TRIBUTES FROM INDIA
Vice President, Republic Of India
I am saddened to know about the passing away of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, spiritual guru and head of Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS). I convey my hearfelt condolences to the countless followers of Swamiji in India and across the world.
Prime Minister, Republic of India
HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj was a mentor to me. I will never forget my interactions with him. Will miss his presence. HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, a stalwart among humans who embodied compassion & humility. His service to society will always be remembered.
HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj was a mentor to me. I will never forget my interactions with him. Will miss his presence. pic.twitter.com/p4lsx65zjY— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 13, 2016
Founder, The Art of living
Param Pujya Pramukh Swamiji has been one the greatest saints of the present times. His unassuming way of life hid a treasure of worthy ideals. He was a sincere follower, a leader par excellence and a loving guide. He was showered with respect by the young and old, across all in society.
Pramukh Swamiji's yeoman service to mankind will be remembered for posterity. (1) pic.twitter.com/ydXJ5xSQ6x— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) August 13, 2016
Pramukh Swamiji has been one the greatest saints of the present times. He will continue to inspire the Swami Narayan movement. (2)— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) August 13, 2016
Founder, Patanjali Yogpeeth
Millions may see me as their guru, but since I first met Pramukh Swami in Surat 20 years ago, I have considered him my guru.
In last 2 decades,I always enjoyed blessings & love from Pramukh Swami Maharaj.Such souls descent for great missions pic.twitter.com/w4unAEDUux— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 13, 2016
Former Dy. Prime Minster of India
I deeply mourn the sad demise of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharajji. He was a spiritual guru and head of the Swaminarayan Sect. He created and consecrated many temples and a giant cultural complex known as Swaminarayan Akshardham in his life time. He was a guide for humanity. I recall accompanying Pramukh Swamiji to U.K., where the first such overseas temple was constructed in Neasden, near London. Later on, similar complexes have been set up in U.S. and other parts of the world. Swamiji was a teacher, a scholar, a sage, a companion of the needy. He was a pleasant, soft spoken individual and had a magnanimous personality. His message of compassion & service will remain an inspiration. We will always remember him for his wisdom and vision for humanity. I pay my heartfelt homage to the departed soul.
President, Bharatiya Janata Party
Deeply saddened by the passing of HH Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj, my guru and the living form of India's spiritual legacy.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 13, 2016
HH Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj was a true source of inspiration. I was fortunate to have received his blessings. pic.twitter.com/d6zFRA2gTx— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 13, 2016
President, Indian National Congress
Pramukh Swamiji will always be remembered as a crusader of humanity, religion and spirituality. His death is a huge loss and he leaves behind a rich legacy.
Vice President, Indian National Congress
Deeply saddened by the passing away of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. His message of compassion & service will remain an inspiration— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 13, 2016
Former Prime Minister of India
I have learnt with profound sorrow about the sad demise of Pramukh Swami Ji Maharaj. Pramukh Swami Ji was a noble soul deeply committed to spiritual and cultural values which are a part of India’s ancient heritage. In his death, India has lost a great spiritual guide whose life and work will continue to inspire future generations for a long time to come.
Chief Minister, West Bengal
Deeply mourn the departure of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, spiritual head and president of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.
Chief Minister, Bihar
I am deeply saddened by the loss of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj who worked tirelessly for the upliftment of humanity. (1/2)— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 14, 2016
Swamiji guided us with his divine wisdom. His exemplary life will always remind us to serve the mankind. I pay respect to his memory. (2/2)— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 14, 2016
Finance Minister, Government of India
Saddened by demise of Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj Head of BAPS. We have lost a spiritual leader & guide to humanity. May God bless the soul.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 13, 2016
Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping
I pay my tributes to this harbinger of peace and harmony who had created colossal works in India and also abroad.
Minister of Textiles
HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj's demise is an irreparable loss. He will always be remembered for his humility and vision for humanity.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 13, 2016
Minister of Food Processing
Deeply saddened by the demise of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. We will always remember him for his wisdom & vision for humanity.— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) August 13, 2016
MP, Rajya Sabha
Holy Saint Pramukhswami Maharaj left for heavenly abode. I pray. Jay Swaminarayan. pic.twitter.com/cOmjM2UrP9— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) August 13, 2016
I was fortunate enough to always get blessings of Pujya Pramukh Swami Bapa on every auspicious occasion. pic.twitter.com/t130Japq4j— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) August 14, 2016
MP, Rajya Sabha
Shraddhanjali to a legendary sage of our time, Pujya Pramukh Swami. A great guiding force for all Hindus world over,an inspiration to humanity. He created a new paradigm for modern spiritual Hindu, focused on youth for social reforms. Pramukh Swami Maharaj was the most modern, progressive face of Hindus -creating a new language of hope and pride and brilliance globally.
