Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, scholar, poet, mystic, evolutionary philosopher, Yogi and spiritual Guru. Aurobindo turned to the exploration of the subtle realms of human existence and, as a consequence, developed a new spiritual path which he termed Integral Yoga.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.
Charles Parker was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker is widely considered one of the most influential of jazz musicians, along with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Parker acquired the nickname “Yardbird” early in his career, and the shortened form “Bird” remained Parker’s sobriquet for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as “Yardbird Suite” and “Ornithology.”
Chinua Achebe is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor and critic. He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.