Dr Jaya Prasada was born on 13th August 1948 in Lucknow. She graduated from Loreto College, with a Master’s Degree from the University of Lucknow. In 1981, she did her PHD on Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from the University of Rohilkhand. Prasada was the closest disciple of divine mother Sri Siddhi Ma, who inherited the spiritual legacy of Neem Karoli Baba. Her debut book is dedicated to her guru Sri Siddhi Ma and takes us into the life and times of the silent saint of Kainchi. Prasada lives between Kainchi Dham and her home ‘Teertham’ in Nainital, where Sri Siddhi Ma took mahasamadhi in December 2017.
She is an ardent photographer, a keen mountain traveller and likes to keep up with technology.