Amit and his wife Soma were initiated into Kriya Yoga in June 2002 in Balighai, India, by Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji. Later on, both of his sons were also initiated by Paramahamsaji in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Amit's parents (now no more) were also initiated by Paramahamsaji. Currently Amit and his family live near Seattle, WA, USA.
Paramahamsaji instructed Amit to guide meditations in the year 2014 and to teach Kriya Yoga in 2018.
Amit graduated in Electronics in 1984 from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He completed his masters in Computer Engineering from the same university in 1985. Amit received the President of India Gold Medal from the institute in 1984, the Alumni Association Gold Medal in 1985, and the Distinguished Alumnus award in 2010.
Amit worked in Microsoft Corporation for 30 years, spending equal time in Redmond (USA) and Hyderabad (India). He held many important positions in the company including the role of Managing Director for their India Development Center in Hyderabad. Amit decided to leave Microsoft in January 2019 so that he could serve his Gurudev in whatever capacity he is asked to.