Yogikumar Dr. Bollaarapanda Achaiah
Born to parents Bhupavarma and Ponnamma between the years 1900 and 1905 A.D. in the village Benguru, half-way between Madikeri and Bhaagamandala
between the years 1900 and 1905 A.D
Not much is known of his life since he left Benguru until his arrival at Rayadurga, Andhra Pradesh, in 1938. One surmise is that he studied in Madikeri and Gen. Thimmaiah was his contemporary. Later he studied medicine at Madras.
During that period he mastered both yoga and medicine. He kept yoga with himself, but practiced medicine under the name Yogikumar Dr. B. Achaiah. Was practicing mainly Homoeopathy.
His Guru is said to be Shivashankaraananda, who or what it is remains unclear. He salutes as though it is a principle, not a person.
These are the only known facts of his early life.