#PramukhSwamiMaharaj Pranams at lotus feet of Bapa, a saviour of Hindu Dharma, Sage of the Century, at Sarangpur. Unending stream of people— Tarun Vijay (@Tarunvijay) August 15, 2016
Indian High Commissioner to New Zealand
We have been deeply saddened by the passing away of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. I am confident that the teachings of Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj will continue to enlighten the way forward for humanity in these troubled times. His life, work and values remain a huge source of inspiration.
Shri Santram Mandir, Nadiad
ભારતીય પરંપરાના શ્રેષ્ઠ સંતોની હરોળમાં તેમનું નામ સદા યાસ રહેશે. વિશ્વમાં સૌથી વધુ મંદિરો, સંસ્કૃતીકેન્દ્રો સ્થાપી, એમણે સંસ્કૃતિ-ધર્મનું પ્રશસ્ય કાર્ય કરી, સહુને પ્રેમ, વાત્સલ્ય, બંધુત્વનો અનુભવ કરાવ્યો. તેઓ જીવનભર ચાલ્યો છે. થાક્યા નથી. સદા પ્રેમથી ગંગા વહાવતા રહ્યા છે.
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
We all in Chinmaya Mission pay our respectful homage to most revered Shri Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj. In the attainment of his Mahasamadhi, the entire spiritual world has lost a great luminary. However, the light of his teaching will ever illumine the path of all spiritual seekers and his memory will ever be a source of inspiration.
पू.प्रमुखस्वामी जी के निधन से भारतीय संन्यास के त्याग और सेवापूर्ण जीवन का एक गौरवपूर्ण अध्याय पूर्ण हुआ।हार्दिक श्रध्धांजलि।— Bhaishri Rameshbhai (@PPBhaishri) August 13, 2016
Few memories…when Pu Pramukhswami Maharaj visited Sandipani.. pic.twitter.com/Wh0Cxgfftl— Bhaishri Rameshbhai (@PPBhaishri) August 14, 2016
Deeply pained to hear passing away of Param Pujya Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj. It's irreparable loss to the whole society.
Chinmaya Mission Ahmedabad
This is a great loss to the global spiritual community. A pillar of Indian cultural revival, Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj will be missed by all. May we all attain the Supreme State Bapa lived and showed us the path for. May his teachings and love be our support to walk the spiritual path. May we discover his omnipresence and reach him in our own hearts.
Shrimad Rajchandra Mission
બી.એ.પી.એસ. સ્વામીનારાયણ સંસ્થાના અધ્યક્ષ, લાખો લોકોના આદરણીય ગુરુહરિ તથા જન્મજાત સંત પરમ પૂજ્ય પ્રમુખસ્વામી મહારાજના અક્ષરધામ-ગમનના સમાચારથી ગહન શોક અને આઘાતની લાગણી અનુભવાય છે. તેઓશ્રીના દેહાવસાનથી કોઈ એક સંપ્રદાય, જ્ઞાતિ કે પ્રદેશને જ ખોટ ગઈ નથી પરંતુ સમસ્ત માનવજાતને, સમગ્ર વિશ્વને એક વિરલ યુગસર્જકનો, એક મહાન આધ્યાત્મિક વિભૂતિનો ચિર વિયોગ સાંપડ્યો છે.
Padma Vbhushan Actor
T 2350 – HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj a spiritual leader humanitarian, condolences on his passing .. a generous simple human, his aura remains— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 16, 2016
Bharat Ratna and Singer
कल स्वामिनारायण सम्प्रदाय के प्रमुख परम पूज्य प्रमुख स्वामी महाराज ब्रह्मलीन हुए. मैं उनको श्रद्धांजलि अर्पण करती हूं.
Kal Swami Narayan sampradaya ke pramukh Param pujya Swami Maharaj brahmlin hue.Main unko shraddhanjali arpan karti hun.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 14, 2016
Minister of State, Government of India
The Samadhi of Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj ji is an irreparable loss for the entire world and my family personally. I was present on his 75th birthday and had received his divine blessings for my work. His life and teachings are a source of inspiration for crores of people across the world. My prayers with the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.
Minister of State, Government of India
We have lost a great humanitarian and spiritual leader. My deepest condolences on the demise of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Minister of State, Government of India
Minister of State, Government of Gujarat
Extremely saddened to hear about HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s demise. His stellar contribution to our society is invaluable.
