Swami ji was the first Satguru to start the teachings of Radha Soami faith. His actual name was Seth Shivdayal Singh ji. His parents were the followers of Param Sant Tulsi Sahib from Hathras, India. He was born with the blessings of Param Sant Tulsi Sahib on August 25, 1818 in Panni street, Agra (U.P.), India.
Sant Tulsi Sahib ji initiated him at the age of six. Sant Tulsi Sahib ji initiated him at the age of six. He practiced ‘Surat Shabd Yoga’ for 15 years and started satsang publically on Vasant Panchami (a spring festival) in 1861. This schedule continued for 17 years. Swami ji named his philosophy as ‘Satnam Anami’. His disciple Saligram ji popularised the title “Radha Soami”. Thereafter this philosophy was called ‘Radha Soami’. For 59 years and 10 months he liberated more than four thousand devotees through initiation. Among his devotees were males and females from different religions and castes. He left his mortal body on June 5, 1878.