Acharya Balkrishna

Acharya Balkrishna

Founder Secretary of Patanjali Yogpeeth

Brief Bio

He is a flagbearer of the ancient healing & lifestyle traditions of India and has made Ayurveda fashionable in the modern world. He is source of inspiration for Traditional Medicinal. Practitioners and working for the spectrum of indigenous medicine identification, authentication and establishment at national & international level.

Founder Secretary of Patanjali Trust, Patanjali Research that are leading organizations in India for revival of indigenous knowledge for complete wellbeing of human. His maverick entrepreneurship as Chairman & MD Patanjali Ayurved played a major role to build a global business around Ayurved with mass following.

Professional Experience

Work History

  • Patanjali University, Haridwar – Vice Chancellor
  • Divya Yog Mandir (Trust), Haridwar – General Secretary
  • Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, Haridwar – General Secretary
  • Patanjali Research Foundation – General Secretary
  • Patanjali Gramodhyog Trust – General Secretary
  • Patanjali Foods- Chairman
  • Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., Haridwar – Chairman & Managing Director
  • Yog Sandesh – Chief Editor
  • Vedic Broadcasting Ltd.– Managing Director
  • Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, Padartha, Haridwar – Managing Director
    Bhartiya Shiksha Board, General Secretary


He has published more than 330 Research Articles in various National and International Journals. Authored more than 200 books on Yoga, Ayurveda, Agriculture, Information Technology and edited more than 40 unpublished ancient

Ayurveda Manuscripts. One of the scripture ‘Aushadh Darshan’ has been sold more
than 10 million copies and in addition, ‘The Science of Ayurveda’ has been published in 71 languages across globe.

Industry Recognition

Famous magazines like ‘India Today’ (Nov 2009), ‘Outlook’ (Jan 2010) acknowledges him among the ‘Ten Versatile and Dynamic Young Men of India’ and ‘India Today’ (Oct 2020) listed him in `High & Mighty 50 Power People’. Acharya Ji also listed in `India’s 50 most influential personalities 2020’ by Yahoo. He is reported `India’s Third-Youngest Billionaire` by Forbes India Rich List 2020. Acharya Ji Honored with D Litt. (Yoga) (Honoris Causa) by S-VYASA and the faculty of Management by APS University, Rewa. For the first time UNSDG felicitated renowned people from across the world in health sector, He is Honored with `UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award` at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He enlisted among top 2% scientists across the world in a study by Stanford University USA and European publisher Elsevier in Sep 2022. ‘India Today’ (June 2023) magazine acknowledges him in “50 High & Mighty Personalities 2023”

Expertise and Topics

Areas of Expertise

He is a great scholar of Ayurveda, Sanskrit language and the Vedas. He Studied Sāṅkhya Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit language, Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī, Vedas, Upaniṣads and Indian Philosophy.

With the early age passion for plants, he is the most renowned & respected herbal expert. He Explored ‘Sanjeevani’, ‘Soma’, ‘Swarnakshiri’, ‘Swarnadraka’, space four rare and extinct ‘Aṣṭavarga Plants’ and has many initiatives for Biodiversity conservation, presently working for establishment of herbal garden & herbarium, working on ‘World Botanical Dictionary’, ‘Wealth of Food Crops’, identification of rare herbs & vegetation survey of India.

Upcoming Events

  • Topic : Ayurveda Revolution: Transforming Health and Wellness
  • Schedule : 3 Dec | 12:30 PM
  • Venue : Pandit Farms, Karvenagar, Pune
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