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Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Rajneesh Chandra Mohan)

Born: 1931 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: Indian
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1931 - Born Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain on the 11th of December in Narsinghpur District of Madhya Pradesh state in India.

1955 - Received B.A. at D. N. Jain College and Saugar University.

1957 - Finished M.A. in philosophy.

         - Became Professor in philosophy at Raipur Sanskrit College.

1964 - He led his first meditation camp.

1966 - Professor at Jabalpur University.

         - He resigned from his teaching post.

         - In India he gives lectures critical of socialism and Gandhi, under the name Acharya ajneesh.

1968 - Offended Hindu leaders with his non-traditional views on sex.

1969 - Second World Hindu Conference, he enraged Hindus by criticizing all organized religion

         - A group of Osho's disciples established a foundation to support his work.

1970 - On the 26th of September, he initiated his first disciple or sannyasin at an outdoor meditation camp.

1971 - Became known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

1974 - Osho taught at the Pune Ashram.

1980 - During one of his discourses he attempt on his life was made by a Hindu fundamentalist.

1981 - Entered a 3 1/2 period of self-imposed public silence and satsangs.

         - Osho went to the United States in search of better medical care.

1984 - In October, it was mark the ended his period of silence.

1985 - He resumed his daily public discourses in the commune's purpose-built

         - Arrested on October in North Carolina as he was allegedly fleeing the U.S.

1986 - He returned to India in July.

1987 - Returned to his old Ashram in Pune and resumed discoursing there.

1989 - He said he no longer wished to be referred to as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and replace his name as Osho.

1990 - Died due to heart failure on the 19th of January.


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