Information on Sri Chinmoy

  • Born: 27th August 1931 in Shakpura, Chittagong, India. – Now part of Bangladesh
  • Father: Shashi Kumar Ghose; Mother: Yogamay
  • Youngest of 7 sisters and brothers: Hriday, Chitta, Mantu, Ahana, Arpita, Lily. See: Family Members
  • In 1944 became a permanent member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
  • April 13, 1964 Moved to New York, USA to begin spiritual mission in the West.
  • 1964 Began work in Indian Consule for 2 years. See Indian consulate years at
  • 22 Jul 1966 Inauguration of first Sri Chinmoy Centre called Aum Centre, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 19 Nov 1974 Began Artistic Career. First Jharna-Kala painting, Ottawa , Canada
  • 1 Jun 1978: Began long distance running Sri Chinmoy started his long-distance running career at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
  • 3 Mar 1979: Sri Chinmoy ran his first marathon, Chico, California , 4:31:34
  • 24 Mar 1984: First public concert at Koln, Germany. Sri Chinmoy has performed over 700 concerts worldwide.
  • 26 Jun 1985 Sri Chinmoy started serious weightlifting
  • 24 Apr 1989: The first of over 1,100 landmarks is dedicated to world harmony.
  • 29 Dec 1991: Sri Chinmoy began drawing a series of bird drawings called “Dream-Freedom-Soul-Birds” in Malta
  • 1997: The 3100 Mile Race, the longest race in the world, is established by Sri Chinmoy in Queens, New York
  • 1998: Resumed heavy weightlifting after a six year pause
  • 2004: The World Harmony Run, formerly called the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, resumes its epic journey to over 70 countries worldwide.
  • 11 Oct 2007: Passed away at his home in New York

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