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Religion: Hinduism
Hometown: Pune
Age: 49 Years

Gaur Gopal Das

Other namePrabhu Gaur Gopal Das
Profession(s)• Monk
• Life Coach
• Motivational Speaker
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBald
Religious Career
Diksha (Initiation)Year, 1996
TeacherRadhanath Swami
Famous Quote(s)• “Feed your faith, your doubts shall starve to death.”
• "Don’t regret knowing the people who come in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. The worst ones give you lessons and the best people give you memories."
• Bad attitude is like a flat tyre. You can’t go anywhere unless you change it.
• "A lot of misunderstanding can be avoided if we talk to each other instead of talking about each other."
• “Material joy has two problems. It makes one insensitive and irresponsible. But Spiritual joy makes one super sensitive and supper responsible.”
Awards & HonoursFebruary 2016: Rotary International’s ‘Super Achiever Award’ issued by Rotary Club Mumbai, India for outstanding contribution to the field of spirituality and inspiration
Rotary International’s 'Super Achiever Award' issued by Rotary Club Mumbai, India to Gaur Gopal Das for his outstanding contribution to the field of spirituality and inspiration
June 2017: 'YouTube Silver Creator Award’ issued by YouTube for crossing 100,000 subscribers on the YouTube channel ‘Gaur Gopal Das’
October 2017: 'Danveer Karna Award’ issued by Kalinga Institute Of Technology, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India for selfless contributions to promote the ideologies of ‘Art of Giving’ and ‘Compassion’ throughout the world
January 2018: ‘Ideal Youth Spiritual Guru Award’ by MIT World Peace University, Pune to recognise contributions in motivating and guiding the world in the values of simple living and high thinking
March 2018: ‘Best Spiritual/Motivational Show On The Web’ by Indian Wiki Media, Alt Balaji for the best spiritual content on the web
October 2018: ‘YouTube Gold Play Button’ by YouTube for crossing a million subscribers on the YouTube channel
Gaur Gopal Das while holding the YouTube Gold Play Button (2018)
October 2018:'Gandhi Peace Prize’ by Bharat Nirman Foundation at the 10th Asiad Literature Festival at Ethiraj College for Women in Chennai, Tamil Nadu for spreading peace and harmony in the world
Gaur Gopal Das' 'Gandhi Peace Award' (2018)
November 2018: ‘Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)’ by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha in recognition of outstanding and distinguished personality and motivating skill to make people think logically with reasoning
Gaur Gopal Das' 'Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)' by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
February 2019: 'The Extraordinaire Spiritual Leader Award’ by Brand Vision and Nex Brands in partnership with Times Network and Kamdhenu Nxt for extraordinary spiritual leadership
Gaur Gopal Das while receiving 'The Extraordinaire Spiritual Leader Award' at the Brand Vision Summit 2019
February 2019: ‘IMAI Award’ by The Kaizen Institute India for leadership in promoting personal excellence
Gaur Gopal Das' IMAI Award by Kaizen Congress India 2019
April 2019: ‘Bharat Shiromani Award,’ an award given to those Indians who have achieved excellence in their respective field, by the Shiromani Institute
May 2019: ‘Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Award’ by NRI Welfare Society for extraordinary achievement in spreading awareness of value-based leadership around the world
June 2019: ‘Certificate of Recognition’ by California State Assembly, the lower house of the California State Legislature, for promoting world peace and global harmony
Gaur Gopal Das while receiving 'Certificate of Recognition' at the California State Assembly by Bill Quirk
October 2019: ‘Man of the Year’ award by Junior Chamber International (JCI), a non-profit international non-governmental organization, Marine Drive, Mumbai to recognise the work done for the society
November 2019: ‘Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize’ by Atta Galatta Book Stores (Bangalore Literature Festival) for the book “Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life” for the popular choice in the category of non-fiction
December 2019: ‘Most Stylish International Life Coach’ by Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd., a media house, for making wisdom contemporary relevant and stylish
January 2020: ‘Diamond of Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology’ by Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology (CWIT) Alumni Association to honour and recognise the best alumnus of the college doing exceptional work in the world
January 2020: ‘Crossword Book Award’ (Popular Choice Award) by Crossword Book Stores for the book ‘Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life’
February 2020: ‘Most Influential Global Speaker Leader’ by the Arts For Peace Awards, Beverly Hills California for excellence in conveying messages of wisdom and arts
February 2020: ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Global Change Maker of the Year 2020’ by Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) for spreading transformational wisdom and bringing change globally
February 2020: ‘American Eagle Award’ by the Jewish Community of Beverly Hills, California for being an iconic global peace leader
February 2020: Listed amongst the 101 most fabulous global coaching leaders by the ‘World HRD Congress,’ a leadership platform for human resource leaders, ‘ET Now,’ an English-language business and finance news channel in India, and ‘Canadian University Dubai,’ a university in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gaur Gopal Das (centre) -listed amongst the 101 most fabulous global coaching leaders by World HRD Congress, ET NOW, and Canadian University Dubai
December 2021: ‘Bharat Gaurav Award’ by Sanskriti Yuva Sanstha for distinguished service to the nation and outstanding individual achievements
March 2022: ‘Hall of Fame 2022 Award’ by Pune Times Mirror, an Indian tabloid daily edition newspaper published in the English language, for the significant contribution made as a lifestyle and motivational strategist
March 2022: ‘Global Leader, The Extraordinaire’ by ‘NexBrands Inc,’ a marketing consultancy company, and ‘Brand Vision Marketing,’ a Canadian marketing agency, in recognition of the global impact created by thought leadership
April 2022: ‘Most Positive Social Media Influencer’ by India Today, a weekly Indian English-language news magazine, and RPG Group, an Indian industrial and services conglomerate, for influencing people’s lives with positivity and happiness
September 2022: ‘COEP Abhimaan Award’ by the alumni association of the College of Engineering, Pune for being a distinguished alumnus of the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP)
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 December 1973 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 49 Years
BirthplaceWambori (also spelt as Vambori) village, Maharashtra
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureGaur Gopal Das' signature
College/University• The Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology in Pune, Maharashtra
• COEP Technological University in Pune (1992-1995)
Educational Qualification(s)• Diploma in Electrical Engineering from The Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology
• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from COEP Technological University
LineageBrahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya
SectVaishnavism (Gaudiya Vaishnavism)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusHe is a celibate.
ParentsHis father worked for the Meteorological Department of India.
SiblingsHe has a younger sister.

