Swami Vivekananda is a renowned figure in the Hindu Renaissance who died in 1902. He inspired Gandhi and others, and his birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda (born Nahendranath Datta was influenced by Rammohan Roy who was influenced by Christian unitarianism and founded a group Brahmo Samaj. D Tagore took Roy?s ideas and in a modern spirit brought neo-Hinduism closer to the Western esoteric spirit. K Sen was influenced by Western transcendentalism and the importance of religious experience. This lay the foundations for Vivekenanda?s development of Yoga-exercises that were introduced to the West. Vivekenanda became a disciple of Ramakrishna, after being skeptical of him. Ramakrishna?s key responses to him was, Try to see the Truth from all angles. When Ramakrishna died of throat cancer a short while later, he left Vivekenanda in charge of the other disciples. Vivekenanda traveled with a copy of the Bhagavad Gita and The Imitation of Christ by T a Kempis.