|Born||in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India|
|Died||in Vlodrop, Limburg, Netherlands (natural causes)|
|Birth Name||Mahesh Prasad Varma|
|Height||5' 5" (1.65 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Indian founder transcendental meditation, born in Allahabad, UP, India in 1917. He abandoned his scientific studies to become a follower of Guru Dev. He founded the science of creative intelligence and, as an exponent of the relaxation technique called transcendental meditation, he became one of the first Eastern gurus to attract a Western following. He first introduced his meditation technique, based on a literal interpretation of yoga concepts and the use of mantras, to the West in 1958, and went on to found the Spiritual Regeneration movement, aimed at saving the world through meditation. He taught that 'life is bliss'. This concept has developed into a worldwide network of meditation centers with an estimated four million practitioners. The Beatles were among his 'celebrity' disciples.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sujit R. Varma