Swami Lokeswaranandji Maharaj
Born on 19th April 1909, Swami Lokeswaranandaji Maharaj left his mortal frame on 31st December, 1998. A renowned monk of the Ramakrishna order, Swami Lokeswaranandaji was a ‘Man without Frontiers.’ He was an erudite scholar & a great visionary with the rare ability of transforming his visions into action & achievement.
Sri K. R. Narayanan, Former President of India had observed that “Swami Lokeswaranandaji Maharaj belongs to India's tradition of the scholar sage. His learning was deep, as was his compassion for fellow human being. There was in him something of the inner luminosity of Sri Ramakrishna and the intellectual vigour of Swami Vivekananda.”
A man of indomitable courage, he built up the multidimensional educational complex of Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission, and made it a centre for excellence in school education. He also created the Narendrapur Lokshiksha Parishad that continues to equip the rural youth with employable skills in thousands of villages all over the country. He also set up the Blind boys’ Academy in Naredrapur that has excelled as one of the leading institutions for the blind in whole of Asia.