Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja
Shri Ekkirala Bharadwaja also called Acharya Ekkirala Bharadwaja or Sai Master by his ardent followers, born on 30th October 1938, had from the very tender age an inquisitive nature. A tragedy in his life made him seek truth and the meaning of life. After a decade of intellectual quest for truth he was converted by a profound spiritual experience at the Samadhi Mandir of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi. Thereafter, he devoted himself to a life time of intensive research into the lives and teachings of several Saints, travelling extensively and personally contacting many of them. After a life of incessant activity spreading the teaching of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi, he attained Mahasamadhi on 12th April 1989 at Ongole in the State of Andhra Pradesh.