Ramdass, born as Richard Alpert, on 6th April 1931, in a Jewish family in Newton, Massachusetts, is aspiritual teacher from America. He is also responsible in writing ‘Be Here Now (1971)’, a book that was very well received in spiritual circles. People who know Alpert from his Harvard University days, take his and Tim Leary’s name in the same breath.Another very prominent personality whose influence was vital in Alpert’s life was, NeemKaroli Baba. Alpert was responsible for founding charitable organizations: Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation. Even today, his teachings continue, albeit via his website.