Member of Parliament
Deeply saddened by the demise of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. A man of compassion & humility. Param Pujya guru ji shall continue to inspire us.
Member of Parliament
HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj was a guide for humanity & champion of compassion. His teaching are immortal. My deepest condolences on his Aksharwas.
Member of Parliament
Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Pramukh Swami Maharajji. He was one of the best gifts of God to humanity. His message of compassion and service to mankind will remain an inspiration for us and generation to come.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
पूज्य प्रमुख स्वामी के ब्रह्मलीन होने का समाचार जान कर गाहेरा शोक हुआ | पूज्य प्रमुख स्वामी के दीर्घ काल के आध्यात्मिक नेतृत्व में स्वामीनारायण संप्रदाय का देश-विदेश में व्यापक विस्तार होकर लाखों हरिभक्तों को अध्यात्म मार्ग का अनुसरण करने की तथा समाज में पिछड़े, वंचित वर्ग के उत्थान हेतु सामाजिक कार्य करने की प्रेरणा मिली है | भारत की आध्यात्मिक अवं सांस्कृतिक धरोहर के साथ दुनिया भर के लोगों को, विशेषतः युवाओं को जोड़ने का महनीय कार्य आपके दद्वारा हुआ है |
International Working President, VHP
पूज्य प्रमुख स्वामीजी का पृथ्वी का देह नहीं रहा! मेरे युवा काल से प्रमुख स्वामीजी का मुझे असीम प्रेम और सहयोग मिला! उन के आशीर्वाद धर्म कार्य करनेवालें हम सभिपर अनंत काल तक रहेंगे ही | पूज्य स्वामीजी को मेरे कोटि कोटि प्रणाम!
Spokesperson, Aam Aadmi Party
Great saint and great religious leader Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj left us today. Whole of humankind will feel the loss for long time. Param Pujya Pramukh Swamiji was the epitome of the great philosophy of uniting the world with his teachings. Param Pujya Pramukh Swamiji will be remembered as one of the greatest humans lived on this planet. His services to the society will always inspire.
Chief Minister, Gujarat
Deeply pained to hear passing away of Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj. It's irreparable loss to the society as whole. My prayer ! +— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) August 13, 2016
Former Chief Minister, Gujarat
Deeply saddened by the demise of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Interactions with him were true source of inspiration and wisdom!— Anandiben Patel (@anandibenpatel) August 13, 2016
Paid tribute to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.May he continue to give us strength to walk on path of service shown by him pic.twitter.com/VezO7CXhs4— Anandiben Patel (@anandibenpatel) August 16, 2016
Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Deepest condolences on the passing away of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. His message of peace, compassion and service will always guide humanity.
Sant, Samaj aur Sampradayko Alvida karke Pujya PRAMUKH SWAMI Maharaj Brahmlin Hue hai. Bapake charnome Vanda..
MLA (Andhra Pradesh)
Pramukh Swami Maharaj ji passed away. His Service to the nation will be remembered forever.
Former President, Jain Social Groups Federation
I, along with more than 70,000 Jain families worldwide, am very sad to hear about the demise of divya atma His Holiness Pujya Pramukh Swamiji. Our organisation was very fortunate to work along with him on various occasions. We all have lost in him a true divya guide.
देवकल्प प्रमुख स्वामी महाराज के इश्वर सायुज्य प्राप्त करने पर श्री सोमनाथ संस्कृत विश्वविध्यालय आज कुलपति, प्राध्यापक, कर्मचारी, एवं छात्रो की उपस्थिति में विश्वविध्यालय परिवार द्वारा उनकी यशोगाथा का स्मरण करते हुए दो मिनट का मौन रखकर उन्हें श्रद्धांजलि प्रदान की गई|
Industrialist and Philanthropist
I am very deeply grieved to receive your sad message. I had the privilege of hosting Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj to dinner and also had Darshan and personal interaction many times including in Gandhinagar, Delhi and Calcutta. His blessings have helped me always.
Deeply Saddened by the demise of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Was fortunate 2 seek his blessings. Param Pujya Guruji shall continue 2 inspire us.
Pramukh Swami was a silent force like Mahaswami of Kanchi. The more silent he was, the more powerful his impact. His tapasya will guide BAPS.
