|Date of Birth||April 17, 1897|
|Place of Birth||India|
Nisargadatta Maharaj was born on April 17, 1897 in India. He died on Sep 8, 1981 (age 84). He is remembered as a teacher in the Indian nondualist, or Shiva Advaita, philosophical school. He garnered an international following after his lectures that were originally given in Marathi were translated into English and released as a book in 1973 under the title I Am That.
He was in his thirties when he first made the acquaintance of Siddharameshwar Maharaj, the leader of the Hindu Navnath Sampradaya, who would later become his guru. He welcomed guests into his apartment in Mumbai who were looking for spiritual direction. Maruti Shivrampant Kambli was one of six children born to very pious Hindu parents named Parvatibai and Shivrampant Kambli. He was raised in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, where he was born. His parents’ names were Maruti and Shivrampant Kambli. He brought up their four children along with his wife, Sumatibai.
Nisargadatta Maharaj was an Indian spiritual teacher who taught self-realization through self-inquiry. His teachings are based on the Advaita Vedanta tradition of Hinduism. Nisargadatta Maharaj’s teachings have been compiled into several books, including I Am That, Consciousness and the Absolute, and Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj. These books offer readers practical advice for spiritual growth and self-realization.