Biodata

1957: Birth at Berlin, Germany.

1975 - 77: Vocational training as computer programmer.

1979 - 98: Employment as computer programmer at Technical University of Berlin.

1983 - dato: Extensive travels to India. PDF

1983: Involvement in German peace movement; Establishment of Gandhi Information Center, Berlin (chairperson from              1983 to 1992). WWW

1984: First major exhibition on the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi in Berlin. VID VID PIC PIC PIC

          Co-author of the book My Life Is My Message - Das Leben and Wirken von M.K. Gandhi (German). WWW PDF

1985: Prabhudas Gandhi becomes mentor and friend. WWW

          Adviser to ORF (Austrian TV) for a TV program on Gandhi, Mirabehn, the Chipko movement, and ecology in the

          Himalaya region (Bäume umarmen - Hugging Trees). VID

          That's what the Stasi (Secret service of German Democratic Republic) documented about Peter Rühe: PDF

1986: PDF

1987: Leading first group tour In the Footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi to India. VID VID VID VID PIC

          Major exhibition on the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi in Israel. WWW PDF

          Adviser to ZDF/3SAT (German TV) for a 3-hours TV programme on Gandhi. VID PDF

1988: Preparation of an extensive photo archive on Gandhi and India's independence movement (until 1994). WWW

          Consultant to ZDF (German TV) for a TV quiz on Gandhi. VID PDF

1991: Organised an annual drawing competition Mahatma Gandhi - As I See Him in Rajkot (Gujarat/India). VID VID

          Establishment and promotion of the International youth project The Gandhi Bridge of Understanding. WWW PDF

1992: Award for his life work by the Gujarati Writers' Association, Rajkot. PDF VID VID VID

1994: PDF

1996: Award Photographer of the Year by Dinodia Picture Agency, Mumbai. WWW

1997: Director research for a documentary TV serial on Gandhi directed by Ketan Mehta, Mumbai.

1998: Direction and production of the audio visual show NAMASTÉ - A Journey Across India Following The Footprints 

          Of Mahatma Gandhi in Hindi VID, English VID and German VID language. WWW

          Establishment of the not-for-profit company GandhiServe e.K. in Germany. PDF

1998 - dato: Design and administration of the most extensive web site on Mahatma Gandhi,

          GandhiServe's Mahatma Gandhi Research and Media Service. WWW

1999: Promotion of Search-n-Research in India, a countrywide project for the identification and conservation of original            material on and by Mahatma Gandhi. PDF

2001: Initiation and coordination of GandhiServe's Earthquake Relief Campaign in Gujarat. WWW PIC

          Author of the photo biography Gandhi, published by Phaidon Press, London/New York. WWW VID

2002: Establishment of the charitable GandhiServe Foundation in Berlin, Germany. WWW PDF

           Organization of various events. WWW

2003: Consultant to the theater play SAMMY! - The Word That Broke An Empire. WWW

           Organization of various events. WWW PDF

2004: Consultant to the BBC TV documentary The World's Most Photographed - Mahatma Gandhi. VID

           Organization of various events. WWW

2005: Consultant to the feature film Gandhi My Father. WWW VID

           Organization of various events. WWW

2006: Meeting with Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. WWW

           Organization of various events. WWW

2007: Consultant to Gandhi the musical. VID

           Organization of various events. WWW

2008: Organization of various events. WWW VID VID

2009: Creation of GandhiTopia, a Gandhian social network. WWW VID

           Organization of various events - 2009 until today. WWW

2010: Assistance with establishment of sister organization GandhiServe India. WWW

2011: Planning, design and production of GandhiMedia, GandhiServe's digital media archive.

2012: Lauch of GandhiMedia. WWW

2013: Establishment as Medical Tourism Specialist and co-developer of healing travel programme. WWW

          Launch of Berlindo International (from 2015: Ruehe Healthcare GmbH), a company for im/export of ayurvedic products. WWW

2014: Design and launch of the website The Gandhi Collection. WWW

2015: Launch of the GandhiServe Store. WWW

2018: Establishment of GandhiServe TV and GandhiServe TV Contributors Group on Facebook. WWW WWW