Prof Kittu Reddy was born in the Anantapur
district of Andhra Pradesh in 1936. He is the nephew of Late Sanjiva
Reddy, the former President of India.
At the young age of 5 he was taken to the Sri
Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry by his parents. Brought up in the
spiritual ambience of the Ashram, he has lived there ever since. He
had all his education at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of
Education from where he graduated in 1957. In 1958, he started
teaching at the same Centre, first at the school level and later
from 1969 at the College level. His subjects today are: The
Foundations of Indian Culture, Political Science, Social Science,
and History. It must be mentioned that all these subjects are taught
in the light and vision of Sri Aurobindo. He has also been in the
administration of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of
Education from 1958 to 1976.
In 1987, he came in contact with the Indian
Army and has been giving talks to the Indian Army on Motivation and
Leadership and the Mission of India.
In 1994, at the request of General BC Joshi
who was then Chief of Army Staff, he moved over to Delhi for two
years to help him in his work. He was appointed Adviser to the Army
Welfare Education Society. AWES is the organisation that looks after
Army Schools. He was also assigned the task of writing capsules for
the training institutions of the Army from the induction stage till
the rank of senior officers with the intention of introducing
spirituality as a motivating factor. He has also worked closely with
the Army Schools and is at present a founding member of the Academic
Advisory Council of AWES.
After the passing away of General Joshi, he
worked closely with General Shankar Roy Chowdhury when he was the
Chief of the Indian Army. Since then he has been in close touch with
the Armed Forces and has conducted workshops for the Indian Army,
Navy and Air Force. These workshops deal with Motivation,
Leadership, and the Indian nation. They have been held both in
Pondicherry and at various training centres of the Armed Forces.
He has travelled extensively in India visiting
almost all the training centres of the Army and a few centres of the
Navy and Air Force. He has given talks at these stations and held
workshops. One of the last workshops was at Vishakapatnam for the
officers of the Eastern Naval Command.
He was invited in November 2006 by Army
Headquarters to Delhi for a discussion on Stress Management in the
Army to try to tackle the problem of suicides and fratricides.
He has also written a book for the Army
entitled “Bravest of the Brave” and two monographs “Kargil – the
manifestation of a deeper problem” and “Secularism, Religion and
Spirituality”. He has written two books titled “History of India – A
new approach” and A Vision of United India – problems and solutions.
In 1995 he visited the United States and
England. In England he addressed the Royal College of Defence
Studies. He has been travelling extensively in India in the last few
years addressing different groups both in the Army and educational
institutions all over the country. He has contributed quite
regularly to prestigious French journals on the problems of World
unity and psychological development on spiritual lines.
In 2006, he visited Sweden and gave a few
talks at the Indo- Swedish Association and at the National Defence
College in Stockholm.
In the last few years he has been giving talks
at a number of universities in India such as Jadavpur University and
Ramakrishna Institute of Indian Culture. These talks are on Social
Science and World Unity, Education in India and such other allied
He has also held workshops for NIIT
on Stress Management in the last few years.
At present he is working closely with the
Indian Army on Morals and Ethics.