A.P. Velayudhan was born in a spiritualistic family and educated in a religious institute. He became a staunch rationalist opposed to religion and its related concept Astrology. He under took the study of the very subject just to prove it a farce. While its merits influenced him immensely, its inadequacies and inconsistencies induced him in to intense research for a decade. He developed a modified system based on his research. His new and scientific approach has made his predicitions more accurate. His discernible findings endowed him with a Hon Doctorate, amongst others.