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Mr. Anurag Banerjee
Founder and Managing Trustee of Overman Foundation

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall

Born on 13 October 1984 Anurag Banerjee is an award-winning author, researcher, biographer, poet, translator and philanthropist who has authored more than two hundred research papers which have been published in various anthologies and journals of great repute and written/edited thirteen books in English and Bengali. At the age of twenty, he penned a comprehensive biography of Dilip Kumar Roy in Bengali entitled Achinpather Divyapathik, thus earned the acclaim of being the youngest Indian to pen a well-researched biography. Another landmark of his career was the translation of one hundred English poems of Sri Aurobindo into Bengali entitled Debotar Shrom which he did when he was twenty one years of age. 

He is counted among the best researchers and scholars of Aurobindonian studies in India. His books and research papers on the lives and works of Sri Aurobindo are hailed as masterpieces by critics. Shyam Kumari, a reputed author and poetess, has remarked about his publications: ‘Each book is a research landmark of eternal value in the field of Aurobindonian literature.’

A B.Com graduate from the Calcutta University with Honours in Accountancy and Finance and a M.B.A. with specialization in Human Resource Management from ICFAI University, Anurag Banerjee established, at the age of twenty-five, the Overman Foundation, a non-profit organization which has become one of India’s leading research institutes dedicated to the ideals of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Overman Foundation runs a free Archives and Research Library which houses more than 36000 documents and photographs of historical interests, a museum named ‘Sri Aurobindo Smriti Mandir’, a Cancer Care Unit which provides financial assistance to cancer patients and a scheme named ‘Naivedyam’ under which ration-kits are provided to needy families on a regular basis. 

Acclaimed as a pioneer in the field of online research, Anurag Banerjee has been an inspiration who has filled an important niche in Aurobindonian studies. Noted scholar and author Dr. Prema Nandakumar has commented about the role played by Anurag Banerjee vis-à-vis Overman Foundation in the field of research: ‘Anurag has shaped the Overman Foundation as a larger but integral unit of remembering, serving and moving forward to the tune of the Rishi-Yogi heritage of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother..I know that Anurag’s industrious nature would ever be tuned towards achieving the best.  It is not easy to build institutions… But, Anurag has been patient and we are the beneficiaries.’

Paris-based author Padma Shri Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee has observed about Overman Foundation: ‘Overman Foundation renews a permanent invitation to accept and share the future becoming of mankind in the light of an epiphany as viewed and experienced by ancient seers of noble Bharatvarsha.’

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