Nerur Ramanathan Panchapakesan was born into an orthodox family in Tamil Nadu. He is an ardent devotee of Pujya Guru Swami Dayananda and is also a devout follower of Swami Paramarthananda. In his desire to learn Bhagavad Gita, he attended all the discourses of the Acaryas of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam for thirty years. After serving in various industries all over India for more than four decades, he moved to the US and settled down with his daughter in Danville, CA. The study of Gita kindled his passion to gain adequate knowledge in Sanskrit and he pursued his study of Sanskrit in the USA. He is still engaged in teaching spoken Sanskrit and Bhagavad Gita for adults and children of San Ramon. He also teaches chanting of Sahasranamas and various other hymns through Skype. The children love to listen to the stories he narrates in Sanskrit, with a briefing in English. Recently, he was felicitated by the Mayors of San Ramon and Milpitas for his dedicated service to the community.