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KARE Team

Prakash Kalmadi Dr. Prakash Kalmadi
M.B.B.S. F.A.G.E (Man.)(Medical Director)
Dr. Prakash Kalmadi, a Doctor of Western Medicine has practiced medicine for more than 35 years. He experienced the efficacy of Ayurvedic Treatment in his own personal life which brought about dramatic transformation in his health. Hence he collaborated with Dr. Srinivasan Nair, the century old CNS Chikitsalayam in Kerala to start KARE. Dr. Kalmadi considers himself the first patient (guest) of KARE.

Dr. Kalmadi's belief in KARE Philosophy is reflected in his day to day actions and is a motivating factor for his staff. He is also passionate about Iyengar Yoga, not only as a practitioner, but also as a teacher of Iyengar Medical Yoga in the treatment program at KARE.



Ragini Kalmadi Mrs. Ragini Kalmadi
Looks after the aesthetic interiors of the Retreat may it be residential rooms of the guests or the therapy rooms. Being a psychologist she also boosts of the morale of the staff when they get over stressed with work, and also interacts with the guests to make their stay more pleasant .She is also the brain behind the culinary expertise of the retreat.



Ratanlal Shah Mr. Ratanlal Shah
Mr. Ratanlal Shah may have a 76–year young body – but has spent a lifetime practicing Iyengar Yoga, over 40 years in fact. At the age of 3 he displayed his interest in practicing Asanas. He is one of the most qualified yoga teachers from the Iyengar institute. He brings with him his rich experience, expertise with total dedication and devotion.

He was privileged to learn medical yoga from the Master [Dr.B.K.S Iyengar ] himself and developed into a professional yoga teacher. The tricky medical cases of illness are restored to health under his steadfast supervision, along with the Ayurvedic treatments here at KARE.



Dr. Rohit Rangappa Dr. Rohit Rangappa
B.A.M.S. | D.Y.A.
Senior Consultant

Dr. Rohit holds a B.A.M.S. Degree from Pune’s Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Deemed University and is well trained in pulse diagnosis. His family roots lie in the spiritual city of Varanasi, the home of gods. His all–consuming passion to study Ayurveda provided him the opportunities to be trained under great teachers. His expertise in Pulse diagnosis or Nadiparikshan astonishes one & all.



Dr. Roli Rangappa Dr. Roli Rangappa
B.A.M.S. | P.G.P.P. | D.Y.A. | P.G.D.E.M.S
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Roli Rangappa was born into a family of Ayurvedic Doctors that traditionally treated several Indian royal families of repute. Medical administration, teaching and guest relations are all part of her day’s work. She is a determined believer of the "Practice what you Preach" philosophy – and continued yoga asana–shirshsan (the legendary ‘upside–down’ pose) till the eighth month of her pregnancy. Dr Rangappa dreams of nothing short of spreading Ayurveda throughout the world, especially the magic treatment of Panchkarma. Dr Rangappa holds a BAMS degree from the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University and has attained post– graduate proficiency in Panchkarma from the Tilak School of Ayurveda.



Dr. Dhanraj Shetty Dr. Dhanraj Shetty
B.A.M.S. | M.S. (Yogic Science) P.G.C.P.K.
Sr.Resident Doctor

Dr. Dhanraj is a self–motivated doctor who always believed in the holistic approach of Yoga and Ayurveda. He brings to KARE experience in Yoga and Ayurveda. He is also a firm believer of Meditation therapies. His meditation sessions have calming and relaxing effects on the guests.



Dr. Sucheta Shirodkar Dr. Sucheta Shirodkar
B.A.M.S.
Resident Doctor

Dr. Sucheta is a young, compassionate and highly professional individual who has graduated from Muniyal Institute of Ayurvedic Health Science, Mumbai. She has been actively involved in the preparation of Herbal Oils and other herbal formulations. With a commanding knowledge in the field of Herbal plants she has been instrumental in organizing and planting herbs at KARE’s very own herbal garden.

Dr. Sucheta also manages other specialized treatments like Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Thai Massage & Aroma Massage at KARE.



Dr. Bindiaa Singh Dr.Bindiaa Singh
B.A.M.S.
Resident Doctor

Diet and cooking was Dr.Bindiaa's passion from childhood. Dr.Bindiaa is Doctor of Ayurveda who has specialized in Ayurvedic Dietetics. She excels in counseling our guests. She helps them appreciate the science behind the healing science of Ayurveda, and is adept at combining Modern Dietetics and Ayurvedic Principles.



Ankita Ankita
Front Office Manager
Ankita is our Front Office Manager with years of experience in Hospitality Industry. She’s known to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that no guest request is too small.