for www.niranjanaswami.net on Oct. 26, 2010
Purnacandra Goswami has been in the hospital for several days in Moscow. He is in intensive care, unconscious, on life support. There is some internal bleeding, and it appears that his present condition is connected to the ongoing detioration of his health due to hepatitis C.
Purnacandra Goswami, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, joined ISKCON in New York in 1976. He then traveled throughout America on the Radha-Damodara bus. In 1981 he assisted ISKCON’s mission in Hong Kong, and in 1984, the Philippines. He then went to India and preached at universities in Gujarat. In England, from 1987-97, he held classes and tutorials on the Bhagavad-gita and weekly Bhakti-sastri seminars at Bhaktivedanta Manor and the London temple. He began teaching these in other countries (Ireland, the Philippines, France, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, and Russia), and in 1997 he moved to Russia and continues to teach there, in India, and in Eastern Europe. He is the initiator and chairman of the Sastric Advisory Council (SAC) of the GBC. He has narrated an audio production called “Gitamrta,” and written a book entitled Unspoken Obstacles on the Path of Devotion.
Niranjana Swami, who is in Moscow now, is in contact with the people who are overseeing Purnacandra Goswami`s treatment, as well as with Maharaja`s relatives is New York.
The devotees in Moscow have arranged for ongoing kirtan and asked everyone to pray for Maharaja`s recovery.
Purnacandra Goswami's disciples are looking for the cooperation of a good hepatologist, who could offer a consultation on Maharaja's condition. If anyone can recommend such a doctor, please contact email@example.com.