A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
An Indian spiritual teacher and the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Bhaktivedanta Swami is viewed as a representative and messenger of Krishna Chaitanya. As ISKCON founder, he went on to become a major figure in the Western counterculture, spreading the word of Lord Krishna. He left for the heavenly abode on 14 November 1977 at the age of 81, in Vrindavan, India. His body was buried in Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan. In 1996, the Indian Government recognized his endeavours by issuing a celebratory stamp in his honour as a part of the Prabhupada Centennial celebrations.