Sri Narasimha Swamiji, apostle of Sai Baba of Shirdi, was born on 21st August 1874 at Bhavani in Tamil Nadu. He was named Narasimha. His parents were Sri Venkatagiri Iyer and Smt. Angacchi Ammal. Young Narshimha had his schooling at Salem and later did law at madras he started law practice in 1900. He became president of Salem municipality and member of madras legislature and acquired name, fame and wealth. In due course, Narasimha Iyer married Smt. Seethalakshmi and had by his marriage 2 sons and 3 daughters. There occurred in 1921 a calamity (Death of 2 children) in his home by which Narasimha Iyer was terribly shaken. This event led to far reaching results which made him give up legal practice and retiring from political life. This became a turning point in his career. He completed all pending responsibilities and totally gave up family life in 1925.

In 1925, Narasimha Iyer joined Bhagawan Ramana. As advised by the Master he practiced meditation in a cave for 3 years. He developed awareness within. He published a biography on Ramana Maharshi after collecting material from his devotees.

In 1928, when he approached Ramana Bhagawan to submit that he still did not get peace of mind, Ramana just said : 'I am not your Guru. Go westwards'.

From Ramana Bhagawan, he went to Hubli where he learnt Sanskrit from Siddharuda Swamiji for six months. From Hubli he went to Pandapur where he spent eighteen months learning Bhajans. Then he went to khedgaon to meet Narayana Maharaj. He was directed to Avatar Meher Baba but he had taken a vow of silence for life. From Meherbad he was directed to Sakori where Upasini Maharaj was living and who was guru to Meher Baba. All this took upto 1933 and Narasimha Iyer's search for a guru and seeking peace of mind was still a long way to go.

His meeting Upasini Maharaj at Sakori formed an important landmark in his career. He came face to face with a perfect master, who had shaped out as fine as he emerged after undergoing a very hard training under Sai Baba.

Even after staying in Upasini Ashram for 30 months Narasimha Swamiji was confused and peace did not dawn on him. He took a decision on 29th August 1936, the 'Sravan Poornima' day, to leave the Upasini Ashram and go back to Madras to stay with his son. As he left the precincts of Sakori on 29th August 1936, an old man accosted Narasimha Swamiji and advised him to visit Sai's Samadhi at Shirdi. It was around 11 a.m. when Narasimha reached Sai Baba's Samadhi on 29.8.1936. Sai Baba spoke to him in eloquent silence from His Samadhi. Sai Baba kindled the light in Swamiji. At last, he discovered his Sadguru. In 1939 he returned to Madras and started All India Sai Samaj with his office at Mylapur, Madras. He devoted all his time in spreading SAI's name throughout the length and breadth of India and if we knew SAI BABA today, it is because of him. He wrote several authenticated books on SAI BABA and for 20 years carried on SAI prachar. He attained Mahasamadhi on 19th October 1956 and he continues to live in SAI culture.

Shri.Narasimha Swamiji sitting in front of Nandadeep in Shirdi