Ananth learned his initial lessons from her actions. His father Shri Narayan Shastry was an upright railway employee who encouraged the spirit of inquiry. His illustrious relatives include Sir. M.Vishveshwarayya, the world-renowned engineer & the likes of Shri B. V. Raman a renowned astrologer.

For decades, he has been an ardent follower of the teachings of the Bhagawad Gita, which he believes is an excellent teacher of values. Everyday, he reads from the Gita, at least a few couplets before he starts out to work. This acts like a “pep pill.”