PHILOSOPHER

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

1921 - 1990

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Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (21 May 1921 – 21 October 1990) also known as Ánandamúrti or Bábá ("Father") to his disciples, was a spiritual Guru, philosopher and composer of 5018 songs mostly in the Bengali language. He founded Ananda Marga (the Path of Bliss) in 1955 as a spiritual and social organisation that continues to offer instruction in meditation and yoga.Sarkar developed his system of spiritual practice as a synthesis of Vedic and Tantric philosophies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar has received more than 301,767 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar is the 806th most popular philosopher (up from 832nd in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from India (up from 277th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar ranks 806 out of 1,089Before him are Gautama Maharishi, Marco Antonio de Dominis, Karel Kosík, Michael Baius, John Argyropoulos, and Michael Dummett. After him are Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Claude Lefort, F. H. Bradley, Eric Hoffer, Francesco Filelfo, and Anania Shirakatsi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1921, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar ranks 159Before him are Daniel Gélin, Violette Szabo, Louis Lachenal, Maurice Yaméogo, Silvio Gazzaniga, and Gaston Reiff. After him are Jair da Rosa Pinto, Elizabeth Wilson, Tadeusz Różewicz, Giorgio Strehler, Georges Wilson, and Gitta Sereny. Among people deceased in 1990, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar ranks 102Before him are Paul Tortelier, Semyon Kurkotkin, Grethe Ingmann, Venedikt Yerofeyev, Thorbjørn Egner, and Aldo Fabrizi. After him are Gordon Bunshaft, José Napoleón Duarte, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Jorge Bolet, Mariano Rumor, and Alan Perlis.

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In India

Among people born in India, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar ranks 267 out of 1,227Before him are The Great Khali (1972), Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), Tilopa (928), M. Karunanidhi (1924), Kuvempu (1904), and T. H. White (1906). After him are Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1931), Madhava of Sangamagrama (1350), Zakir Naik (1965), Dashrath Manjhi (1934), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), and Rana Sanga (1482).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In India

Among philosophers born in India, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar ranks 34Before him are Narayana Guru (1855), Abhinavagupta (950), Inayat Khan (1882), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Rishabhanatha (null), and Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703). After him are Sarada Devi (1853), Vallabha (1479), Hemachandra (1089), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Debendranath Tagore (1817), and Jaimini (-390).