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N Veerasamy Naidoo JP

Dr N Veerasamy Naidoo was born in 1864. He was the son of Narayanasamy Naidoo and Ramanuja Ammal. He learned Tamil from the age of four from his grandfather, Kuppusamy Naidoo. He studied English at the Raffles School in Singapore and first worked at the lawyer’s office of Mr Cook. Unsatisfied in his job and drawn to the study of medicinal herbs, he decided to pursue an education in medical science and eventually worked in a hospital owned by Govindasamy Naidoo. He set up his own clinic called Indian Dispensary in Rochor Road and derived effective scientific and traditional treatments for a variety of new diseases. He was the President of the Hindu Advisory club and was conferred the title of Ju...