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Sri Chinmoy

Sri ChinmoyAKA Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Born: 27-Aug-1931
Birthplace: Shakpura, East Bengal, Bangladesh
Died: 11-Oct-2007
Location of death: Queens, NY
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Cult
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: India
Executive summary: Meditation guru

Youngest of seven children born in Bangladesh when it was part of British India. He moved to New York City in 1961, founded a meditation center in Puerto Rico in 1961, and founded the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New York City in 1970.

Chinmoy engaged himself in feats of strength or other types of recreational OCD:

  • Lifted 7063.25 pounds with one arm (30-Jan-1987)
  • Performed 2038 standing calf raises (4-Dec-1986)
  • Lifted a seaplane weighing 3362 pounds (19-Oct-1986)
  • Painted 16,000 pictures in one day
  • Penned 14 million line drawings of birds
  • Completed nearly two dozen marathons
Followers included musicians John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana.

    Indian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Yoga

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