Retired Indian Ambassador
My wife Usha & I remember HH Pramukh Swamiji with gratitude for His countless blessings and benedictions. We marvel at the boundless grace He showered on the whole humanity for so many decades. We saw the positive transformational impact of His blessed life on countless persons from all walks of life and their inspired life in many countries in which we lived. We shall always cherish and treasure receiving His personal blessings in Zambia and in Chicago. We remain eternally indebted as we celebrate the extraordinary journey of the limitless power on this ear
Formerly Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
I felt saddened to know, Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj-ji left his mortal body. We all know, he has only discarded his mortal body but continues to live showering spiritual blessings on his countless devotees. I had my first meeting with him in 2007 when he had visited the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi. I still remember the elevating spiritual experience I had when I fell at his holy feet. The spiritual splendour which adorned his face all the time continues to inspire and elevate me. My Pranams at his holy feet.
MD - Century Plywood
It is a big loss to spiritual India. But he will continue to bless the country and humanity in Divine form.
Arsha Vidya Aranyam Trust
I pay my pranams to that great mahatma, Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj. Humanity has lost a great soul. The amount of work done by His Holiness will be always remembered. His mahasamadhi will always inspire all of us.
CEO & MD, Bombay Stock Exchange
He was a true social reformer who took every caste and strata of hindu society together. His lifetime work is exemplified by BAPS Sanstha which has stood test of time and grown in to a giant public service organisation that it has become today. Despite his long record of service to humanity in india and across the world, not a single controversy ever besotted him. He created an army of volunteers who seek to service humanity together without ever making a publicity out of it. In three words. He was a humble, visionary leader who inspired his followers to achieve the best for themselves and society. I will miss him for ever and continue on the path shown by him.
Chairman, BRICS Bank
It is with profound sorrow that I read the news that Parmukh Swami Maharaj is no more with us. We will miss his tranquil divinity, his affection, his vision and his ability to build religious, cultural and spiritual bridges. He leaves a vacuum and a void in the spiritual world. At this difficult moment we need to draw solace and comfort from all his teachings and the Marg Darshan that he has given us.
CEO, Hindustan Coca-cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
It was difficult for me to imagine how God would look like, but by the grace of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, I saw God on earth. His holiness was one who strengthened my belief in the goodness of mankind. Inspite of his powerful divinity and spirituality, his constant tirelessness in making his devotees happy and tread the right path, made him a God who walked the earth. I offer my humble salutations to this god with a prayer that he will continue to guide me and bless us all.
We will necessarily miss the gracious physical presence of the great Master. But he will remain in our hearts and prayers all the time. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam used to speak often about the great impact he had by meeting and listening to Pujiya Pramukh Swamiji. He will receive the great Master in the other World. It is a life to be celebrated. I join your and the large team of devoted Swamiji’s in pledging to carry forward His message of Love, Grace, Spirituality and Service to Humanity. We will necessarily miss the gracious physical presence of the great Master. But he will remain in our hearts and prayers all the time.
Our Great Pramukh Swamiji... Enriched and glorified our lives.... And that's where he resides in us .... now and for eternity....
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India TV
No one will ever be able to fill the vacuum created by the loss of the creator of Akshrdham. But teachings of Pramukh Swamiji will always be there to show us the path of peace and brotherhood. I have had the occasion of meeting Swamiji and will always remember the time spent with him. May God give us the strength to bear the loss of Pramukh Swamiji .
Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt of India
With profound sorrow, I learnt of the passing away of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. I have had the good fortune to meet him and get his blessings several times since 1992. There are some spiritual leaders , in whose presence you have great peace of mind. His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj was one such spiritual leader.
Radha Soami Satsang Beas
The departure of Swami Ji from this mortal world is a great loss to the Spiritual world. The Spiritual values of equality and simplicity perpetuated by Revered Swami Ji Maharaj will forever remain a guiding light for all of us.
Sree Siddaganga Math
I express my deep condolences on this occasion and pray God to rest his soul in peace. The efforts of Swamiji in establishing such unique institutions to foster Indian Culture, Traditions and Mythology, will remain green in our memory.
Archdiocese of Gandhinagar
On behalf of all ths Christians of Gujarat, we express our deep condolences on the passing away of Pramukh Swamiji who has contributed significantly both in religious and social fields.
Hinduja Group Limited
H.H. Pramukh Swami has been a beacon of unceasing inspiration, light and blessings for millions of human beings across the world. His contribution in public and private towards spreading Hindu Dharma through his kindness and compassion, through his saintly nature and good humour, through his loving warmth and strength, can never be forgotten.
What can I say? Am shocked and sad. He blessed my books and scripts before release and I had a special bond with him for that. He spread happiness and peace in a world full of strife. May god bless his soul
Chairman, Chitralekha Group
એ વિરલ વિભૂતિ હતા. એમનાં દર્શનનો અનેક વાર લાભ મળ્યો છે અને પ્રત્યેક દર્શન વખતે મને - અમને મળેલાં એમનાં આર્શીવાદ હરહંમેશ અમારા માટે પ્રત્યેક - પરોક્ષ રીતે ઉપકારક નિવડયા છે...
