Shantaswarupananda, Swami (Parvati Maharaj, 1901-96)—Disciple of Swami Shivananda (1922) and ordained into sannyasa by him (1930). Joined the Order at the Calcutta Students’ Home (1925). Having served and gathered experience at various centres of the Order, was posted to America (1948). Assigned to the Vedanta Society of Northern California, served as Head of its Berkeley centre for about 20 years and of San Francisco centre for 1 year. Returning to India (1970) lived in retirement at the Lucknow Ashrama till his death on 31.5.1996 at the age of 95 (Udbodhan, 98.7.361).