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Vivekananda

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On 31 May 1893, Narendra traveled from Bombay to Chicago under a new name "Vivekananda" suggested by Ajit Singh of Khetri. He became known in the US and India as Swami "Vivekananda", which translates as "the bliss from discerning wisdom". His long sea journey to America took him to China, Japan, and Canada. In the lap from Yokohama to Canada on the ship Empress, Vivekananda accidentally met Jamsetji Tata also visiting Chicago. Tata, a businessperson, who made his initial fortune in the opium trade with China, and started one of the first textile mills in India, was traveling to Chicago for new business ideas. In this accidental meeting on the Empress, Vivekananda inspired Tata to set up a research and educational institution in India. They also discussed a plan to start a steel factory in India.

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