Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993) the founding Father of Chinmaya Mission, World-wide. He was one of the world's foremost Vedantic scholar and one of India's most respected spiritual leaders. A gifted speaker, Swami Chinmayananda built an intense rapport with his audiences and communicated the teachings with vibrancy and wit. He taught Hindu philosophy in its most ancient and purest form, Vedanta, as it has been passed on from teacher to student since time immemorial.
Sadasiva Brahmendra (born Sivaramakrishna) was a saint, a composer of Carnatic music and an Advaita philosopher who lived near Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu during the century. He composed mainly in Sanskrit.