Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 -- Dr PK Warrier, who popularised Ayurveda, died in Kerala's Kottakal on Saturday a month after celebrating his 100th birthday on June 8, his family said. Decorated with the country's third and fourth highest civilian awards -Padma Bhushan in 2010 and Padma Shri in 1999 - Warrier was also a freedom fighter. He was known as a connoisseur of arts, an author and a teacher.

Warrier remained the managing trustee of Kottakal Aryavaidya Sala till his death. He took over the family-run company at a young age and made Aryavadiya Sala a well-known brand.

The youngest of six siblings, Warrier was born in 1921. He joined the freedom movement while he was still in college. He dropped out to join the Quit India movement on M...