Sadguru Shri . Gurudev R. D. Ranade
A philosopher, a mystic and a SADGURU.
(Birth - 3 July 1886 ) Place- Jamkhandi( Karnataka state, India ) - (Niryana - 6 June 1957 ) Place- Nimbal
More popularly known among his close followers and disciples as GURUDEV (Revered Preceptor), Dr. R.D.RANADE was born in the village of 'Jamkhandi' in Karnataka State, India. He took his Master of Arts degree with distinction from Mumbai University.
From his student days, He had a spiritual bent of mind. Later, as a professor of philosophy in the Fergusson College, Poona and then the Head of the Department of philosophy and vice-chancellor in the Allahabad University, his record was a very distinguished one both in the academic and administrative fields.
His founding of 'Adhyatma Vidyapeetha' or a 'Spiritual University' at Nimbal and his authorship of very profound books on philosophy and mysticism were the outcome of his constant endeavor to know and live the Philosophy. His studies in Marathi, Hindi and Kannada mysticism are masterpieces of deep scholarship with popular presentation.
He egressed in 1957 leaving behind a great reputation as a profound Scholar & philosopher, as a reputed author and as a mystic of rare religious Eminence.
His holy tomb (Samadhi) is present at the Nimbal Ashram and every year devotees gather at the Ashram to perform Spiritual programs.