He was born in July 1958 in a small village “PUTTUR” near Mangalore in the state of Karnataka. He had a strong inclination towards Indian culture and spirituality.
He got started doing yoga including around 90 asans daily at the age of 11 years. During the interest of Yoga he met Yogacharya Ajit Kumar Ji at the age of 20, who taught him more of right postures and developed keen interest for “Yoga”.
Finally in 1984 Karunakar ji met world famous Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar & explored a complete new world of “Yoga”, experienced micro-level accuracy and details of Asanas and Pranayams. Later, he inclined towards the treatment of different diseases through yoga to which he called “Therapy Yoga” or “Medical Yoga”.