Bhakti Narasimha Swami (formely Jagat Guru Dasa) was born in 1959. He is the first South African Sannyasi of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness – ISKCON. He Joined ISKCON in 1986. He was involved in the pioneering work of ISKCON Zululand under HG Kamsahanta Prabhu (ACBSP), he later got involved with pioneering preaching in Zimbabwe. He served as a book distributor in the early 90’s in Birmingham,UK. He served in South African Temples including Durban and Cape Town in the mid 90’s and was in East Africa, Kenya and Uganda in the late 90’s till 2003. He became a sannyasa candidate in 2005 and was initiated into the sannyasa ashrama in 2008. He is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and he travels and preaches in South America, Africa and Russia.