Shri . GURUDEV R. D. RANADE
A philosopher,a mystic and above all a SADGURU.
Birth - 3 July 1886 Place - Jamkhandi( Karnataka state, India )
Nirvana - 6 June 1957 Place - Nimbal
(Where the present Gurudev R .D. Ranade Ashram is located)
More popularly known among his close followers and disciples as GURUDEV (Revered Preceptor), Dr. R.D.RANADE was born in
jamkhandi in Karnataka.
HE took his Master of Arts degree with distinction from Mumbai University.
Even from his student days , he was of spiritual bent of mind.,India. AS a professor of philosophy in the Fergusson college,Poona,and then head of the department of philosophy in the allahabad university,and later as its vice-chancellor,his record was a very distinguished one both in academic and administrative fields.
His founding the Adhyatma vidyapeetha at Nimbal and his authorship of very profound books on philosophy and mysticism were the outcome of his constant endeavour to know and live in Philosophy .His studies in marathi ,hindi and kannada mysticism are masterpieces of deep scholarship with popular presentation.
He passed away in 1957 leaving behind a great reputation as a profound
Scholar & philosopher ,as a reputed author and as a mystic of rare religious Eminence.