Goenka was 90 and is survived by his wife Mata Elaichidevi and six sons. He took his last breath at his home in Andheri, Mumbai. The funeral will be conducted on Tuesday in Jogeshwari electric crematorium, said aide Gautam Gaikwad.

Goenka started teaching Vipassana meditation in 1969 and followed it up with a meditation centre in Igatpuri, Nashik in 1976. Later, it blossomed into 172 such centres worldwide, including 75 in India.


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