Bhaktisidhanta Saraswati Thakur biography
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada, (1874 – 1937), was a preacher of Gaudiya Vaishnavism throughout India. He was born as Bimal Prasad Dutta in the town of Jagannath Puri, Orissa, India. His father was the Vaishnava scholar Sri Kedarnath Dutta, later known as Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati considered the printing press the most effective means of spreading Krishna Consciousness throughout the world and was himself the author of many important translations, commentaries, and philosophical essays.