(President- Hamro Swabhiman Trust)

Acharya Balkrishna Ji Maharaj is a distinguished figure in the field of Ayurvedic Science, serving as a prominent source of inspiration for Traditional Medicinal Practitioners globally. Over the past two decades, he has played a pivotal role in the identification, authentication, and establishment of indigenous medicine at both the national and international levels. Acharya Ji’s commitment to holistic health is exemplified by his successful treatment of over 1.5 million patients with chronic and non-communicable diseases. Furthermore, he has mobilised a network of more than 1500 traditional doctors providing free primary healthcare to over 7 million patients annually, while 1 million volunteers deliver free Yoga sessions to an impressive 50 million individuals daily. In his pursuit of advancing health solutions, Acharya Ji guides research initiatives focused on developing and enhancing preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions through Indigenous Medicine Systems such as Yoga and Ayurved. His extensive literary contributions include authoring over 150 books, 170 research articles, holding approximately 41 patents rights, and editing 18 previously unpublished ancient manuscripts. Notable among his literary works is ‘Aushadh Darshan,’ which has achieved significant market success, selling over 10 million copies. Additionally, ‘The Science of Ayurveda’ has been published in 71 languages globally, disseminating Ayurvedic knowledge comprehensively. Acharya Ji’s dedication to strengthening the world’s traditional medicine system is evident in the ‘World Herbal Encyclopedia,’ a multivolume compendium detailing 60,000 medicinal plant species and featuring the world’s largest collection of medical plant paintings.

His commitment to biodiversity conservation is reflected in ongoing initiatives, including the establishment of herbal gardens, herbariums, and the ambitious project ‘World Botanical Dictionary.’ Simultaneously, he contributes to ‘Wealth of Food Crops’ and leads efforts in the identification of rare herbs, along with conducting vegetation surveys across India. Acharya Ji’s impactful research on Ayurveda and Yoga has earned him international recognition, placing him among the top 2% of global scientists, as per studies conducted by Stanford University, USA, and Elsevier, Europe. To propagate the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, he founded Patanjali Ayurved College and University of Patanjali, dedicated to advancing education and research in ancient Indian knowledge systems. Beyond his academic pursuits, Acharya Ji actively drives agricultural transformation through the ‘Patanjali Farmer Samridhi Programme,’ benefiting countless farmers. His generous personality is also reflected through the actions like helping the nation in emergency needs like Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, providing free shelter, food and education to orphan children and free OPD services at Patanjali Yogpeeth. With his humanitarian attitude, Acharya Ji continues his phenomenal journey making breaking world records, earning prestigious awards, and uplifting humanity through advancements in medicine, lifestyle improvement, sustainable agriculture, and the preservation of nature’s gifts through literature and a holistic living approach.

Awards and Recognisation

Acharya Balkrishna Ji Maharaj's exceptional contributions and leadership in the field of Ayurvedic Science have been widely recognised through a series of prestigious awards and honors. These accolades serve as a testament to his profound impact on the realms of business, spirituality, and healthcare. Some of the noteworthy awards and recognitions include:

  • Lokmanya Tilak Award 2017: onferred by Tilak Smarak Trust on 1st August 2017, in recognition of his outstanding contributions.
  • Jashn-e-Youngistan Samman for Business Icon of the Year: Bestowed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 27th November 2017, acknowledging his significant role as a Business Icon.
  • Indian of the Year Business Category- 2017: Presented by CNN-News 18 on 30th November 2017, highlighting his impactful presence in the business arena.
  • Geeta Ratna Samman: Conferred by the Spirituality Consciousness Association in January 2018, recognizing his contributions to spiritual and conscious living.
  • Degree of Doctor of letter (Yoga) (Honoris Causa): Awarded by S-VYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) on 12th January 2018, in acknowledgment of his distinguished work in the field of Yoga.
  • Shalin Manav Ratna Award- 2018: Presented by Anoopam Mission on 01 March 2018, recognising his excellence as a humanitarian.
  • AIMA Managing India Award 2018: Acknowledged as the “Transformational Business Leader of the Year” on 18th April 2018, by the All India Management Association (AIMA).
  • Ganga Award: Conferred by Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, in June 2018, in recognition of his outstanding contributions.
  • Bheeshma Puraskar: Honored by Sant Shree Gyaneshwar Gurukul, Pune on 10th December 2018, for his exemplary contributions.
  • Degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.): Awarded under the faculty of Management by Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh on 01 February 2019.
  • UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award: Honored at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 25 May 2019, recognising his significant influence and contributions to healthcare in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

These accolades underscore Acharya Balkrishna Ji Maharaj's profound impact on various spheres of society and serve as a symbol to his dedication, leadership, and transformative contributions to the fields of business, spirituality, and healthcare.