TRIBUTES FROM CANADA
Canadian High Commissioner to India
Saddened to hear of passing of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, creator of Akshardham, spiritual head of BAPS, inspired many w his selfless service— Nadir Patel (@nadirypatel) August 14, 2016
Member of Parliament
My deepest condolences to BAPS Swaminarayan Sansthe on the passing of HH Pramukh Swami Mararaj. A great man.— Tony Clement (@TonyclementCPC) August 15, 2016
Premier of Ontario, Canada
On behalf of the Government of Ontario, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. I know that he will be forever missed by his many devotees — and forever remembered by them for his spiritual guidance, the inspiration he brought to their lives and his uplifting message of religious peace, co-operation and mutual respect. Having had the honour of visiting the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto and in Delhi, I fully recognize the great reverence in which he was held and the extent to which his loss will be felt by his followers. I also want to take this opportunity to underscore the tremendous leadership he brought to BAPS, his tireless dedication to raising awareness of the richness of Hindu culture and religion and the pastoral counselling he dispensed with care, compassion and humility to devotees of BAPS throughout the world. As you mourn the loss of a deeply loved and much-respected spiritual leader, I once again offer you my sincerest sympathies.
Thoughts with the #BAPS community on the loss of His Holiness Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj.— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) August 15, 2016
Thank you so much for making me aware of this. I loved him. He was so very kind to me. Please pass on my deepest sympathies. My heart is with all of you.
President & CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
On behalf of all of the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Foundation in Toronto, Canada, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the worldwide BAPS community on the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj yesterday in India. HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s passing is a deep loss for so many, not only for the BAPS community worldwide but for countless people around the globe. Here in Toronto, Canada, the BAPS community, led by the incredible example of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, has demonstrated such selfless service to our communities, including the cancer patients and their families at our Cancer Centre. We are incredibly grateful for their service and support, and share their deep grief at this challenging time.
President, His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Ontario
I would like to express our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on the loss of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.