" India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples."
- Said once the great Rishi Aurobindo, the gem of bengal.
Born on 15th August, in calcutta his former name was 'Aurobindo Ghose' .
Aurobindo was the third child of Brahmo Samaj member,Krishna Dhun Ghose and Swarnalota Devi.
As a child, he was mostly subjected to British life style and christian view points.
Aurobindo studied for the at King's College, Cambridge, England.
After returning to India he took a job in civil service under the maharaj of the Baroda and gradually got involved in politics.
As his fame grew, he was imprisoned by the British for writing articles against British policies in India. During his stay in the jail he is known to have a heavenly , spiritual experience, as a result of which he left politics for spiritual work in Pondicherry.
He was the founder of today's so famous- 'Internal Yoga'.
He was also a great writer.
Some of his greatest literary works include ' The Life Divine' a book on theoretical aspects of Integral Yoga; 'Synthesis of Yoga' dealing with practical guidance to Integral Yoga; and Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, an epical poem which describes a certain passage in the Mahabharata, where its characters adopt Integral Yoga in their lives.
He specialised in philosophy, poetry, translations and commentaries on the Vedas, Upanishads and even the Gita.
He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1943 and for the Nobel Prize in Peace in 1950.
This great immortal soul, left his bodily form on 5th December at the age of 78 , in Pondicherry.