Spiritual guide, social reformer and educationist, Sri M’s transformational journey – from a young boy to a living yogi – is a fascinating story. Born on November 6, 1949 into a Muslim family as Mumtaz Ali Khan in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Sri M’s spiritual transformation was initiated at the age of nine by his future Master, Maheshwarnath Babaji. At nineteen, he embarked on a journey to the Himalayas – seeking a true Master.
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 - which is a co-educational, residential school committed to providing an environment conducive to in-depth exploration of knowledge.
Satsang Swasthya Kendra - provides affordable yet quality health care to people through holistic and comprehensive treatments
Manav Ekta Mission - promoting inter-faith harmony that transcends religious, racial, geographical, cultural and ideological differences
Sarva Dharma Kendra - a spiritual retreat to facilitate dialogue between religions and a forum for realising the essential unity of all religions
Walk of Hope - A 15 to 18 - month long padayatra in 2015-16, from Kanyakumari to Kashmir , spanning 7500 kms across 11 states of India 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.
A personal appeal from Sri M to join in the Walk of Hope 2015 - 16