Dr. M.G. Prasad is a spiritual disciple of yogi-seer Sriranga Sadguru, founder of Ashtanga Yoga Vijnana Mandiram, Mysore, India. Dr. Prasad is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He is a Fellow of four professional societies namely the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Noise control Engineering (USA), both the Acoustical Societies of America and India.
He is a member of the advisory board of the office of religious life at Princeton University, New Jersey. He is a member of the advisory board of Educator’s Society for Heritage of India, New Jersey. He has written four books on Hinduism. He was the chairperson of the education committee and a former trustee of the Hindu Temple and Cultural Society, Bridgewater, New Jersey. He was the coordinator of the Hindu group at the inter-faith prayer during the 50th anniversary celebrations of United Nations in New York, in 1995.
He has lectured on Hinduism at various places including universities such as MIT, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Rutgers, and Stevens etc. Dr. Prasad has received several research and cultural awards including, “Distinguished Community Award” by the Association of Indians in America, New York Chapter in 2008, “Vishwa Hindu Ratna” title from the Forum for Hindu Awakening, USA in 2009 and “Bharat Gaurav Award” by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India in 2010. Dr. Prasad’s activities can be seen on www.taranga.us