Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Birthday
17, 1897
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Sep 8, 1981 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1897
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Sep 8, 1981 (84)

About

Remembered as a guru in the Indian nondualist, or Shiva Advaita, philosophical tradition, he gained an international following after his Marathi-language lectures were published in English as a 1973 book titled I Am That.

Before Fame

In his thirties, he met Siddharameshwar Maharaj, the Hindu Navnath Sampradaya leader who would become his guru.

Trivia

He opened his Mumbai apartment to visitors seeking spiritual guidance.

Family Life

Born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, he spent his youth in Mumbai (then Bombay), India, and was one of six children of deeply religious Hindu parents named Parvatibai and Shivrampant Kambli. With his wife Sumatibai, he raised four children.

Associated With

The American spiritual writer Wayne Dyer became one of Maharaj's disciples.