Acharya Balkrishna
Founder & CEO, Pantanjali

In 2017, billionaire Acharya Balkrishna was listed as India's 8th richest business tycoon by Hurun Report India Rich List. Acharyaji is the CEO of Patanjali Products - पतंजलि उत्पाद- the fastest growing FMCG company in India.

Acharyaji is a versatile genius and a multi-faceted personality whose great knowledge of Ayurveda has turned the ancient practice of YOGA into a multi-billion dollar industry and put YOGA on the global stage.

Honored by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi as an "Ayurveda expert", Acharyaji has published more than 41 research articles in both National and International journals and has 31 patent rights. As the head of the medical institutions functioning under the aegis of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Acharyaji focused on the research and development of Ayurveda to make it successful with the modern medical science.

With a multi-crore business in hand, of which he holds a 94% stake, Acharyaji still doesn't take home a single penny as salary. Instead, he devotes his time practicing YOGA and overseeing the titanic rise of India's 2nd largest FMCG brand- Patanjali.
We're excited to welcome him to Chandigarh! Listen to him LIVE at TEDxChandigarh 2018 Conference on January 21, 2018.