Yogrishi Vishvketu was born under the birth name of Manoj Panwar in a traditional family and simple farmhouse, in the village of Ailum near Shamali (previously known as Muzaffarnagar).
The third among four children, he did not speak until the age of four causing his mother to fear that he was mute. His father, Dr. Sansar Singh Panwar, was a well known Ayurvedic doctor and spiritual practitioner.
Dr. Panwar was particularly respected for his selfless seva to local communities, providing daily medications for the miniscule amount of two rupees per person. His mother, Sureshvati, was recognised for her wisdom and many local women would approach her for advice on womens’ health matters.
Picture Caption: The late Dr Sansar Singh Panwar, Yogrishi Vishvketu’s father