It is no exaggeration to say that Pujya Acharya Ekkirala Bharadwaja, who is fondly called as ‘Master’ is known to every Sai devotee. Inspite of being born in theistic and traditional family, Master E.B. doubted the very traditional doctrine and continuously indulged himself in the Quest for Truth thus setting an ideal example to both the theistic and atheistic sessions of the society. In his quest for Truth, he analysed modern science and proved the existence of God in a scientific manner and thus became a bacon of light to the students of the present day and to the very system of education. His works in Telugu viz. "Edi Nijam" (What is reality?), "Matham Enduku?" ("Why Religion"), Vignana Veechikalu ("Waves of Scientific Knowledge") amply prove that the moral and spiritual values can be imparted to the youth even through Scientific Education of today.
Acharya E.Bharadwaja was born on 30th October 1938 and was a post-graduate in English literature. After a decade of intellectual quest for Truth, he was converted by a profound spiritual experience at the Samadhi Mandir of Sri Saibaba of Shirdi. Thereby he left Indian Administrative Service(IAS), which is a highly respected position in the society and took a poistion as Lecturer of English literature for the ease of spreading his master's teachings. Thereafter he devoted himself to a lifetime of intensive research into the lives and teachings of several saints, travelling extensively and personally contacting many of them.
Like many other great men he also insisted on the necessity of a Sadguru to direct one smoothly in the spiritual path. The culmination of all this is a series of books on Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi and many more great saints. He says, Sai Baba of Shirdi is the matchless saint, is a blend of all religions and is the answer to all the questions of present day and spirituality. Other books that explain and prove existence of God in a scientific manner and the necessity of resorting to a Sadguru are also invaluable. His writings are getting translated into several other languages of the world.