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X was born into a pious Nambudiri Brahmin family in a village called Kaladi in Kerala and is said to have died in Kedarnath. X's father was Shivaguru and mother was Aryamba. X went on to become a very important philosopher and theologian of medieval India. Identify X.
  1. Govinda Bhagavatpada
  2. Shankaracharya
  3. Gautama Buddha
  4. Madhwacharya


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The correct option is B Shankaracharya
X is Shankaracharya, the founder of Adwaita philosophy. He was born into a pious Nambudiri Brahmin family in a village called Kaladi in Kerala and is said to have died in Kedarnath. His father was Shivaguru and mother was Aryamba. Shankaracharya was a very important philosopher and theologian of medieval India.

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