Radha Burnier-President of the Theosophical Society
Date: Thursday, September 28 @ 10:34:17 UTC
Radha Burnier was born on November 15th 1923 in Adyar, India She has been president of the Theosophical Society Adyar since 1980.
She was the daughter of Niliakanta Sri Ram, president of the T.S. Adyar. She was the first student in Rukmini Devi Arundale's school of classical Indian dance (the Kalakshetra Foundation). Later she went to the Benares Hindu University learning Sanskrit. She played in Jean Renoir's movie "The River". She is also president of the Olcott Education Society.
Mrs. Radha Burnier joined the Theosophical Society in 1935 and served in various capacities before her election as the Seventh International President. She has, since her first election to the presidency in 1980, already served three terms as the International President.
Having obtained a Master’s degree in Sanskrit from the Benares Hindu University, she was earlier appointed Director of the world famous Adyar Library and Research Center. The Nagarjuna University, India, conferred an honorary D. Litt. on her in 1984 for her contribution to world peace. Her articles have appeared frequently in theosophical journals and she also authored a number of books including the illuminating ‘No Other Path To Go’ and ‘Human Regeneration’.
She resides at the Headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar but spends considerable time traveling around the world meeting members, promoting the theosophical ideals and giving lectures on theosophical, philosophical and cultural topics. Her talks and writings are known for clarity of thought and depth of vision.
She was also a friend of Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Source:information collected from various sources