Ramachandra Dattatrya Ranade

Ramchandra Dattatrya Ranade
Born1886 A.D.
Jamakhandi, Bagalkot District, Karnataka, India
Died1957 A.D.
Nimbal, near Bijapur, Karnataka, India
OccupationTeaching, Retired as Head of Department of Philosophy, Allahabad University; Vice-Chancellor, Allahabad University.
Known forHis work on Upanishads – A constructive survey of Upanishadic philosophy

Ramachandra Dattatrya Ranade (1886–1957) was a scholar-philosopher-saint of Karnataka and Maharashtra.


He was born on 3 July 1886 in Jamakhandi, in Bagalkot District of Karnataka. After completing his schooling he studied at Deccan College, Pune. In the year 1914 he passed M.A. with full honours and for a very brief period joined the teaching staff of Fergusson College, Pune. He taught at Willindon College, Sangli, on a regular basis before being invited to join Allahabad University as Head of Department of Philosophy where he rose to be the Vice-Chancellor. After retirement in 1946 he lived in an ashrama in a small village, Nimbal, on border of Maharashtra and Karnataka, near Vijaypura ( Bijapur) where he died on 6 June 1957.