Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumari is the Director of National Institute of Siddha, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. Her qualification includes Masters Degree in SIDDHA (GUNAPADAM)/ Siddha Pharmacologist. She has 28 years of Professional Experience which includes 16 years of clinical experience and 12 years of academic experience. She has held various prestigious positions which includes, Chairman, Board of Studies (Siddha), Member – Board of Governors, NCISM, Member- Advisory Committee, NCISM for the survey of ASUS Female Graduates, Member- Senate, The T.N. Dr. M.G.R.Medical University, Member, State Planning Commission, Govt. of TN. Dr. Meenakumari was the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Siddha, NIS ,Chennai, Former Vice President, Journal of Indian Medicine, IM&H, Chennai-106, Member in Expert Committee (Siddha) for its approving the proprietary drugs and few others. 30 Articles written by her were published in peer reviewed Journals and currently as Director, NIS and pursuing Research Works in treatment for Covid-19 with Siddha Formulations. The Studies are completed and publication work is under process. She also guides for students in Dissertation works and minor projects.