Prem Pal Singh Rawat (now called Maharaji and in the past called Guru Maharaj Ji and Balyogeshwar) was born in India on December 10, 1957. He teaches inner peace by the use of what he calls "Knowledge". Groups that have helped him are the Divine Light Mission, Elan Vital (1983), and The Prem Rawat Foundation (2001).
His father was a guru (or teacher of religious matters) in India for three million people. Prem Rawat took over at the age of eight when his father died. Prem Rawat went to England and the United States when he was 13 years old, in 1971. He got married when he was 16 years old. In 1975, he had a fight with his mother and brother. They took over in India while Prem Rawat took over in America and the West. Now he lives in California and flies all over the world to share his "Knowledge" with people.
People who like him say that he teaches them how to feel peace by looking within.