Date of Birth : Some day in 1862
Place of Birth : Rajarhat-Vishnupur, W.B.
Born in a middle class family, Niranjan came under the influence of a
group of occultists when he was a teenager, and it was in their
company that he first visited Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar. The
Master took Niranjan aside, and cautioned him about the dangers of
occult practices. Niranjan followed the Masters advice and began to
practise meditation under the direction of Sri Ramakrishna.
During the Masters last illness Niranjan served the Master with
unflinching devotion. After the Masters passing, when the new
monastic brotherhood was formed at Baranagar, Niranjan joined it and
after sannyasa assumed the name Niranjanananda. After staying at the
Math for three years, he went on pilgrimage to different places in
India, and also visited Sri Lanka.
Swami Niranjanananda was very much devoted to Holy Mother Sri Sarada
Devi. Towards the end of his life he went to Hardwar for tapasya.
There he had a severe attack of dysentery and passed away on 9 May
Sri Ramakrishna regarded Niranjan as an ishvarakoti, an ever-perfect
soul endowed with special divine attributes.