Daaji, born in Gujarat in 1956, trained as a pharmacist in Ahmedabad. Starting in 1976, as a pharmacy student, he practiced the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga meditation under the guidance of Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur.
Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh, the Indian skipper and his wife, believe in the power of spiritual meditation, which they learned from Kamlesh Patel, also known as Daaji. Daaji is a spiritual leader, author, and the fourth in the line of Rāja yoga masters in the Sahaj Marg system of spiritual practice.
Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh visited his meditation centre in Chegur, Hyderabad, where Daaji conducted a ‘heartfulness meditation’ session for them.
“Rohit Sharma is a great example of what the human mind is capable of doing when it becomes focused. I am delighted that Rohit meditated with us. This should inspire many more to turn to meditation as a way of life,” Daaji had said at the time.
Who is Daaji, the spiritual guru who taught meditation to Rohit Sharma, and his wife Ritika Sajdeh?
Kamlesh Patel, also known as Daaji, is a spiritual leader and has been the president of the Shri Ram Chandra Mission, a non-profit organisation founded in 1945 and associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, since 2014.
Daaji is also an author and has written two books on the topics of meditation and spirituality.
Daaji later moved to New York after completing his graduation with honours from LM College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad. He lived in the US with his wife and his two sons and also earned a postgraduate degree after which he built a pharmaceutical business in New York.
Since 2003, Daaji has been working diligently for the Shri Ram Chandra Mission without holding any positions of profit.
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