Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz was born in Kosova, circa 1878 and passed away in 1953. He was known as the Chazon Ish after the monumental sefer he authored, a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch.
The Chazon Ish was the eldest son of Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Karelitz, the Rav of Kosova; his mother was Rasha, the daughter of Rabbi Shaul Katzenelbogen. His sister, Miriam, married Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, the Steipler Gaon. Throughout the years, the Steipler held the Chazon Ish to be his...(more