Born: January 1, 1943.
Degree: B.E., M.E., Ph.D. (Mech. Engg.)
After completion of his PhD from IISc, Dr Hongasandra Rama Rao Nagendra
moved to NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre, USA as Post-Doctoral Research
Associate in 1971. He returned to Vivekananda Kendra in 1975 to pursue human
engineering as against mechanical engineering.
He has been instrumental in co-ordinating the efforts of several people to bring up
a 35 Acres campus of scenic beauty twenty miles from Bangalore and 5kms from
Bannerghatta-Jigni-Anekal National High way. The campus is the developing Head
Quarters of S-VYASA with research as the main aim. Prashanti has developed into a
250 bedded indepth research center of yoga of international acclaim called
Arogyadhama including Surabhi – a Naturopathy and Ayurveda facility to treat
patients and promote positive health with . Prashanti also houses an intensive,
holistic 30 beds Cancer Care Center.