According to a release issued by the Art of Living Foundation here, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, ''Maharshi was a great saint. He was highly skilled in managing world affairs and equally dispassionate at the same time.'' Recalling fondly the time spent with Maharshi in his early days, he said Maharshi laid the foundation for a new world based on the knowledge of Vedas and spirituality.
''There was none like him and none shall ever be again. He remains unparalleled,'' he added.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced transcendental meditation to the West, died at his Dutch home overnight. He was said to be 91.