Gaur Gopal Das

Some Lesser Known Facts About Gaur Gopal Das

  • Gaur Gopal Das is an Indian monk, lifestyle coach, motivational speaker, and author who is widely known for sharing his life lessons, experiences, and teachings at an international level and helping people, especially youth to learn more about spirituality through a distinctive way of explaining. He gained popularity through his energetic speeches, which have practicality, logical reasoning, and a subtle form of humour. Gaur Gopal Das is a former engineer and a senior saint in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He is considered to be one of the most famous monks in India.
  • He was born into a middle-class Marwari Jain family in Wambori, Maharashtra.
  • He grew up as a pampered child, who never ate a meal at home if it wasn’t made according to his preference.
  • In an interview, he revealed that since childhood, he always wanted to be someone who would make an impact in the world and people’s lives through his work.
  • While talking about his inspiration of becoming an impactful person in an interview, Gaur Gopal Das said that he finds himself fortunate enough to be surrounded by people who worked compassionately to make an impact in the world. He added that one of his neighbours, who was a school teacher, used to teach English grammar and spoken English to some unprivileged children for four days a week in the evenings. Gaur was inspired to be someone like him when he came to know that the neighbour used to teach those children for free. While recalling another such incident of his life, he mentioned that when he grew up, there was a group of around 60 youngsters of the 18-24 age group near his house, who would tell their mothers to save a fist full of rice every single time they would cook it. Once a month, the group would bring all the rice together and gather some money from their parents to buy ingredients to cook khichadi, sambar, or dal and share it with the underprivileged members of the community.
  • In an interview, he talked about his father, who died in 2009 due to Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the central nervous system, and said that he used to work extra hours to give his best at work so that someone somewhere would get its benefit; however, in one of his videos on social media, Gaur Gopal Das revealed that he did not have good relations with his father, and he had stopped taking to him for almost 2 years. He added that his father once put his head on Das’ feet and begged him to keep his ego aside and talk to him; Gaur Gopal Das started talking to his father when his mother asked him to do so.
  • As a result of such experiences, Gaur Gopal Das, while pursuing a degree in engineering, decided to be helpful to someone for which he approached two 10th-class students and asked them if he could help them with their studies; Gaur Gopal taught them Mathematics two hours a day for a year as they needed some guidance with the subject.
  • After completing his studies in electrical engineering, Gaur Gopal Das was hired as an electrical engineer at Hewlett Packard (HP), an American multinational information technology company. In 1996, he resigned from the company to become a monk and a lifestyle coach.
  • Gaur Gopal Das entered the world of spirituality and took Diksha (Initiation) from his religious teacher Radhanath Swami in a monastery in Mumbai, where he was amazed by looking at around thirty monks with excellent academic backgrounds.

