Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya, a pioneer of spiritual renaissance was born on 20th September 1911, in Anwaklheda, Agra District. He scrupulously carried out the biddings of his Guru, a great Himalayan Yogi, since he was fifteen years of age.
He took part in the struggle for independence as a volunteer, went to jail a number of times and embarked upon the task of social and moral upliftment through spiritual means in 1935 with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi.
A sage, a visionary and a reformer, the Acharya initiated 100 points Yug Nirman Youjna, lived a disciplined life of devout austerity, visited the Himalyas several times and attained spiritual eminence.
The Gayatri Pariwar fraternity; Shantikunj Ashram—an academy for moral and spiritual awakening; Brahmavarchas Research Institute—which strives to synthesize science with spirituality and over 3000 social reform centers (Shakti-Peeths) are his greatest contributions to the modern world.
He translated the entire Vedic Vangmaya and accomplished a feat of writing more than 3000 books on all aspects of life.
The Acharya, Great devotee of Gayatri lived an ideal life for 80 years and voluntarily shed his physical sheath on Gayatri Jayanti 2nd June 1`990.
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