Late Shri B M Kankanawadi during his service in Police Department had to go through an unfortunate episode of ill health of his wife. She had been consulted to a lot of Physicians for her survival and all gigantic efforts were futile. Amidst that, a Vaidya was consulted as a hope of Life, who examined the pulse and predicted that Mrs Kankanawadi would die on a particular day and time. Mr. Kankanawadi lost his wife as predicted by Vaidya on the aforesaid day. Though Shri. Kankanawadi was devastated by her death, he was able to see this science of life as exquisite knowledge to the society.
Untimely death of Mrs Kankanawadi was inconceivable and turned to be a beacon for then Karnataka Ayurveda Vidyapeeth Society’s Ayurveda College, Hospital and Pharmacy which is currently known as KLEU’s Shri B M K Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, PG studies and Research Centre. This inspiration and vision of Shri. Kankanawadi was a silver lining for Ayurveda which was on the trail of extinction. His robust determination made to establish Karnataka Ayurveda Vidyapeeth with the objective of revitalizing the science of Ayurveda, its utilization by society, awareness of health importance and entrepreneurship in Ayurveda for youths.