Bharat Bhushan (yogi)

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Bharat Bhushan (Yogi)
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Guru Bharat Bhushan
Born 30 April 1952
Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Yoga Guru
Known for Yoga, Body Building and Social work

Bharat Bhushan (born April 30, 1952) is an Indian yoga teacher and winner of the Padma Shri for literature and education in 1991.[1]

Born at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), Bharat Bhushan is the first recipient of the coveted "Padmashri Award" given by the President of India for his contribution to yoga.

He believes that yoga is the best solution to individual, social and international problems as it deals with the mind.


In 1971, Bhushan founded a yoga centre, Mokshayatan International Yogashram, at an early age of 20. Having travelled a lot, he has been sharing his experience and expertise in yoga with Indian as well as foreigh enthusiasts on different TV channels since 1978.

Bhushan has worked with the Indian armed forces, industries, scientists, schools, colleges and people of different religious faiths. Widely acclaimed, Bhushan is popularly known as 'Grihastha Sanyasi' claiming that yoga is not just a means to physical fitness, but a life style leading to mental alert, spiritual enlightenment and social well being. He also lay emphasis on the practicing side of Yoga rather than a subject of discussion. He believes that yoga is the best solution to individual, social and international problems as it deals with the mind. As per the available information he has won the award of first vegetarian Mr Delhi, Mr Muscles Man, Mr. India, Pratap Shri of India and Arjun Shri titles in body building. He is also honored with Awadh Samman- "life time Achievement Award" by Zee news & U.P. Government and "life time Achievement Award" for significant contribution to Health Care profession given by AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Science)& AYUSH Ministry of Health.[2]

He is involved in a wide-range yoga campaign called "Jago Bharat Dhyan Yog andolan" in collaboration with Zee Network.[3]

Jago Bharat Dhyan Yog Andolan[edit]

He is involved in a wide-range yoga campaign called "Jago Bharat Dhyan Yog Andolan" in collaboration with Zee Network. Zee Network with an aim of “Enriching Lives” and helping people to lead a happy and healthy life, joined hands with "Padamshree" Yogiraj Bharat Bhushan, the only Yog Guru in India felicitated by the Government of India with “Padamshree” for his contribution in the field of YOGA. The program is aimed at helping people realize the innumerable benefits of Yoga and also learn the right techniques of Yoga & Meditation. Under this banner of Jago bharat, bhushan ji conducted yoga, meditation & lifestyle related camps world wide with the motive to introduced the correct and right form of Indian traditional yoga & bring awareness among youth that yoga is not only for elders but it is beneficial for youth and children's as well. [4]

First International Yoga Festivals[edit]

Bhushanji helped, initiate and conduct the first International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh. Initially U.P. government started this event at ganga Kinare hotel rishikesh but due to gaining popularity and increase in numbers of foreign participants it was shifted to parmarth niketan ashram rishikesh because Bhushan ji want this event is to reflect the traditional Indian form of yoga & their students should learn this art in the atmosphere suitable for this art with out much luxury & five star facilities.[5][6]

Body building[edit]

He was one of the leading body builders of India & won almost every state award in body building & finally won Mr. India. His specialty was he join both yoga & body building. He was first vegetarian Mr. India.[7]


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