New Delhi, 21 June 2019: Marking the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Penguin Random House India announces the publication of the official autobiography of yoga maestro and spiritual guru Swami Ramdev, titled My Life, My Mission. Written along with senior journalist Uday Mahurkar, this is a one of its kind personal narrative of the life and times of the globally renowned yoga teacher. The book is due to release in August 2019 and is already available for pre-order on e-commerce websites.

A gripping tell-all about one of the most successful household names in India, My Life, My Mission addresses the major controversies, turning points and achievements of Swami Ramdev’s life. In this book, Swami Ramdev chronicles his life along with co-author Uday Mahurkar and tells readers about his journey from a small village in Haryana to the international stage.

Commenting on the publication of his life story, Swami Ramdev says, ‘I am delighted that my autobiography My Life, My Mission is ready for publication. I hope readers, fans, and followers from across the world will read it and be a part of my journey. I would like to thank my co-author eminent journalist Uday Mahurkar for helping me write my story and my publisher Milee Ashwarya from Penguin Random House India for publishing the book.’

This autobiographical account uncovers the trials, tribulations and triumphs of his life and provides insights into his childhood, his passion for yoga and good health, his friends and foes, and the Swadeshi campaign he spearheaded. A story of transforming a vision into a reality, it also highlights the journey Swami Ramdev’s venture, Patanjali Group of Institutions, to becoming a multibillion corporation and is considered one of the fastest growing company in FMCG in India with a turnover of about Rs 12,000 crores.

Co-author Uday Mahurkar says, ‘It was an experience of a lifetime co-authoring this book with Swami Ramdevji and being witness to his extraordinary journey. Few people have made as much difference to the lives of the people in independent India as him. I would like to thank him and my publisher Milee Ashwarya for this great opportunity.’

Milee Ashwarya, publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House India says, ‘After a few years of hard work and perseverance My Life, My Mission by Swami Ramdev and Uday Mahurkar is ready for publication. I feel delighted and excited today as we launch the pre-order of the book that captures the journey of Swami Ramdev from a village boy to a global icon. I would like to thank Swami Ramdev for giving us the opportunity to publish the book, and to Uday Mahurkar without whose tireless efforts the book would never have happened.’


About Penguin Random House India
Penguin Random House India is the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent, publishing over 250 new titles every year and with an active backlist of over 3000 titles. With a strong fiction and non-fiction list, it publishes across every segment including biography, travel, business, politics, history, religion and philosophy, lifestyle, cookery, health and fitness, sports and leisure, visual books and children’s books. The children’s titles are published under the Puffin imprint.

Penguin Random House India’s illustrious list includes Booker Prize-winning novels and winners of virtually every major literary prize, including the Nobel Prize, the Magsaysay Award, the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Several of PRHI’s authors are also recipients of the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest civilian honours.

Penguin Random House India is also the exclusive distribution partner for several leading local and international publishing houses in India and the sub-continent.

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