Osho's family

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"In my childhood...there were many children in my family. I had ten brothers and sisters myself,

then there were one uncle's children, and another uncle's children." (Osho)


Osho with some relatives in Jabalpur, 1951. L-to-R :
Kundan Lal Samaiya (Kranti's uncle), Kranti Samaiya, Sheela Makhamal Bai Samaiya, Kundan Lal's nephew, (an unknown female neighbour), Arvind Kumar, Osho


Osho with his family at Gadarwara, 1970. L-to-R :
back row standing : Shakuntala (Niklank's wife), Niklank, Shashi Kala (Aklank's wife), Aklank (with their son Aneesh), Vijay Kumar (with their son Ashutosh), Shashi Bala (Vijay's wife)
2nd row  : Saraswati, Osho, Devateerth
3rd row : Shailendra, Nisha, Mohan
front row : Poorva, Maitreya, Pratiksha, Pragya


(Please note that the names in quotation marks are the nicknames Osho used to call them by. Most are common in Hindi, but some are not. See references below.)

Osho's grandparents

his mother's mother : "Nani" Rani Ma (Shreemati Genda Bai Jain) (1896 - 1971)
his mother's father : "Nana" Raja Saheb (Shree Panna Lal Jain) (1892 - 1938)
his father's mother : "Dadi" Shreemati Saraswati Bai Jain (1893 - 1930)
his father's father : "Dada" or "Baba" Shree Hazari Lal Jain (1888 - 1958)

Osho's parents

his mother : Ma Amrit Saraswati ("Bhabhi" Shreemati Saraswati Bai Jain) (Nov 23, 1913 - May 17, 1995)
(Incidentally, Osho's mother and her mother-in-law have the same name. When Osho's brother Shailendra took Sannyas, Osho named him Saraswati as well.)
his father : Sw Devateerth Bharti ("Dadda" Shree Babu Lal Jain) (Mar 21, 1908 - Sep 8, 1979)
(They were married in 1921, when Saraswati was 7 years old and Babu Lal was 12 years old.)


Osho's aunts, uncles and cousins

his father's two sisters 
Shreemati Ratni Bai Jain (1914 - 1942)
married Shree Panna Lal Jain (1910 - 1969)
their daughter Ma Yoga Kranti (Kranti Chirantan Brahmachari) (Jul 5, 1933 - Apr 23, 2006)
their son Sadhu Anand Arvind (Arvind Kumar Jain) (Apr 5, 1938 - Jan 18, 2019)
Shreemati Makhamal Bai Samaiya (1924 - 1956)
married Shree Kundan Lal Samaiya (1920 - 1978)
(they had no children, but took care of Kranti and Arvind after the untimely death of their mother Ratni.)
his father's two brothers
Shree Amrit Lal Jain "Chanchal" (Nov 9, 1913 - Nov 12, 1987)
married Shreemati Leelavati Jain (Jun 24, 1921 - Oct 8, 1998)
their four daughters :
Sushama Jain (Mar 24, 1942 - )
Preeti Jain (Sep 23, 1944 - )
Kumkum Jain (Nov 19, 1947 - )
Shefali Jain (Jun 20, 1953 - )
their two sons :
Sw Anand Paresh (Paresh Jain) (Apr 4, 1952 - )
married Ma Anand Kiran (Kiran Jain) (Sept 1, 1953 - )
their daughter Ma Bodhi Jagruti (Dr. Reema Jain) (July 26, 1979 - )
her son Sw Kabir (Kabir Jain) (Nov 26, 2005 - )
their son Shashwat Jain (Jan 24, 1983 - )
Sw Nisheeth Mohan (Nisheeth Mohan Jain) (Oct 9, 1954 - )
married Madhur Veena Jain (? - )
their daughter Rajul Jain (Apr 5,1979 - )
their son Shrenik Jain (May 28, 1981 - )


Sw Anand Siddharth (Shree Shikhar Chand Jain) (Nov 22, 1921 - Nov 1, 2005)
married Ma Amrit Bhagwati (Shreemati Indu Prabha Jain) (Jul 3, 1929 - Oct 23, 1998)
their two daughters :
Anurag Mayi (Mar 1, 1946 - )
Ma Yog Alankar Alankar Mani (Jun 20, 1956 - )
their two sons :
Sw Prafulla Bharti (Prafulla Mohan Jain) (Dec 7, 1947 - )
married Ma Amrit Dhara (Savita Jain) (Aug 25, 1952 - )
their two daughters :
Ma Shruti (Shabnam Jain) (Dec 19, 1972 - May 17, 2018)
Ma Chetana (Sameer Jain) (Jan 3, 1974 - )
Sw Pramod Mohan Bharti (Pramod Kumar Jain) (Aug 3, 1952 - Nov 28, 2015)
married Ma Prem Jagruti (Sunita Jain) (Sept 28, 1958 - )
their two sons :
Sw Setu Anand (Setu Jain) (Apr 16, 1979 - )
Sw Rishi Anand (Rishi Jain) (Jul 2 , 1982 - )
(Osho's mother had no siblings, so their were no uncles, aunts or cousins from her side of the family.)

