Roy and Company, Maharashtra’s oldest homeopathy pharmacy at Princess Street turns 127, established in 1889 by Vishweshwar Kulkarni, not a doctor by profession. The pharmacy was originally located at Khetwadi, near Edward Cinema, and moved to its current address in 1916.
Dr. Tejaswini Kulkarni, a fourth generation member of the Kulkarni family that owns and runs the pharmacy, told Mid_Day “So, we have tried to retain its old world charm in terms of decor. And, while we continue to to dispense authentic homeopathic drugs ranging from dilutions, mother tincture, Biochemic tissue salts and Bach flower remedies, we have branched out into more commercial products like toothpastes and shampoos to keep up with times. We also sell books on homeopathy,”
By the 1920s, the second generation comprising Vishweshwar Kulkarni’s four sons were initiated into the business. Roy and Company soon became the chief importers of Mesers B & T (Boericke and Tafel) of America and Schwabe of Germany.
Dr Cyrus Maxvell Boger’s treatise on homepathy called Boenninghausen Repertory was first published by Roy and Company in India.
Vishweshwar Kulkarni was the first to start manufacturing homoeopathic drugs in Maharashtra. He was also instrumental in starting the first Homeopathic medical college in the city, now known as CNPH (Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homeopathic Medical college) in Vile Parle.
Mahatma Gandhi took treatment from him when he fell ill during a protest rally at Azad Maidan.
We wish all success and progress to team of Roy and Company, Mumbai.
Dr. Anil Singhal, MD (Homeopathy)Homeopathic pharmacy Roy and Company turns 127 in Mumbai
by Dr. Anil Singhal, MD (Homeopathy) ( Author at Homeopathy Update )
Posted on March 6th, 2016 at 9:28 pm.
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