PHILOSOPHER

Anandamayi Ma

1896 - 1982

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Anandamayi Ma (née Nirmala Sundari; 30 April 1896 – 27 August 1982) was an Indian saint, described by Sivananda Saraswati (of the Divine Life Society) as "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." Precognition, faith healing and miracles were attributed to her by her followers. Paramahansa Yogananda translates the Sanskrit epithet Anandamayi as "Joy-permeated" in English. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anandamayi Ma has received more than 541,359 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Anandamayi Ma is the 741st most popular philosopher (up from 819th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Bangladesh (up from 16th in 2019) and the most popular Bangladeshi Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Anandamayi Ma ranks 741 out of 1,089Before her are Julius Pollux, Johannes Agricola, Inayat Khan, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Edvard Westermarck, and Pantaenus. After her are Symon Budny, Cláudio Hummes, Rishabhanatha, Ivan Ilyin, Jacob Moleschott, and Cerinthus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1896, Anandamayi Ma ranks 98Before her are Jorge Alessandri, Mir Jafar Baghirov, Rudolf Schmundt, Salim Ali, Léonide Massine, and Charlie Rivel. After her are Józef Czapski, Carl Zuckmayer, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Faina Ranevskaya, Ivan Yefimovich Petrov, and Carl Ludwig Siegel. Among people deceased in 1982, Anandamayi Ma ranks 90Before her are Randy Rhoads, Gara Garayev, Wifredo Lam, Werner Naumann, Valerio Zurlini, and Patrick Dewaere. After her are Isa Miranda, Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, Riccardo Paletti, Harold Sakata, Eduard Tubin, and John Cheever.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Anandamayi Ma ranks 11 out of 43Before her are Chandragupta I (250), William Beveridge (1879), Zillur Rahman (1929), Sheikh Hasina (1947), Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858), and Sri Chinmoy (1931). After her are Iajuddin Ahmed (1931), Ziaur Rahman (1936), Begum Rokeya (1880), Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Meghnad Saha (1893), and S. D. Burman (1906).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Bangladesh

Among philosophers born in Bangladesh, Anandamayi Ma ranks 1After her are Pritilata Waddedar (1911).