Born in Coimbatore Dr. Padmanaban Ranganathan visited Prasanthi Nilayam on invitation by Sri Sathya Sai Baba and stayed back, with the camera becoming a part of his existence. Dr. Padmanaban was Sai Baba’s personal photographer from 1984 to 1990. This
experience gave him the insight and the opportunity to explore the life of Baba in both words and photographs.
A man of varied interests, he had since founded the Sai Towers in 1990. He began distributing and then publishing books on Spirituality and Sathya Sai Baba. In 1999 he introduced Sai Towers Publishing
and established Sai Towers Brindavan Hotel in Whitefield, Bangalore in 2000.
Authored Love Is My Form Vol I - The Advent (2000), a biographical series on Sri Sathya Sai Baba. A six hundred pages large format researched art book on the first twenty five years of the life
of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, documented with restored photographs, letters and other testimonials of great archival value.
Also authored Prasanthi Guide (1995; Second Edition 1999); Compiled and edited Cricket for Love (1997); authored a series of books on Sri Sathya Sai Baba: Stories for Children (2006)
35 years of experience in the publishing and hospitality industry, Padmanaban is a recipient of four major business awards from prestigious New Delhi-based organizations.