Swami Vivekananda real name was Narendranath Dutta. He was born on 12 January 1863 to Bhuvaneswari Devi and Viswanath Dutta, a well-to-do attorney-at-law in the Calcutta High Court. He was their sixth child and first surviving son . He also had two younger brothers. As a child Narendra was very lively and naughty. As a child Narendra had great respect for sanyasis. Swami Vivekananda was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of Vedanta philosophy. He was the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahansa. He showed a light to the nation that had lost faith in its ability under British rule and inspired self-confidence among Indians. His ringing words and masterful oratory excite the slumbering nation. He died on July4, 1902 at Belur Math near Calcutta.