Vipassana pioneer S.N. Goenka is dead

Published: 30th September 2013 12:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2013 12:36 PM   |  A+A-


Spiritualist and pioneer of the Vipassana meditation in India, S.N. Goenka died late Sunday night due to old age, an aide said here Monday.

He was 90 and is survived by his wife Mata Elaichidevi and six sons.

The end came at his home in Andheri, Mumbai and the funeral will be conducted Tuesday in Jogeshwari electric crematorium, said aide Gautam Gaikwad.

Goenka started teaching Vipassana meditation in 1969 and followed it up with a meditation centre in Igatpuri, Nashik in 1976.

Later, it blossomed into 172 such centres worldwide, including 75 in India.

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