Shrila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaj (24 April 1924 - 21 April 2017) was a disciple of Bhakti Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaj and an acharya and initiating spiritual master in the Gaudiya Math following the philosophy of the Bhakti marg, specifically of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Gaudiya Vaishnava theology. He was the President Acharya of Shri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, headquartered at Kolkata, West Bengal, India and having more than 22 branches in India. He was president of WVA (World Vaishnava Association) and founder of GOKUL( Global organization for KrishnaChaitnaya's Universal Love). He has written extensively in Bengali, Hindi and English. His most read and referenced book is Shri Caitanya and His Associates, which details the lives of an entire lineage of Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual leaders, from the 10th century to the present day.