Sri M – spiritual guide, social reformer and educationist – was born into a Muslim family on November 6, 1949 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. His transformational journey, from a young boy to a living yogi, is a fascinating story symbolized by single-minded discipline and dedication. He travelled to the Himalayas at the age of 19, meeting saints and sages, eventually gaining his spiritual fulfillment under the guidance of Maheshwarnath Babaji.
The Satsang Foundation – established by Sri M, is a meeting point for spiritual seekers of all persuasions. The key objectives and activities of the Foundation derive from the dual objectives of concern for mankind and the search for truth.
Over the years, his efforts as a social reformer and educationist have given rise to many initiatives that include:
Satsang Vidyalaya – providing free, high-quality, multi-lingual education to rural children from the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh
Satsang Rural School – Located in the hilly hinterlands of Ma Konda behind Satsang Nagar, the Satsang Rural School has an unique and innovative approach to education.
Peepal Grove School – a co-educational, residential school committed to providing an environment conducive to the in-depth exploration of knowledge.
Satsang Swasthya Kendra – to provide affordable yet qualitative preventive and curative health care to the people through holistic and comprehensive treatments
Manav Ekta Mission – for promoting inter-faith harmony and transcending religious, racial, geographical, cultural and ideological differences
Sarva Dharma Kendra – as a spiritual retreat to facilitate dialogue between religions and to serve as an experiment for mankind realising the essential unity of all religions
Walk of Hope – A 15-month long padayatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, led by Sri M, spanning 7500 kms across 11 states of India in 2015-16 for peace, harmony and tolerance
He is married and has two children. His autobiography, Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master – A Yogi’s Autobiography, is a bestseller. Based in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh (a three-hour drive from Bangalore), he leads a simple life – teaching and guiding the Satsang Foundation and Manav Ekta Mission.