"The (Indian) scriptures exalt above every other good the greatness of virtuous renunciates", says the Thirukkural (Kural 21).
I am not aware of a greater renunciate than Jesus the Lord.
Nor am I aware of many people who, while claiming to be renunciate, are more NON-renunciate than the Popes, Cardinals and Princes of the Roman Church.
Though I guess some of our gurus (such as Osho) may not have been far behind; others, even now, may not be far behind.
Of course, there are true renunciates, including in the Roman Church, and among our gurus and swamis...but many renunciates may not be recognised as renunciates, because: who can look through appearances to see the realities of the human heart except God?
Born and brought up in Delhi, but from the age of 3 to the age of 8 in Amritsar and started school on holiday in Srinagar. Leaving Amritsar, at school for a year in Solan. Otherwise in Delhi, studying at J. D. Tytler School and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, then at St Stephen's College, where I eventually taught for 3 years. Then 3 years at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Political exile from India in 1976. Lived/studied/worked in Scotland for 3 years, England for 16 years and Switzerland since then.