Here is one sage who predicted that a century after his death, he would be greatly revered by one and all. True enough, at present, his is a household name in Bengal. Almost all Hindu Bengali home has his idol placed in the family altar, huge temples are being built in his honor, thousands of devotees bow before him and glorify him as their Guru. He is Baba Lokenath - the Lord of millions of Bengali families on both sides of the border.
Baba Lokenath was born on Janmasthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, in 1730 (18th Bhadra, 1137) to a Brahmin family in the village of Chaurasi Chakla, a couple of miles away from Calcutta. His father, Ramnarayan Ghosal's sole wish in life was to dedicate one child to the path of renunciation to liberate the family. So when the fourth son was born to his wife Kamaladevi, he knew that the time had come for him to initiate his boy to the service of the Almighty... Read Full Biography