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Swami Omkarananda

Swami Omkarananda hails from Andhra Pradesh, he was born in Hyderabad on the 25th of December, 1929. He came to the Ashram as a small boy 17 years of age in the year 1946 and Sri Gurudev immediately entrusted him with the work of type-writing, copying and editing. He had an insatiable desire for reading books which desire of his he fulfilled by pouring over tomes throughout the night with a little chimney lamp during those days when electricity was not in the Ashram and had almost a passion to become a literary specialist in the English language which wish of his was partially fulfilled to the satisfaction of Sri Gurudev himself. He was entrusted with the management of the Ashram's printing press in the year 1953, in which capacity he worked for about a year. Later on like a devil he worked day and night without taking rest, taking only tea, in which work Sri Narasimhulu of the Ashram assisted him very effectively, especially in type-writing manuscript, copying manuscript, etc., of Sri Gurudev. Apart from editing and compiling such massive works like Sadhana, Swami Omkarananda also is known as the author of some independent productions like the Foundation of Swami Sivananda's literature, etc., during the days of his life in the Ashram, till about 1966.

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