Shuddhaanandaa "Baba" is the founder and president of Lokenth Divine Life Mission (LDLM). He is a former Professor of Finance at a University in Hyderabad, India. Baba renounced worldly life at age 26 to dedicate his life to the Divine. The essence of his teaching is grounded in the Vedic principle of "Atma-Kripa" -- "the grace of one's inner self" which is achieved through love for one's own self and expanding that to unconditional love for all beings on Earth.
He has been relentlessly working for the emancipation of women and children in the remote villages of India. He founded "Lokenath Divine Life Mission" in 1985 in worship of the Living God in all beings on Mother Earth. Today, more than 8000 children belonging to the street slums of Kolkata and hundreds of inaccessible villages in India are given free education with a spiritual foundation. More than 200,000 patients in rural villages and city slums are treated without charge at outdoor medical clinics and Mobile Medical Vans. The Mission is also leading the West Bengal, an eastern state of India, in forming Farmers Clubs to promote eco-friendly agricultural and village development. As of June 2002, his Mission is the pioneer in the state of West Bengal in the field of Micro-Credit, serving more than 700 Self-Help-Groups of 10,000 women belonging to more than 500 villages.
Baba has authored several books, including the Biography of his spiritual Master Baba Lokenath "The Incredible Life of a Himalayan Yogi", "Your Mind, Your Best Friend", "Creating Space for Celebration in life -- Clutter free Home Clutter free Mind" and "Words of Pure Bliss". The books have been acclaimed by thousands of readers all over the world as the transforming experience of their spiritual life.
He lives in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and in Mumbai, India most of the year and tours India and the world sharing the joy and bliss of his spiritual being. Though he says he is not a Guru, thousands in India and abroad love and respect him as their spiritual guide and see in him the embodiment of his Master, Mahayogi Baba Lokenath. (1730-1890).