Acharya Balkrishna was in Haridwar. His parents are natives of Nepal, but his father was working in Haridwar when Balkrishna was born. He joined Kalwa Gurukul, Haryana in 1988. Here he met the person widely known today as the Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev. They soon developed a bond that shaped their destiny. After Balkrishna completed his post-graduation in Varanasi, he travelled across India to study plants and their medicinal value, a key element of Ayurveda.