According to his Wikipedia:
Ramana Maharshi was an Indian Hindu sage and a jivanmukta (liberated being). He was born Venkataraman Iyer, but is mostly known by the name Bhagavān Sri Ramana Maharshi.
It's obviously not uncommon to find in all the books written on him, where the Maharshi is frequently referenced with the epithet of "Bhagavān".
Now, we all know the "classical" definition of a Bhagavān is:
ऐश्वर्यस्य समग्रस्य धर्मस्य यशसः श्रियः।
ज्ञान-वैराग्ययोश्चैव षष्णां भग इतीङ्गना ॥ विष्णु पुराण ६.५.७४॥
Complete splendor, virtue, glory, opulence, knowledge, dispassion -
these six "qualities" are known as "bhaga' (भग).
And the one, who possesses all these six qualities is known as Bhagavān (भगवान).
|| Viṣhṇu Purāṇa 6.5.74 ||
There's another definition in the same text:
उत्पत्तिं प्रलयञ्चैव भूतानामगतिं गतिम्।
वेत्ति विद्यामविद्याञ्च स वाच्यो भगवानिति ॥ विष्णु पुराण ६.५.७८॥
The one who has the complete knowledge of creation, dissolution, knowledge, ignorance, etc. that person or thing is also called Bhagavān.
|| Viṣhṇu Purāṇa 6.5.78 ||
On what basis, is Ramana Maharshi 'referred with' or 'given' the title of Bhagavān?
Did Ramana Maharshi ever, in the recorded witness, exhibited the above mentioned "six-qualities" of Bhagavān?
Or the title is used more in an honorary/celebratory sense only, in reference to the second definition above?
Any such record found in any of the works on him, which tell the significance of the "Bhagavān" title given to him ?