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His Holiness ArulThiru Bangaru Adigalar
March 3, 1941
Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu, India
Bangaru Adigalar is an Indian spiritual guru; he is the President of Adiparasakthi Charitable Medical Educational and Charitable Trust, which runs a free hospital, a number of local colleges and other local services in Tamil Nadu, India.
Bangaru Adigalar was born as the eldest son on 3 March 1941 in the small village of Melmaruvathur,92 km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Thiru. Gopala Naicker and Tmt. Meenakshi Ammal.
Adigalar started his schooling in sothupakkam and continued high school at Acharapakkam. After high school he joined the teachers' training at Chengalpattu Government teacher training school. After his training he took up a Teacher job at Acharapakkam school.
In 1968, on September 4, Tmt. Lakshmi, the ninth daughter of Sri. Venkatachala Naicker and Srimathi Vishalakshi of Uthiramerur, was married to Bangaru Adigalar. They have two sons and two daughters.
Bangaru Adigalar founded the Adiparasakthi Charitable Medical Educational and Charitable Trust (ACMEC) in 1978. The charitable trust funds a free hospital as well as a number of colleges (including a medical college) and other charitable services in the Tamil Nadu region.
The Adhiparasakthi Charitable Trust as a whole in its broadest perspective dedicates itself to the welfare of society at large by imparting Educational, Medical, Cultural and Social Services under the guidance and directives of His Holiness Arulthiru Adigalar.
Recently Income tax raid conducted in colleges under this trust and it is believed that tax evasion took place. More amount of unaccounted money seized by IT officials.
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