    Gaur Gopal Das with his guru Radhanath Swami

    Gaur Gopal Das with his guru Radhanath Swami

  • In an interview, Das, who had received great achievements in academics, recalled his initial days in the monastery and revealed that he experienced humility when he saw other monks in the monastery with more excellent academic achievements; however, he learnt about humility from his teacher Radhanath Swami, who taught him that humility should be seen as a magnificent quality, which is considered to be important for growth in any field including professional, spiritual, and professional.

    Gaur Gopal Das while leading a few engineering students in a mantra chant (kirtan) in 1996

    Gaur Gopal Das while leading a few engineering students in a mantra chant (kirtan) in 1996

  • Gaur Gopal das talked about his daily monastery routine in an interview and said that his regular days in the monastery start around 3 am in the morning following a group meditation, which continues till a quarter past 7. After meditation, all monks have their breakfast and later gather for discussion on scriptures and spiritual principles that take place till 9 am and then everyone in the monastery performs their respective work such as taking online classes and attending guests. After having lunch at 2:30 pm, everyone again gathers for group discussions and then some of them go out in the evening to share their teachings with the students outside. Gaur, in the interview, mentioned that he shared his teachings by going out of the monastery and reaching out to the students just like other monks for nearly five years but with time, he switched to the online modes of teaching and started connecting to the followers through a digital platform. He added that he practices gratitude, recounting all the things that happened during the day before going to the bed.
  • In 2005, Gaur Gopal Das started travelling across cities and countries to share deeper spiritual, corporate, and personal insights with the people. He is more into the corporate world, and most of his flights are for corporate teachings. While talking about his flights in an interview, he said,

     “My life is a 150 to 200, sometimes 250 flights in a year, that’s how much I travel.”

  • He has spoken at various prestigious institutions and corporate institutions in countries like the United States and England.
  • Gaur Gopal Das has been invited to give a speech at the House of Commons of the United Kingdom many times.

    Gaur Gopal Das at House of Commons, London

    Gaur Gopal Das at House of Commons, London

  • He has partnered with many institutions like Google, Salesforce, the Bombay Stock Exchange, CII, and Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) among others. He once delivered a speech on the topic “The Monk Who Bought A Ferrari” at Ernst & Young in London, which drew great appreciation.

  • He had been a keynote speaker, along with Shammi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha on an event organised on the occasion of ‘World Kidney Day’ at Ravindra Natya Mandir.
  • He is a great admirer of Sruti Dharma Das, who is the Temple President of ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Manor in the United Kingdom.
  • He is a vocalist and a guitarist.
  • Gaur Gopal Das has authored some books based on his life lessons and teachings. In 2018, he wrote his first book ‘Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life,’ an extract of his life lessons and experiences to help readers to align their life the way they want.

    'Life's Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life' (2018) - a book by Gaur Gopal Das

    ‘Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life’ (2018) – a book by Gaur Gopal Das

  • In 2020, he wrote a book titled ‘The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose and Lasting Happiness,’ which is about how to make life easier and happier even in hard times.

    Gaur Gopal Das' The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose and Lasting Happiness' (2020)

    Gaur Gopal Das’ The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose and Lasting Happiness’ (2020)

  • Gaur Gopal Das wrote ‘Energize Your Mind: A Monk’s Guide to Mindful Living,’ which is a book about how the mind works.

    'Energize Your Mind: A Monk’s Guide to Mindful Living' (2022) - a book by Gau Gopal Das

    ‘Energize Your Mind: A Monk’s Guide to Mindful Living’ (2022) – a book by Gau Gopal Das