List by Name


The following is an alphabetical list of some of the people with whom Sri Chinmoy corresponded.
 

Shankar Bandyopadhyay
Secretary,
Hari Krishna Mandir Trust
Letters dated: 29 May 200724 June 2007
   
Amritananda Russell Barber
(4 November 1935–4 June 2007)
Former WNBC-TV Religion Editor,
Producer and Host  
Letters dated: 21 April 198927 August 200021 September 2000
5 November 200117 October 20026 November 2003
6 November 2006
   
Leonard Bernstein
(25 August 1918–14 October 1990)
Composer and Conductor
Letters dated: 4 December 1989
   
Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya
(18 October 1923–8 January 2010)
Director of Physical Education,
Sri Aurobindo Ashram  
Letters dated: 21 December 199315 August 1994
20 March 19957 April 199512 October 1995
18 October 199523 February 199624 May 1996
7 July 199612 July 199616 September 1996
18 October 199627 November 199614 February 1997
24 July 199731 July 199712 September 1997
6 October 199722 March 199822 April 1998
27 May 199821 June 199812 August 1998
30 September 19981 December 199817 April 1999
6 March 200018 June 200215 October 2002
6 January 200310 July 200310 October 2003
2 September 200418 October 200418 October 2005
10 March 20065 May 2006
   
His Majesty
Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

(28 December 1945–1 June 2001)
King of Nepal
Letters dated: 12 August 19963 December 1996
28 December 19968 November 1998
   
Harry A. Cahill
Minister Counselor, US Mission to the UN;
US State Dept Chief of Refugee Operations,
Bosnia
Letters dated: 20 April 1989 16 October 1999
   
Jagannath Chakravarthy Letters dated: 9 July 2007 10 July 2007
   
Ossie Davis
(18 December 1917–4 February 2005)
US Actor and Civil Rights Activist
Letters dated: 16 December 2003
   
Dr. Ormond Drake
Professor Emeritus, New York University;
Host of ‘The Way to Go’ on WCBS-TV
Letters dated: 2 January 1992
   
Luis Ferré
(17 February 1904–21 October 2003)
Governor of Puerto Rico 1969–1973
Letters dated: 16 March 1989
   
Dr. Edmond H. Fischer
(Born 6 April 1920)
1992 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine;
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry,
University of Washington
Letters dated: 12 April 2004 21June 2004
   
Jack Foster
(23 May 1932–5 June 2004)
New Zealand Masters Marathon Champion;
Silver medallist 1974 Commonwealth Games Marathon
Letters dated: April 2004
   
Joe Franklin
(Born 9 March 1926)
American radio and TV personality;
Host of longest running TV talk show in history
Letters dated: 2 December 199817 April 2005
   
Sita Gandhi
(1928–1999)
Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter
Letters dated: 6 December 1996
   
Raisa Gorbacheva
(5 January 1932–20 September 1999)
First Lady of the Soviet Union;
Wife of President Mikhail Gorbachev
Letters dated: 2 February 1994
   
Payton Jordan
(19 March 1917–5 February 2009)
Former USA Track and Field Olympic Coach;
Masters Sprinting Champion
Letters dated: 7 April 1989
   
Pir Vilayat Khan
(19 June 1916–17 June 2004)
Head of the Sufi Order in the West
Letters dated: August 19756 April 198917 May 1989
30 May 198919 June 198928 January 19907 February 1990
14 June 199019 June 199125 August 1991
27 August 19958 December 199519 June 1996 August 1996
23 August 1996December 199611 April 199718 June 1997
28 August 199719 June 19985 January 199919 June 1999
27 August 19995 May 200019 June 200019 June 2001
30 June 200122 July 2001119 June 200219 June 2003
27 August 200327 October 20034 November 2003
7 June 2004
   
Dr. Janis V. Klavins
Chairman, Dept. of Pathology, The Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens;
President, IATMO
Letters dated: 23 March 1989
   
Edward Koch
(Born 12 December 1924)
Mayor of New York 1978–1989
Letters dated: 21 April 1989
   
Sri Girija Prasad Koirala
(20 February 1925–20 March 2010)
Prime Minister of Nepal  
Letters dated: 1 December 1998
   
Donny Lalonde
(Born 12 March 1960)
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion 1987-88
Letters dated: 20 April 1989
   
