D.K.Hari hails from Kanchipuram in South India, the other ancient, silk, scholastic and spiritual city of India like Kasi, i.e. Varanasi.
Born and brought up in Chennai, D.K.Hari had his schooling in Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, then graduated in Commerce from Madras Christian College, Chennai and did his post graduation in Business Administration from P.S.G College of Technology, Coimbatore.
From the days of his youth, he has been a pillar of support to his father, D.K.Srinivasan, a successful social entrepreneur, in the establishment, fund raising and management of various social service organizations, primarily in the field of healthcare and education along with other community domains, all of which shaped him to think and work for larger interests of humanity.
After managing his family businesses in various verticals such as Oil and Gas and FMCG supply chain for 8 years, for the next 12 years, he went on to establish the brand and sales network for a building industry product, both in India, as well as overseas.
Subsequently, leaving his professional career behind, he chose to follow the larger calling in his life - of collating the ethos as well as knowledge of the ancient Indian civilization, which were key to its sustained prosperity for millennia, with a hope to transmit it to the present and future generations across the world, to enable them to appreciate, imbibe and emulate, not just the practices but the essence of the sustaining practices of the ancients.
It has been an endeavour instigated through sincere questioning – a temper perhaps influenced by his schooling days in Rishi Valley.
Besides working on the compilation and dissemination activities of Bharath Gyan, D.K.Hari also functions as the Managing Trustee of Bharath Gyan.
He also serves on the board of various socially committed organizations such as,
1. Hindu Mission Hospital – a 220 bed, charity based, multi disciplinary hospital in Tambaram, Chennai
2. Valluvar Gurukulam – a school for educating first generation students in Tambaram, Chennai.
3. Prof. K.V. Sarma Research Foundation, Chennai – for research into manuscripts and traditional knowledge of India
4. Sri Narayana Yoga Universal Trust- Vedanthangal
5. SDNB Vaishnava College for Women- Chrompet, Chennai
6. Dakshina Chitra – a heritage village in Chennai