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Aug 06, 2015
Srila Prabhupada’s Architect Surabhir Das Passes Away in Vrindavana

Srila Prabhupada disciple Surabhir Abhipalayantam Das, who was the design coordinator for ISKCON’s flagship Indian temples in Vrindavana, U.P. and Juhu, Mumbai in the 1970s, has passed away. He left due to liver cancer on July 30th in the sacred land of Vrindavana, surrounded by devotees. All were chanting along to a recording of Srila Prabhupada’s kirtan.

Madhava Smullen
Jun 28, 2015
‘Protector of Cows’ Kurma Rupa Das Passes Away

On June 28th, 2015, at 8.45 AM on the auspicious Padmini ekadasi in the greatly auspicious month of Purushottoma, amongst the sacred cows in the holy land of Vrindavan, Mathura, Kurma-rupa Das left his body surrounded by devotees, Vrajavasis, and uplifting Hare Krishna kirtan, with sacred tulasi on his tongue and head and his salagram-sila on his chest. 

ISKCON News Staff
Jun 10, 2015
“Prabhupada’s Son” Brahmananda Das Passes Away

Brahmananda Das, one of Srila Prabhupada’s very first disciples, passed away at his residence in the holy land of Vrindavana, India, at 3:31pm local time on June 7th, the auspicious day of Vakresvara Pandit’s disappearance. He was 71 years old. Devotees all over the world are mourning the loss of the ISKCON legend, while at the same time rejoicing that “Prabhupada’s son” is surely back with his father now.

Madhava Smullen
Aug 26, 2014
Yoga Legend BKS Iyengar Passes Away

World-renowned yoga guru and founder of the Iyengar School of Yoga B K S Iyengar passed away in Pune on August 20th following illness.

Aug 07, 2014
Prabhupada Disciple Madhudvisa Das Passes Away

On August 5th, 2014, one of Srila Prabhupada's earliest disciples, Madhudvisa Das, passed away at the age of 67. He took his initiations in 1968; the first in San Francisco, and the second in Los Angeles. Srila Prabhupada once described him as the "Emperor of Kirtan." When Srila Prabhupada himself was departing this world he said, "bring my son Madhuvisa here."

ISKCON News Staff
Oct 19, 2013
Soviet Pioneer Devotee Vishvamitra Das Passes Away

Vishvamitra Das (Vladimir Kritsky) joined the Krishna Consciousness movement in 1979. In the beginning of the 80's he was arrested for his faith and has spent six years in prison.

Olessia Podtserob
Apr 30, 2011
Sai Baba Passes Away at 86

Indian guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba died Sunday in a hospital in southern India. He was 86.

ISKCON News Staff
Dec 30, 2010
B.V. Narayana Maharaja Passes Away

His Holiness B.V. Narayana Maharaja, a prominent Vaishnava leader, passed away at 3:00am on the morning of December 29th in the holy city of Jagannath Puri, India.

ISKCON News Service
Jul 17, 2010
Aindra Das Passes Away In Vrindavan

In a shocking and saddening turn of events, world-famous kirtaniya and beloved Krishna devotee Aindra Dasa was found to have passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 17 in Vrindavana. Initial reports suggest that Aindra may have passed away due to an accidental gas leak in his room.

ISKCON News Staff
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