Yogrishi Swami Ramdev Ji
Yogrishi Swami Ramdev Ji was born to Smt. Gulab Devi and Shri Ram Niwas in a village of Haryana. He had his early education in a village school. At the age of 14 he was admitted to the Gurukul at Kalwa (near Jind, Haryana) where under the blessed tutelage of Acarya Shri Baldevji he studied Sanskrit and Yoga, and earned a postgraduate (Acarya) degree with specialization in Sanskrit Vyakaraṇa, Yoga, Darsana, Vedas and Upaniṣads, later he was very much inspired by the life and writings of Maharṣi Dayanand Saraswati and he thoroughly studied Satyartha Prakasa, RG Vedadi Bhasya Bhumika etc. Along-side the magnetism of Maharsi. Patanjali as an exponent of Yoga, Sanskrit Grammar and Ayurveda continued to exert its influence on him.He has explained in detail the benefits accruing from yoga in his two popular hindi books on the subject: 1. Yoga Sadhana evam Yoga Chikitsa Rahasya, 2. Praṇayama Rahasya.