17 April 1897: Birthday of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1981) (Source)

Nisargadatta Maharaj in 1973 – photo by Jitendra Arya (Source)

Nisargadatta Maharaj[1] (17 April 1897 – 8 September 1981), born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, was an Indian guru of nondualism, belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism.

The publication in 1973 of I Am That, an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers, especially from North America and Europe.[2] (Source)

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