Prof. S.N Tripathi a reowned Ayurvedic physician was born on january 14, 1932 in Varanasi. His father Pt. Dev dutt tripathi was a royal Physician of the maharaja of banaras estate. Prof S.N Tripathi graduated (A.B.B.M.S) from BHU in 1955 with various distinctions and awards. He post graduated (H.P.A) from gujarat Ayurveda university, Jamnagar in 1959 and did his Ph.d in kaya chikitsa from BHU in 1973 under the supervision of padamshri prof. K.N Udupa, Director, Institue of medical sciences, Banaras Hindu university.