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Swami Ranganathananda was a Hindu Swami and the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Kolkata. He served as the 13th president of the Ramakrishna Mission. Swami Ranganathananda was born on 15 December 1908 to Neelkanth Sastri in a village called Trikkur in Kerala. Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna joined the Mysore centre as celibates. He served at the Mysore centre for 9 years and another 3 years at the Bangalore centre under Swami Siddheshwarananda. He was initiated as a monk in 1933 on the 70th anniversary of Vivekananda’s birth. Swami Ranganathananda between 1939 and 1942, served as the secretary in the branch of the Ramakrishna Mission.

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