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Sri M Age, Wife, Children, Biography

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Wife: Sunanda Sanadi
Age: 74 Years
Hometown: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela

Sri M

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Birth NameMumtaz Ali Khan
Other NameSri Madhukar Nath
Profession(s)Yogi, Spiritual Guide, Orator, Educationist, Author
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Career
DebutBook: Jewel in the Lotus: Deeper Aspects of Hinduism (1998)
A cover of the book Jewel in the Lotus Deeper Aspects of Hinduism
Awards, Honours• 1st Temple of Understanding Interfaith Harmony Award (2016)
• 4th Dr Kalam Memorial Award for Creating a Liveable Planet (2019)
• Padma Bhushan (2020)
Sri M receiving Padma Bhushan Award from President Ram Nath Kovind
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 November 1949 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)74 Years
BirthplaceTrivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram), Kerela
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownThiruvananthapuram, Kerala
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesTravelling, Writing, Painting
Sri M in Switzerland
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseSunanda Sanadi
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Roshan Ali
• Aisha Ali
Social Media
Instagramsrim_official
FacebookSri M
TwitterSriMspeaks
YouTubeThe Satsang Foundation
LinkedInSri M

a photo of Sri M

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sri M

  • Sri M belongs to a Muslim family in Kerela.
  • Sri M has described in his autobiography titled Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master: A Yogi’s Autobiography (2010) that at the age of 9, he met guru Sri Maheshwarnath Babaji in the backyard of his home in Trivandrum. His journey to spiritual awakening began after meeting with his guru Sri Maheshwarnath Babaji at the age of 9.

    A painting of Maheshwarnath Babaji

    A painting of Maheshwarnath Babaji

  • At the age of 19, he left his home to search for his guru Sri Maheshwarnath Babaji in the Himalayas. He found Babaji at the Vyasa Gufa (cave) near Badrinath.
  • He then spent three and half years in the Himalayas after he found Sri Maheshwarnath Babaji.
  • He understood the meaning of the Upanishads, Hindu scriptures, and meditation from Maheshwarnath Babaji.
  • In an interview, he stated that while visiting Kailash with Babaji he was diagnosed with a type of mountain fever. The fever was later cured because a Yeti-like creature provided him with an herbal medicine at that time.
  • After returning from the Himalayas, he met many spiritual gurus such as Neem Karoli Baba, Laxman Joo, and Krishnamurti and also spent a lot of his time in the Ramakrishna Mission and the Krishnamurti Foundation.
  • Some of the books written by Sri M are Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master: A Yogi’s Autobiography (2010), Sri M: The Journey Continues: a Sequel to Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master (2017), The Upanishads: Katha – Prashna – Mundaka (2017), and On Meditation: Finding Infinite Bliss and Power Within (2019).
    a cover of the book Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master A Yogi's Autobiography
  • Sri M has described his previous life experiences of over 5000 years in his books.
  • In 1994, Sri M founded the Satsang Foundation, a charitable society based in Bengaluru, India. The foundation runs two schools in Andhra Pradesh known as The Peepal Grove School and The Satsang Vidyalaya.
    Satsang Vidyalaya
  • Sri M shares his knowledge of Yoga, Meditation, and Philosophy through his YouTube Videos and podcasts on the channel The Satsang Foundation created in 2014.
  • In 2015, Sri M walked from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and covered a distance of 7,500 km on foot. The initiative was called Walk of Hope, where several travellers followed him to restore the spirituality of the nation.

    Sri M with travellers in the Walk of Hope

    Sri M with travellers in the Walk of Hope

  • In 2015, he had a meeting with Narendra Modi.

    Sri M with Narendra Modi

    Sri M with Narendra Modi

  • Sri M had visited several saints across south India such as Bhagwan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, Yogi Gopala Saami, Kaladi Mastan, Swami Abhedananda, Chempazhanti Swami, Swami Tapasyananda and Mai Ma.
  • In 2021, he became the Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.
  • He follows the Nath tradition of Hinduism. He stated in an interview,

    No religion becomes meaningful if it is not compassionate. Simply going to temple, mosque or church will not make one religious”