SADHU PROF. V. RANGARAJAN, the Founder Trustee of the Academy, inspired by his Siksha Guru, H.H. Swami Chinmayananda, and mentor, Sri Guruji Golwalkar, entered into dedicated service to the Hindu cause over three decades ago and has shouldered important responsibilities in institutions like CHINMAYA MISSION, RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH, VISWA HINDU PARISHAD, SWAMI VIVEKANANDA MEDICAL MISSION and VIVEKANANDA KENDRA. He visited South Africa for the first time in 1984 to edit the YOGA LESSSONS FOR CHILDREN, a prestigious publication of the Divine Life Society of South Africa, on the occasion of Swami Sivananda Centeneary.
He also visited Mauritius and Reunion, carrying the message and mission of Mother Bharat to Her children in those distant lands. Lauding the work of Sadhu Rangarajan abroad, his Shiksha Guru, H.H. SWAMI CHINMAYANANDA, said, “We need such champions of Hinduism, who scream into the ears of the sleeping Hindus, reviving and revitalizing them in their hearty consciousness of their proud past”.
Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan received initiation from his Deeksha Guru, H.H. YOGI RAMSURATKUMAR Godchild Tiruvannamalai, on April 26, 1988. Since then he has been travelling all over the country and abroad, propagating the Ramnam Taraka Mantra in accordance to the command of his Master. He visited South Africa again in 1996 for the World Hindu Conference at Durban and since then made three more visits, setting up the centres of the Academy and spreading its work in that country.
Recent visits to South Africa
14 April 2011 to 11 June 2011
24 March 2012 to 4 June 2012
Homeage to Bhagwan Sathya Sai Baba by Sadhu Prof V Rangarajan