Who is Ben Baba from Switzerland, An IT Professional Who Became a Hindu Sant

Ben Baba from Switzerland

Who is Ben Baba?

Ben Baba is 29 years old saint originally from Switzerland, and currently lives in India. Baba is also a web designer by profession. Apart from his parents, he also has a brother. His mother used to work at a yoga centre in Switzerland. He used to live in the same Yoga centre, and subsequently, acquired an interest in Yoga, Spirituality and Hinduism.

Why Ben Baba from Switzerland is so much famous?

Ben Baba used to earn about 10 euros per hour in Switzerland by web designing and other IT services. Baba has everything like home, car and a luxurious life, but his heart’s contentment was amiss. Baba declares that he read about Indian culture and yoga, and left Switzerland to pursue a spiritual path.

Ben Baba from Switzerland


Baba told that in the journey to reach here, whoever gave them whatever food he ate that to satiate his hunger. It is being told that Ben Baba speaks very good Hindi, but remembers Gayatri Mantra and Ganga Aarti by heart. . Sometimes he is seen walking on the banks of the Ganges. Baba remains barefoot not just while walking, but all the time.  Barefoot, he reached Haridwar after 25-days of walking from Kangra, Himachal.

Such stories are extremely inspirational as it epitomizes how inner peace is most important. Just like Ben Baba who had everything including comforts of life, but he gravitated towards  peace. Keeping his feelings ahead of comfort was a motivation. Let us tell you that this Ben Baba, who hails from Switzerland, has walked a distance of six and a half thousand kilometres. While traveling on foot, he crossed 18 countries from Europe including Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China and Pakistan.

Traveling on foot, it took him 4 years to reach India. Baba further explained that whenever he reached the country and whatever border was about to come, he applied for a visa in advance. Ben says happiness can never be brought with money. Happiness comes from yoga and meditation. Now he has left his old life behind and is rooted in spirituality and yoga. Ben is a nomad and doesnt not believe in owning things.


Ben baba in Haridwar, India


He neither has the money nor his whereabouts. When he feels tired of walking during his journey, he stops and find a place to rest for the time being.

On the journey, People who give him things to eat, he fills his stomach by eating those without having a choice of his own. People also jokes that he can speak Hindi better than Sonia Gandhi, who has been living here for amuch longer time than Baba Ben.

Devotees are also surprised to see Ben reciting the Gayatri Mantra and performing Ganga Aarti.


Ben Baba Personal information:

Country: Switzerland

Owned: Car, Home, and other Luxury items.

Profession: Web Designer and Spirituality.

Family : Father, Mother and One Sibling.

Monthly income: 1.3 Lacs to 2 Lacs INR/per month (1500 Euro to 2000 Euro).

Marital Status: Unmarried

Relationship Status: Single

Girlfriends: Not

Religion: Christian ( by birth) and Hindu( by heart).

Delhi Magazine Team

17 thoughts on “Who is Ben Baba from Switzerland, An IT Professional Who Became a Hindu Sant

  1. I advised to ben baba that if he want to achieve god than he should do kiryayog which is initiated in alhabad jhunsi ashram. He can see it in youtube.

  2. Really admired by your thoughts so near to internal peace and solace.I am retired a few months back from government job.I wish to have interaction with you Ben baba and want to do something constructive to be engaged and live peacefully

  3. Hi Ben baba, how are you ? I am Shashank from Mumbai. I see ur video and ur story. I proud of you. I want to talk with you or meet you . Please contact me . My email id shashankbhir@gmail.com or my WhatsApp no +919833487367
    Ur friend

  4. I admire him. Great.
    He should be extra careful about corona pandemic. He should go where there is no corona. No point in coming to cities.

  5. Dear loving Bana..
    You are most welcome to India.
    I m proud and feel amazing to say that I have not seen such wonder journey you did to come our india by any one..
    I m from Bhopal MP and wants to meet you.
    I’m inviting you to come for Narmada River Parikram..
    The Only river in India , the people go for parikram..
    And oldest one than Ganga River as per history of India…
    Namaskar… Vande Matram

  6. I want to meet this person. 2 years back I had written a novel based on my uncle’s experience of walking from England to India. He had to walk down because of second world war in Europe. This Baba story has fascinated me and thus I would like to meet him. Can you please tell me where I can meet him? Please send me his contact number if he has.

  7. Very happy to read about wonderful journey, hope you are well and enjoy what ever you intend to do in the future, my best wishes for your future endeavours.
    Hope to hear from you about your adventures in detail as I am a ardent fan and hope to join you in your future adventures journey
    Well wisher

  8. Ben Baba is more inspiring than virtually any modern day spiritual leader. Koti koti pranam…….my hand is already hurting. Ben Baba’s feet are not hurting

    1. Highly inspired by the determination of Ben. He is so devoted to spiritual search that one marvels. Not a joke, walking barefoot from Switzerland to India. I salute him. He is 29 and me 60. Will Ben consent to become my son so that I wash his feet. I believe many of my bad karma will spontaneously get washed away instantaneously. My Deepest heart felt blessings to this child – Great Ben

  9. I. Iike you aap bhoth bhoth ache ho muge bhi aapki trah bnana hai or aapko guru banana hai muge bhi snyas Lena hai muge Pura Mera bcha jivan aapke Sath Bitana hai plz aap se muge contact Katna hai or muse snyas Lela hai plz ur contact no

  10. My deepest heartfelt blessings to Ben Baba who travelled a long distance to come to India to learn .He is real saint god bless him abundantly

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