An 18th century philosopher and Hindu saint who was thought by his followers to be an avatar of Shiva who was sent to rid the world of sin.
His name adorned dozens of temples and ashrams around the world, including many in India and Bangladesh.
He and Sri Aurobindo were both prominent Indian religious figures.
He meditated in the Himalayas as a student of Bhagavan Ganguly.
His parents were Hiramnarayan Ghoshal and Kamala Devi.