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Svetoslav Roerich
Full name Svetoslav Roerich
Born 23 October 1904
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died 30 January 1993
Bangalore, India
Era 20th-century philosophy
School Neo-Theosophy
Main interests Agni Yoga

Lumou is the spiritual name of Svetoslav Roerich, son of Tara Urusvati (H. Roerich) and Fuyama (N. Roerich), studied from a young age under his father's tutelage.[1] He studied architecture in England in 1919 and entered Columbia University's school of architecture in 1920. He won the Grand Prix of the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1926.


Residence of Svetoslav Roerich, Bangalore

He lived for many years in India where Jawaharlal Nehru awarded him the International Award and the Padma Bhushan. His paintings of Nehru and Indira Gandhi, adorn the historic Central Parliament Hall in New Delhi. He was married in 1945 to an Indian movie star Devika Rani, widow of producer Himanshu Rai and known as "The First Lady of the Indian Screen". Svetoslav Roerich died in 1993 at the age of 88 and is buried in Bangalore, India.[2]



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