AiR was born on 15th October 1966. At the age of 16, he embarked on a journey of achieving success. Kids Kemp, Big Kids Kemp and finally, the fantasy land of Kemp Fort, he set the trend of bringing hospitality, entertainment and retail together. Moving from one milestone to the other in a short time, AiR made millions after millions in this achievement of success through his retail empire, thus creating one of India’s largest success stories in modern retailing.
At the age of 30, he pondered “Is life all about making millions?” From 1996 to 2006, his mind was engulfed in a constant battle of thoughts: whether life should be about “Making Money” or “Making A Difference”?
AiR lived from the age of 40 to 48 pursuing his humanitarian, Inspirational and spiritual goals. He believed that he was the happiest man and life would go on and on until one day, the spiritual grace created the curiosity in him to ask the following questions:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- What is the purpose of life?
- What happens after death?
- Does the law of Karma work?
- Is the reincarnation doctrine real?
- Where is God? Who is God?
- Does heaven exist?
All these questions pushed him into a quest, a Talaash, to find the deeper meaning of life and to get answers. A staunch devotee of Lord Shiva for 40 years, fasting every Monday, he was blessed with all the answers, he relentlessly searched for, in less than 2 years. He realized the true meaning of life. With this self-realization, he then metamorphosed into AiR – living as soul and not the Body, Mind & Intellect.
AiR’s life has been dedicated to reaching out and helping people to eradicate the ignorance that we live in. While the Truth is the Truth, our mind still resists from accepting it. Based on his realizations, AiR has published several books, written bhajans, blogs, quotes and poems and has taken up several other initiatives that can direct people towards the Truth like conducting AiR Spiritual Retreats and giving talks that help people evolve in their spiritual journey to realize the Truth. He is a TEDx speaker and is also invited to speak at several organizations like YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), Rotary Club, Lions Club, and at many corporates, schools, and colleges.