Osho's sisters, their husbands and children

Ma Yoga Bhakti (Rasa Fouzdar née Rasa Kumari Jain) (Jul 17, 1933 - Apr 9, 2020)
married Shree Jinwar Das Fouzdar (Sep 14, 1928 - Feb 8, 1977)
their three daughters :
Rakanishi Fouzdar (Sep 2, 1953 - )
Ma Yoga Alka (Alka Fouzdar) (May 17, 1957 - )
Ma Anand Jyoti (Jyoti Fouzdar) (May 27, 1959 - )
their three sons :
Sw Rakesh Bharti (Rakesh Fouzdar) (Jul 8, 1950 - )
married Ma Yog Paras (Hema Jain) (? - )
Sw Rohit Bharti (Rohit Fouzdar) (Feb 2, 1955 - )
married Rajni Jain (Mar 19, 1959 - )
Sw Kapil Bharti (Kapil Fouzdar) (Jul 27, 1961 - )
married Nutan Jain (Jan 2, 1965 - )


Kusum Jain (died from smallpox, 1939 - 1942)


Ma Sneha Bharti (Snehlata Jain) (Oct 20, 1943 - )
married Sw Rajendra Bharti (Shree Rajendra Kumar Jain) (Jul 31, 1939 - Jul 22, 2013)
their four sons :
Sw Anand Sanjay (Sanjay Jain) (Apr 9, 1962 - )
married Sunita jain ( Sept 26, 1967-)
their daughter Ma Osheen Bharti (Osheen Jain) (Aug 14,1993 - )
Sw Sandeep Bharti (Sandeep Jain) (Jul 5, 1965 - )
Sw Sudeep Bharti (Sudeep Jain) (Oct 2, 1970 - )
Sw Somesh Bharti (Somesh Jain) (Jun 20, 1972 - )
married Anju Jain (Oct 30, 1973 - )
their son Ocean Jain (Jan 9 , 2000 - )


Neeru Jain "Khate" (Oct 10, 1948 - )
married Sw Amit Chitanya (Shree Kailash Singhai) (Oct 20, 1944 - )
their daughter Ritu Singhai (May 2, 1974 - )
their two sons :
Sw Anand Rishi (Rishi Singhai) (Jan 19, 1976 - )
Sw Anand Rahul (Rahul Singhai) (Nov 25, 1977 - )
Ma Nisha Bharti (Nisha Jain "Khate") (Dec 21, 1949 - )
married Sw Anand Bharti (Shree Harak Chand Jain) (Dec 24, 1942 - )
their two sons :
Sw Yogesh Bharti (Yogesh Jain) (Mar 3, 1974 - )
Sw Somesh Bharti (Somesh Jain) (Nov 16, 1976 - )


Osho's brothers, their wives and children

Sw Vijay Bharti (Vijay Kumar Jain "Khate") (Sep 18, 1937 - Aug 9, 1995)
married Shashi Bala (Jan 30, 1943 - )
their three daughters :
Ma Prem Poorva (Poorva Khate) (Sep 18, 1961 - )
Ma Yoga Pratiksha (Pratiksha Apurv Khate) (Feb 26, 1964 - )
Ma Yog Pragya (Pragya Khate) (May 1, 1966 - )
their two sons :
Sw Anand Maitreya (Maitreya Khate) (Nov 17, 1959 - Mar 8, 2006)
Sw Ashutosh Bharti (Ashutosh Khate) (Jun 23, 1969 - )
married Ma Prem Prarena
their son Sw Anand Parv (Parv Khate) ( Dec 25, 1999 - )
their daughter Preksha Khate (Dec 27, 2004 - )


Sw Aklank Bharti (Aklank Kumar Jain "Khate") (Jul 25, 1941 - Feb 8, 2015)
married Ma Shashi Bharti (Shashi Kala) (Oct 29, 1950 - Jan 18, 2020)
their son Sw Aneesh Bharti (Aneesh Khate) (Jun 6, 1969 - )
married Shweta Jain (May 27, 1971 - )
their daughter Osheen Jain (Dec19, 1997 - )


Sw Niklank Bharti (Niklank Kumar Jain) (Jan 15, 1945 - )
married Ma Prem Shakun (Shakuntala Jain) (Jan 27, 1950 - )
their daughter Ma Yog Leena (Leena Jain) (Nov 24, 1973 - )
their two sons :
Paritosh (Apr 18, 1975 - )
Sw Anand Siddhartha (Siddhartha Jain) (Apr 26, 1979 - )
married Ma Om Rimzim (Rimzim Jain) (Nov 25, 1980 - )
their daughter Omya Jain (Nov 27, 2010 - )


Sw Shailendra Saraswati (Shailendra Shekhar) (Jun 17, 1955 - )
married Ma Amrit Priya (Priya Shekhar) (May 8, 1958 - )
(They have no children)
Sw Yog Amit (Amit Mohan Jain "Khate") (Jun 21, 1958 - )
married Ma Anand Divya (Anjana Lunawat) (Feb 11, 1962 - )
(They have no children, Amit is currently a member of The Inner Circle)

some of Osho's childhood friends

Shree Shiv Prasad Gagarani
Shree Shyam Lal Soni
Shree Kanchhedi Lal Shukla
Shree Sukharaj Lunawat
Shree Abdul Rahman
Shashi Sharma (she died of typhoid in 1947)

gallery

  • "Nani" Rani Ma

  • "Nani" Rani Ma

  • Mukta, Devateerth & Saraswati

  • Devateerth

  • Saraswati

  • Devateerth

  • Nisha 1981

  • Vijay 1995?

  • Shailendra 2014

  • Aklank

  • Yoga Bhakti 2016


  • sources
    The information on this page is largely based on correspondence with Osho's brothers Niklank and Shailendra and Osho's niece Pratiksha who provided us with first hand details about their family. Further details about Osho's family can be found in Neeten's Osho Source Book.
    references
    Hindi: Family relations