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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Full Name: Mahesh Prasad Varma
Profession: Guru


Why Famous: Known as the 'giggling guru', Maharishi became famous worldwide in the 1960s for being the founder and leader of the Transcendental Meditation organization.

During the late 1960s, the Maharishi became the guru to several internationally famous acts, most notably the Beatles, who went to stay at his ashram in early 1968.

Born: January 12, 1918
Birthplace: Jubbulpore (now Jabalpur), Central Provinces (now Madhya Pradesh), British India

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: February 5, 2008 (aged 90)
Cause of Death: Peacefully in his sleep of natural causes

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