Between the founding of Kaivalyadham in 1924 and India’s independence in 1947, Swami Kuvalyananda worked tirelessly to advance yogic studies. His work quickly became recognized by India’s leaders. In the late 1920s Mahatma Gandhi summoned Swamiji to treat him for certain ailments and to advise on exercise and diet. Swamiji spent several days near Bangalore with Gandhi, and afterward kept up a regular correspondence with him.
Jawaharlal Nehru came to visit (1958) with his daughter, Indira Gandhi. Researchers in the United States and Eastern Europe also took notice early on.