Dr B R Hariharan

Dr B R Hariharan

In this post, we introduce Dr B R Hariharan or Hari Anna, as Navitae members fondly call him. When we think of Hari Anna, “humility” is the first trait that comes to our minds.

Hari Anna is a highly inspirational personality who is fitter than people, half his age. His passion for life is mindblowing. He is a person who is passionate about life and leads a purposeful life.

Hari Anna is an alumnus of the prestigious XLRI, Jamshedpur, a Chartered Accountant and a Ph D in Risk analysis in Insurance Sector. His love for public speaking has led him to be a member of Toastmasters International. Currently, he is pursuing a course in Coursera, to write his Autobiography, which we all are keenly looking forward to read. Words are not enough to describe this mutifaceted talent.

Despite his extremely busy schedule, Hari Anna finds time to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and is highly commited to exercising.

Hari Anna’s inspirational journey with Navitae, in his own words.

I am Dr. B R Hariharan, an avid marathon runner and Finisher Member of Seven Continents club (a Runner has to run and finish full marathons in all the seven continents of the world including Antarctica to qualify). I am as young as 71. I thought that regularly running half marathon runs including virtual runs and stretching 5/10 minutes before and after the run was sufficient.

All these changed in April 2020 when I joined Navitae fitness program. I have been advised that running alone is not sufficient and that I should improve my strength, flexibility and posture, in addition to my cardio.

It took some time for me understand these things in practice. After nearly five months in to this fitness program I realise what she (Ruma Pal) meant.

Russian Twist, Bulgarian split squat, Plank, wall squat, Caterpillar walk, frog jump are few of the things I learnt as part of the work out. I could see a marked improvement in my overall fitness and my running pace has also improved. I do my virtual half marathon every week.

Weekly regimen with persuasive, gentle nudging reminders and weekly progress report and a peer pressure from other youngsters brought in a discipline for me and I do my work out for 3 days and cardio 3 days which meant running for me, without fail and with lot of enthusiasm. This means a lot to me especially during these corona times. I am glad that I joined this program at the right time.

Hats off, Hari Anna. We wish you all success in all your future endeavors!!

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