H. P. Salve, born in 1933, was known among Sahaja Yogis as Babamama. It is an Indian title of respect meaning "Mother’s brother". He was the brother of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the Mother, founder of Sahaja Yoga. Babamama was a qualified Chartered Accountant practising in Nagpur.
To the Sahaja Yogis in 80 countries worldwide, Babamama represented a tremendous father figure who had inspired so many with his humility, love and compassion.
He passed away peacefully on 28th February 2000.