You may be familiar with the name Dr. Kurtkoti, who was Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham, and who was an initiator of Swami Rama around 1950, when Swami Rama was known as Bhole Baba. Swami Rama has written of Dr. Kurtkoti in his book, Living with the Himalayan Masters.
In the link below is some information and some photographs of the late Shankaracharya Swami Vidya Shankar Bharati (Dr. Kurtkoti), which you may find of interest.
If there is difficulty with this direct site address, try it through the following site, and go to the link at the bottom of the page:
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati