Prof. Dr. A.V. Srinivasan
Profile of Prof. Dr. A V Srinivasan, D.I.A., D.H.H.C., D.Litt, F.W.A.I.M:
Pujya Swamiji, as Prof. Dr. A.V. Srinivasan is reverentially addressed, is highly educated. He was conferred an Honorary D.Litt. by King’s University, USA, for his contribution in the fields of Philosophy, Social Work and Marma Chikitsa. [Marma chikitsa or therapy is an ancient and alternate system of treatment for ailments and this finds place in Ayurveda.] He was also conferred “National Humanity Award – 2017” for Dedication, Leadership, Support for Humanitarian and Human Rights by Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Forum and Divya Gunaratna Award by Swara Sourabha, Bangalore. Prof. Dr. A. V. Srinivasan, in recognition for His accomplishment and in depth knowledge of and expertise in Marma Chikitsa, was conferred a Professorship by the World Association of Integrated Medicine and has been given the Fellowship of the World Association of Integrated Medicine, New Delhi in 23rd November, 2017 and is a Distinguished Academic Advisor of the same. Prof. Dr. A.V. Srinivasan has completed many certificate courses in computer programming and applications. Pujya Swamiji is tech savvy and an expert in many software relating to media and especially finance-based software. Pujya Swamiji has completed various levels of training in Company Secretary Course. He has extensive experience in auditing, taxation and law, gained in his more than two decades of practice.
Prof. Dr. A.V. Srinivasan has been an ardent devotee of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi, since his childhood. Pujya Swamiji was under the spiritual guidance of Bhagawan Baba right from the age of five and he had several interviews with Bhagawan. He gained profound knowledge and understanding of Indian philosophy, deep spiritual insights and has attained realization at a very young age. In many of his interviews with Bhagawan, Bhagawan had always motivated him to take the path of social service. From his childhood days, Prof. Dr. Srinivasan was a devotee of Bhagavan and he had visited the spiritual abode of Bhagavan and had participated in many seva activities. In the past two decades he had undertaken seva activities in the areas of medical camp, food and clothes distribution, installation of cold water tanks and distribution of tricycles to the physically challenged persons.
At the instance of Bhagawan, Swamiji willingly renounced an illustrious career in Delhi and had moved to Puttaparthi, a spiritual abode in Andhra Pradesh to submit/surrender himself to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who initiated him into the noblest cause of service to humanity.
In his last group interview with Bhagawan in October 2009, Bhagawan had advised him to undertake a project in a rural locality of Karnataka, where the project should focus on the ‘personality of a person’ to facilitate and enhance the living conditions and quality of the lives of the people.
He was directed by Bhagawan in this connection, regarding the formation of the trust, and when and where to operate the project. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba had also suggested that Prof. Dr. A.V. Srinivasan build a hospital to cater to the medical requirements of the people.
Honouring Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s suggestion as god’s own command, Pujya Swamiji has constructed a hospital with 60 beds in Nelamangala, which would be on par with world class hospitals. God willing, He would like to equip the hospital with state of art technology with highly qualified doctors and professional staff who will serve with sincerity and with an attitude of service. The treatment will be affordable and in case of the poor and needy patients, it will be totally free.
The welfare of differently abled and intellectually challenged people being his primary objective in establishing the Trust, Swamiji devotes a lot of time for their care and training.
Leading a celibate life, Prof. Dr. A. V. Srinivasan is imparting spiritual touch to the lives of persons who come to meet him. He is uncomplicated and lucid in explaining the innumerable queries raised by people in Satsang; the answers and revelations many a time may even baffle and confound people, but they would innately agree with the apt and eternal ring tones of truth, contained in the answers. The transformation though imperceptible is inescapable.
Prof. Dr. A.V. Srinivasan has written a few philosophical books based on direct communication from Bhagawan on Vedas and Vedantas. Three of these are published and are available on the website of the Trust and two others are in various stages of editing. The published books are:
• • Brahmapadam
• • Margadarshanam
• • Premamrutam
The Managing Trustee firmly believes that the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba will take forward the avowed mission successfully.
Pujya Swamiji, taking upon himself the responsibility of raising funds and resources for the running of the Trust, for fulfilling the objectives of the Trust and provisioning for future proposals, is always active and on the move. Pujya Swamiji puts his heart and soul in all matters of the Trust and connects with all those people instantly who come to him for solace, succour or help in matters both spiritual and material. Swamiji makes himself available to all irrespective of caste, religion or standing in society, helping and guiding in many ways.
This is a very brief profile of a multi-talented, multi-skilled, enlightened person who has dedicated himself wholeheartedly to the service of society through charitable activities as well as the spiritual path.