Dr. Ralph Lazzaro
(1915–10 September 1994)
Retired Director of Language Studies
Harvard Divinity School
Letters dated: 4 April 1989
   
Dr. John McAleer
(1923–19 November 2003)
Professor of English, Boston College
Letters dated: 27 April 1989
   
Yehudi Menuhin
(22 April 1916–12 March 1999)
Violinist  
Letters dated: 19 August 19928 September 1992
13 January 19942 May 199429 July 1995Undated 1996
18 April 1996 — 13 July 199614 October 199622 April 1997
21 April 19989 February 199912 March 1999
   
Lady Diana Menuhin
(2 November 1912–25 January 2003)
Wife of Yehudi Menuhin  
Letters dated: 15 March 199930 March 1999
   
Ismail Merchant
(25 December 1936–25 May 2005)
Filmmaker  
Letters dated: 16 December 2003
   
James Parks Morton
(Born 7 January 1930)
Dean, The Cathedral Church
of St. John the Divine
Letters dated: 13 April 1989
   
Lady Patricia Mountbatten
(Born 14 February 1924)
Daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten,
last Viceroy of India  
Letters dated: 17 November 199619 December 1998
11 February 200214 February 2003
   
Daniel P. Moynihan
(16 March 1927–26 March 2003)
United States Senator from New York  
Letters dated: 13 April 197921 April 198916 March 1992
5 December 199523 March 199725 March 1999
29 April 19997 May 199921 May 199920 March 2000
13 April 200027 May 2000
   
Dr. Govind Gopal Mukhopadhyay
(23 May 1918–27 March 2009)
Sanskrit scholar, writer,
musicologist and singer
Letters dated: 31 May 2007
   
C.V. Narasimhan
(21 May 1915–3 November 2003)
Former Under-Secretary-General
and Chef de Cabinet, United Nations  
Letters dated: 8 November 199617 April 2000
   
Sister Nirmala
(Born 1934)
Superior General, Missionaries of Charity  
Letters dated: 13 April 200427 August 200517 November 2005
   
Al Oerter
(19 September 1936–1 October 2007)
4-time Olympic gold medallist in discus  
Letters dated: 22 February 20005 October 200022 June 2002
   
Linus Pauling
(28 February 1901–19 August 1994)
1954 Nobel Chemistry Prize Laureate;
1962 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Letters dated: 6 January 1994
   
Claiborne Pell
(22 November 1918–1 January 2009)
United States Senator from Rhode Island
Letters dated: 19 April 198919 November 1998
   
Alexandr A. Razvin
(1931–10 March 1998)
Ambassador of Russia to the United Nations
Letters dated: August 19969 August 1996
   
Siddhartha Shankar Ray
(20 October 1920–6 November 2010)
Grandson of Deshabandhu Chittaranjan Das;
Chief Minister of West Bengal 1972–1977;
Governor of the Punjab 1986–1989;
Ambassador for India to the US 1992–1996
Letters dated: 4 June 1998 3 August 1998 11 August 1998
27 September 1998 19 October 1998
   
Elliot Richardson
(20 July 1920–31 December 1999)
Former US Attorney General;
US Ambassador-at-Large;
Chairman UN Association USA
Letters dated: 26 August 198114 April 198929 July 1999
   
Manmohan Singh
(Born 26 September 1932)
Prime Minister of India since 2004
Letters dated: 19 August 200429 August 2004
   
H.E. L.M. Singhvi
(9 November 1931–6 October 2007)
High Commissioner for India to the UK  
Letters dated: 31 October 199416 August 1995
30 August 199512 November 199513 October 1996
31 October 1996 and draft9 November 199620 September 1998
23 September 1998
   
Siegfried Emil ‘Sid’ Spindler
(9 July 1932–1 March 2008)
Senator for Victoria, Australia 1990–1996
Letters dated: 14 July 199528 July 19956 December 1996
   
Gennadi Strekalov
(26 October 1940–25 December 2004)
Cosmonaut, Space-Pilot of the USSR;
Chairman of the Russian Peace Committee
Letters dated: 13 April 2004
   
Thomas Whalen III
(1934–2002)
Mayor of Albany, New York 1983–1993
Letters dated: 2 February 1994

 

1 Letter addressed to Susan Billington Harper, Executive Director, Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion