Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of transcendental meditation, died at his estate in Vlodrop, Limburg, last Tuesday at the age of 91. He was popularly known as the man who introduced the Beatles to transcendental meditation.
The Beatles stayed at his Himalayan “ashram” in Rishikesh during early 1968, where they wrote about 23 to 48 songs, according to Telegraphindia. Seventeen of these songs were included on the Beatles’ White Album. Songs they wrote included While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.
Maharishi had made his home in the former episcopal College St. Ludwig