Born in Papanasam, Tamil Nadu to a businessman in the automobile industry. His father delegated him to the care of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi as a desciple.
Established the International Art of Living Foundation in 1982 which aims to relieve stress at an individual level, and to relieve disease and violence at a societal level. It works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Exponent of "Sudarshana Kriya", a rhythmic breathing ex ....