Śrīla Bhakti Vinod Ṭhākur is known as the pioneer of the modern day Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. He appeared in this world in 1838 in Kolkata and was a well educated and respected magistrate. He was fluent in several languages and wrote large volumes of works bringing the ancient teachings of the Vedas as well as the writings of the renaissance goswāmīs into the modern era. He particularly desired to impart these teachings in the english language and share this rich heritage with the occupying British. He revealed the appearance place of Śrī Chaitanya Mahāprabhu and firmly established Mahāprabhu's life and precepts. He departed from this world in 1914.