Sir C.P. Srivastava

8th July 1920 – 22nd July 2013

Honoured Indian civil servant, international administrator and diplomat, loving father and husband to Shri Mataji.

Life and times of Sir C.P. Srivastava through Stories, Photos and Videos.

Chandrika Prasad Srivastava, KCMG (Sir C.P.) can only be described as a remarkable man, and it is hard to know where to begin when relating his extraordinary life.  He made a tremendous contribution to the international community and held many positions of public office during a distinguished career. As Sir C.P. supported his wife Shri Mataji, in Her tireless worldwide spiritual teaching of Sahaja Yoga, he credits Her as the visionary who inspired him with Her purity, tremendous strength and encouragement, thus providing the foundation for his work.

An honourable man, he exemplified unyielding integrity and morality in all that he accomplished.

This website is a tribute to this remarkable man.


Early Life
Born 1920 and was educated in Lucknow.
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Professional Career
From Indian civil servant to United Nations.
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Awards & Publications
Decorations, honours, awards & publications
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Diplomat and loving father and husband to Shri Mataji.
Read More "Memoirs"

Photo Gallery

Photos of early life

Born 1920 and was educated in Lucknow,

Photos of professional career

From Indian civil servant to United Nations

Photos of life with Shri Mataji

Miracle of transformation

Photos with Sahaja Yogis

Sir CP spent many enjoyable moments with Sahaja Yogis around the world.

Video Gallery

Portrait of a Living Legend

Highlights from the exceptional life of Sir C.P. Srivastava.


Speech at Sydney Meditation Program (2006)

A memorable occasion of wisdom and vision.

Speech at VIP Dinner Sydney (2006)

Sir C.P. addresses a special dinner at Burwood Sydney

A tribute – An extraordinary life (1920 – 2013)

Glimpses of Sir C.P.’s achievements and recognition.


Shri Mataji meeting Sir CP in 1946 and early days of Sahaja Yoga

Sir and Shri Mataji reminisce about early days.

Message for Sir CP’s Memorial

Various tributes to Sir C.P.

Tribute by Tolani Maritime Institute, India

A moving tribute by colleagues.


What I Have Seen: A Stress-Free Life

Sir C.P. Srivastava talks about Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

about Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Observations, support and encouragement.