Pandurang Shastri Athavale

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Birthday
19, 1920
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Oct 25, 2003 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1920
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Oct 25, 2003 (83)

About

Remembered for starting the Swadhyay Parivar organization, a movement that emphasized the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.

Before Fame

He became obsessed with Hindi philosophy after reading different intellectual tomes at the Royal Asiatic Library.

Trivia

He was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1997.

Family Life

He had one child with wife Nirmala Tai.

Associated With

He and chess player Viswanathan Anand were both awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.