Pre-monastic name Gopesh Chandra Chakravarty, born in the village of Daspara in Dulali sub-division of Sylhet. In his youth, Gopesh Chandra Chakravorty became close to Indradayal Bhattacharya, later Swami Premeshananda, who introduced him to the Ramakrishna Order. He met Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi in 1915 and in the very first meeting she gave him mantra-diksha and the brahmacharya vows. He served her for five years and formally joined the Order in 1923. Swami Shivanandaji gave him sannyasa-diksha. He served in Jayarambati, Dhaka, and Bangalore centres, participated in many relief works, spent many years in austerities in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, and from 1960 stayed at Vrindavan Sevashrama centre until his mahasamashi on 11 Dec 1988.
Author of two outstanding books of which Sri Sri Chaitanyadev is a scholarly treatise published by the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Shillong. The other, Sri Sri Mayer Smritikatha (1982) was first published serially in the Udbodhan (76.6 – 82.2). The Madras Math published its English edition The Mother as I Saw Her.
Popularly known as Gopesh Maharaj, his life was a perfect blend of keen pragmatism and deep spirituality; this and his unconditional love enabled him to guide innumerable monastics and devotees on the spiritual path