledge, ever ready to share, Dr. Dharam Prakash Rastogi lived true to his name-The Light of Virtue.

His writings will live with us and he will always be remembered for the great things he has done for our wonderful healing art. I, Dr. Navneet
Bidani, join with so many others who knew Dr. Rastogi in offering our deepest sympathy and condolences to his near and dear ones on his passing. May his soul rest in peace.

About the author

Katja Schuett

Katja Schutt, Msc, HP, DHM, PGHom, DVetHom, has studied homeopathy with several schools, amongst which David Little’s advanced course stands out as it offers a really deep insight into homeopathic philosophy and materia medica ( Her current focus lies in working with animals and studying history, the old masters, and research.

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