AiR - Atman in Ravi or the Soul in Ravi is an embodied soul whose only mission in life is to realize the Truth and help people realize the Truth.
He was born on October 15, 1966 in Bangalore, as Ravi V. Melwani. At a very young age, he mastered the craft of business and became a very successful businessman who revolutionized retailing in India with the stores Kids Kemp, Big Kids Kemp, and Kemp Fort.
After making millions, he realized that life is not just about making money. He shut down his business at the age of 40, transformed his life to RVM living by the RVM philosophy– Rejoice, Value Life, and Make a Difference. He set up the RVM Foundation and started doing H.I.S. work – Humanitarian, Inspirational, and Spiritual work. His mission was to “Make a Difference” in this world before his journey was over.
As a part of RVM's humanitarian initiative, RVM Foundation Hospital was set up in 1998 with an aim to provide free medical treatment and care to the poor, destitute, and needy. The hospital has no cash counter. From the current 250-bed hospital, it will soon grow into a multi-specialty, 1000-bed hospital for the poor and destitute. RVM Foundation also has its own destitute homes and orphanage that serve over 700 homeless and suffering residents, providing free shelter, food, medical care, and clothing.
RVM, through RVM School of Inspiration, has transformed the lives of many through his motivating talks, inspirational books and videos, and thought provoking quotes.
RVM built a Shiva Temple in the year 1995 in Bangalore, which is now known as the Shivoham Shiva Temple. Being an ardent believer in Lord Shiva for long, he has written and sung about a thousand bhajans – songs of devotion. He now believes that religion is just a kindergarten of spirituality, and we all have to go beyond religion to truly realize God.One day, his Guru provoked him to introspect: What is the purpose of life? Is life just meant to seek pleasures and to live and die without any purpose? What happens after death? Will we be reborn? Where is God? Several questions like these took him on a Talaash or a search for the truth. He gave up his life of Achievement and Fulfillment in search of the final peak of life: “Enlightenment”.After a few years of intense search in silence, deep in the mountains, he realized that we are not this body. We are the Atman, the Soul. He changed his name for the second time from RVM to AiR – the Atman in RVM (the Soul in RVM). He metamorphosed to AiR and gave up his entire life as RVM. He started the study of Atman, God, and Life.This led to several realizations that formed his new mission of life – to realize God and to help Seekers realize God.