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September 16, 2011


I want to express my great sense of loss at the passing of our dear Godbrother Gopi-prana-dhana Prabhu. We worked together for several years to finish Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam. In this and other projects, he showed his brilliant, faithful understanding of Vaishnava literature, his exemplary conduct and his saintly character.

Gopi-parana-dhana Prabhu revealed the real meaning of a Vaishnava brahmana and clarified by his life, why the Vaishnava brahmanas are so dear to Lord Krishna. Devotees around the world deeply appreciated him and mourn his passing, even as we all rejoice in our certain knowledge of his most excellent destination at Krishna’s feet. I also want to express my sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.

Your servant,
Hridayananda das Goswami
September 16, 2011