Special Visitors to Overman Foundation


On Tuesday, 18 April 2023, Ms. Prashanta Vajpayee, senior inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, visited the office of Overman Foundation Trust, Kolkata.

On Monday, 3 April 2023, noted author and Aurobindonian scholar Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Ph.D., former Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Odisha and Governing Board Member of Auroville Foundation, administered by the, MHRD, Government of India, former Member of India’s Commission of Education to the UNESCO, Consultant to the Ford Foundation, and Senior Academic Associate at the American Studies Research Centre, [ASRC], Hyderabad, visited Overman Foundation.

On Friday, 13 January 2023, Dr. Alok Pandey (former Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Institute of Space and Aviation Medicine, Bangalore, erstwhile Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry), an inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, editor of NAMAH, a journal dedicated to the cause of an integral approach to psychology, health and medicine, noted author of books like Death, Dying and Beyond, Patients at the Crossroads and Veda of the Body and an eloquent speaker, visited Overman Foundation.


On Tuesday, 2 March 2021, Shri Janardhan Purani, nephew of Shri Champaklalji (one of the earliest inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and a most-devoted and sincere servitor of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother) and inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, visited Overman Foundation.


President of Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir, the first public institute outside Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, devoted to the study and practice of the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Prof. Biswanath Roy had taught at various colleges before retiring from Dinabandhu Andrews College. One of the best speakers on Aurobindonian Philosophy, he is also a prolific researcher and author who writes under the pen-name of Trija Roy. His published works in Bengali include titles like Bakta Sri Aurobindo, Sri Aurobindo-er Karakahini Prasange, Sri Aurobindo: Bangaparba—Kichu Katha, Kichu Asha, Sri Aurobindo Sampadito Arya Prasange, Durga Stotra Prasange, Sri Aurobindo O Chandernagore, Kolkataye Sri Aurobindo-er Sesh Abash, Sri Aurobindo-er Pondicherry Yatra, Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir and Swagata Sri Aurobindo to name a few. In 2004 he was presented with the prestigious ‘Sri Aurobindo Puraskar’ by Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Kolkata.

Prof. Biswanath Roy visited Overman Foundation on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 to inaugurate the exhibition of photographs of the Mother’s footwear organized by the institute.

Ms. Basabi Mazumdar, grand-daughter of Mahayogi Barada Charan Mazumdar whom Sri Aurobindo had called the ‘greatest Yogi of modern Bengal’, and inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, Mrs. Sumitra Guha and Mrs. Swati Chowdhuri, grand-daughters of noted novelist Premankur Atorthy visited Overman Foundation on Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

Shri C. H. Nirakar Bhai was born on 16th March 1961 in a remote village of Koraput district in Odisha. From childhood he was attracted towards spirituality and yoga. He joined a private limited company in 1986 after completing his education in cost accountancy from Chennai. While pursuing his thirst for the true purpose of life, he came across the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in 1988 and soon after dedicated his entire life completely for the Mother’s work. He left his job in 2000 and visited many places in Odisha to spread the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. From 2014 he has started visiting places outside Odisha to spread Their teachings.

Overman Foundation was privileged to receive Shri C. H. Nirakar as a guest on Friday, 7 June 2019 when he visited the institute.

Prof. Supriyo Bhattacharya was an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Kalyani. He was on its teaching faculty since 1984. He was a former Guest-Lecturer in the Department of Post Graduation Business Studies in the Department of Commerce of the University of Calcutta for over two decades since 1981. He also served as a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Belur Vidyamandir, Howrah. He was engaged in studies on Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore and Shrimat Anirvan and was also  connected with research work in various projects associated with Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy in Kolkata and at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. He gave talks and writes on different aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s vision. A recipient of the prestigious “Sri Aurobindo Puraskar” from Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Kolkata, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in June 2007. He had been the Editor of Srinvantu (a Bengali and English magazine devoted to the cause of propagation of the ideas of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother).

Prof. Supriyo Bhattacharya visited Overman Foundation on Saturday, 16 November 2019 to inaugurate the exhibition of photographs of objects used by Sri Aurobindo organized by the institute.


Legendary author and senior member of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, Shri Manoj Das (recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi, Saraswati Samman and Veda Vyasa Samman) visited the office of Overman Foundation on Thursday, 18 August 2016. His remark after visiting Overman Foundation is as follows:

“My heartfelt congratulations to dear Anurag Babu for founding such an institution—that should be an avenue of Knowledge for researchers today and tomorrow.”

“A delightful and memorable moment for me—this brief visit to this invaluable treasury of materials that I adore most.