About our Chairman
Shri Chalasani Balaram Prasad, popularly called CBR, was born in Bhatlapenumarru village, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
Shri CBR grew up to be very determined in everything he took up. A farmer from his village who went to the Olympics inspired him to play sports. He suggested that joining the armed forces is the best way to continue in sports and participate in the Olympics. This took him into the Air Force.
After dedicating almost a decade of his life to the Air Force, he was presented with an opportunity to work for the Indian Railways. Initially, he had intended to leave the Air Force and accept this new job. However, due to certain disagreements, he ultimately declined the offer. At this point, he felt completely lost and unsure of his next steps.
Nevertheless, a man of his caliber, with an unwavering determination and resilience, does not easily give up. With the limited savings he had, he decided to venture into the poultry farming industry. It is often said that hardworking individuals only find success as their ultimate destination, and this proved true for Shri CBR. Over the course of the next two decades, he tirelessly worked to establish his poultry empire and increase his net worth.
Driven by a desire to give back to his homeland, Shri CBR made the decision to join the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh). This marked the beginning of his journey into the realm of selfless service for the greater good. For the following ten years, he wholeheartedly dedicated himself to serving his motherland. As a member of Seva Bharati, he actively contributed to the construction of a hostel specifically designed for young girls.
Shri CBR decided to work independently after serving for ten years. A significant portion of his finances was allocated to supporting athletes. He soon realized that many talented individuals gave up on pursuing sports as a profession once they entered college or secured employment. Witnessing this trend saddened Shri CBR, prompting him to take action. He made the bold choice to shut down his business in order to concentrate on nurturing athletes for India. Establishing a sports academy, he mentored many people of which more than 50 went on to win medals at both the national and international stages.
Prompt 1: Rewrite the text in a different way.
Shri CBR discovered his motivation and dedication to serving his motherland through the inspiring words of Shri G.D. Naidu. According to Naidu, India was once a great nation because its people were committed to giving back to society. Those who fulfilled their responsibilities towards their families also served the community, ensuring that future generations could continue the positive actions of their predecessors and learn from their mistakes. Exposed to these words at a young age, Shri CBR embarked on a path to contribute to the betterment of society.
In pursuit of his mission, he made the decision to close his business completely and establish a sports academy. He allocated a mere 3% of his savings for himself and his children, generously donating the remaining 97% to noble causes. To date, he has donated 350 acres of valuable land in Hyderabad and Vijayawada, which is worth approximately 800 crores today. Despite his selflessness, he ensured that his family’s basic needs were met.
Referred to as a ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose without Khakhi’ and a ‘Swami Vivekananda without Saffron robes’ by the people of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Chalasani embodies the essence of these two great figures. We are grateful to Lord Krishna for guiding him to endorse the Mission 5 Billion project and for accepting our request to Chair the Foundation.
The stature of this devoted servant of Bharat, affectionately known as CBR, is truly remarkable.
Anand Reddy, Director
Bhagawat Gita Foundation for Vedic Studies.