KAMLESH D. PATEL
Kamlesh D. Patel is the current President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission as well as the managing trustee of the Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation.
Like the Sahaj Marg spiritual guides before him, he does not like to be called ‘Guru’ or ‘Master’, reminding us that the only real Guru is God. He is a spiritual guide whose only interest is to serve humanity. He is unassuming and a private person, without any need for fame or the limelight. He has asked his followers to continue to call him Kamlesh bhai, meaning brother Kamlesh.
Kamlesh bhai was born in Gujarat, India. He graduated from Ahmedabad University with honours in pharmacy, and moved to the US where he established himself successfully as a pharmacist in New York City. He is married and has two sons.
His craving for spiritual evolution started in childhood, and lead him while still a student to the feet of his teacher, Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur (Babuji), the Founder-President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. He embraced the Sahaj Marg practice with great enthusiasm and devotion and continued to serve in different roles under the guidance of Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari, Babuji's successor and the second President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission.
He has excelled in both the material life and spiritual life, and encourages the youth of today by telling that the purpose of life is to excel in everything that we do.
Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari announced Kamlesh D. Patel as his successor in October 2011. On the 20th of December 2014, Kamlesh D. Patel became the spiritual guide of Sahaj Marg system and the President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission.