Sahakari Rathna Shri Varanashi Subraya Bhat is the inspiration behind the establishment and the development of Varanashi Research Foundation and VAST Centre. Shri Bhat is a well-known personality in the field of Co-operative movement in South India. He is the founder of CAMPCO Ltd. - today, one among the co-operative giants in India. He was the President of the CAMPCO since its inception in 1972 to 1990.
Inspired by his achievements, his son Dr.Varanashi Krishna Moorthy has promoted Varanashi Research Foundation and VAST Centre. Varanashi Farms is the Family Agricultural property. Dr. Ashwini Krishna Moorthy is actively involved and equally responsible for the development of the Varanashi Concerns.