The Suvarna family


M.D. Suvarna with Bhagavan Nityananda

M.D. Suvarna was a press photographer with Illustrated Weekly of India. In mid-1954 he was introduced to Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri. He became one of his disciples and Bhagavan gave him his blessing to take photos of him, as long as he never asked him to pose. Sri Suvarna took all of the famous photographs of Bhagavan Nityananda and also shot a 16mm film and recorded his voice.

His son, Niranjan, follows in his father’s footsteps as a devotee of Bhagavan Nityananda. He runs his father’s Foto Corner in Mumbai and has produced beautiful collections of books and photos of Bhagavan Nityananda. Recently, he produced a 3 hour documentary on Bhagavan Nityananda’s life called Sadguru Nityananda.