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General Secretary, Vishwa Hindu Parishad
उनका जीवन जानकर ऐसा अनुभव होता है की वे जन्मना सद्धू थे | तरुण अवस्था में ही सद्धू जीवन में प्रवेश कर गये, पूज्य गुरुदेव ने उनके भीतर छिपे साधुत्व को पहचानकर उन्हें स्वामी नारायण भगवान की शिक्षाओं को देश-विदेश में फ़ैलाने का दायित्व सॉप दिया | हजारों स्थानों पर भ्रमण करके लाखो परिवारों को उन्होंने सद्गुणों से भरा, सेवा की वृत्ति जगाई, विशेष रूप से वनवासियों के कल्याण के लिए कार्य किए और भारत तथा भारत के बाहर मंदिर निर्माण की भारतीय स्थापत्य कला को संसार के समक्ष सदा-सदा के लिए साक्षात दृश्यमान कर दिया | आने वाली पीढ़ियाँ उनके जीवन कार्यो से सदैव सद्प्रेरणा प्राप्त करेगी | विश्व हिन्दू परिषद् को स्वामीजी का आशीर्वाद सदैव मिलता रहा है |
CEO, Crossword Bookstores, LTD.
Entire Country is saddened with the demise of Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj. We have lost a great leader today. His contribution to mankind will be remembered for generations.
Member of Parliament
Last night I learnt with deep grief of Pramukh Swami [BAPS] attaining samadhi. I have had his darshan many times & received his blessings.
Chairman, Manipal Global Education
A Great Spiritual Leader passes away, a source of inspiration to many!may he come back to lead us!RT
National Spokesman (Congress) & MLA, Gujarat
बड़े दुख की ख़बर : जीनके आशिर्वाद ओर प्यार सदैव मेरे साथ थे अैसे प्रमुख स्वामी महाराजका अक्षरवास हुआ ।
Minister, Government of Gujarat
HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, inspiration and mentor to many lives will be missed.
HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, inspiration and mentor to many lives will be missed. May his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/8bShfYnaDB— Ganpatsinh Vasava (@Ganpatsinhv) August 13, 2016
Paid last tribute to HH PramukhSwami Maharaj.May his spiritual presence be with us by the values he has shown to us! pic.twitter.com/90mV3tsiyP— Ganpatsinh Vasava (@Ganpatsinhv) August 16, 2016
Indian MP, Minister of State
He was the inspirer of countless and a great servant of society. I deeply pay my condolence to him.
Esteemed Constitutional Lawyer
I am one of the many who has had the honour, privilege and joy of being personally blessed by him. To be in his presence was in itself a blessing - a feeling of calm would pervade the world around him. God sends us his chosen few to show the path of love and peace to humanity. Swamiji’s message after the attack on the temple was a message of peace and sanity to a world that seems to be loosing its way in the maze of hate and violence. Humanity will miss him, his followers will miss him, and those who were blessed by him will miss him. But he will ever live in our consciousness reminding us that we are souls in a human body connected to the almighty and are here to serve one another as he and his followers ceaselessly served humanity.
MP, Rajya Sabha
His Holiness Pramukh Swamiji dedicated his entire life to the service of humanity. He was a spiritual guide and mentor to innumerable lives. He created and consecrated thousands of temples and Akshardhams. Pramukh Swami's departure from this universe is the greatest loss to mankind. May the Divine Power give us the strength to withstand and overcome this irreparable loss. May we all resolve to commit ourselves to the cause of upliftment of the downtrodden and create a cohesive society which would, in a true sense, mean a solemn tribute to Pramukh Swamiji.
The physical departure of His Holiness Pramukh swami maharaj has left us orphaned but his spiritual presence wil continue to guide, enlighten and uplift us. His teachings wil go a long way in uplifting mankind and fulfilling the dream of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam.
Executive Director & President, Godrej & Boyce
Our family is privileged to be blessed by His Holiness. We are grateful to him and all of you for always remembering us in your prayers. His Holiness not only created some iconic institutions but helped shape goodness in all human beings.
Deputy Managing Editor, IBN Lokmat
I'm offering my sincere tributes to the noble soul, social architect and spiritual master His Holiness Shree Pramukh Swami Maharaj. A true missionary and visionary saint of the modern world. Pramukh Swamiji has changed the dynamics of socio-religious activities in the last four decades. He was an inspirational force behind many social initiatives. Pramukh Swamiji, a true communicator was a bridge between common people and the head of the states. His simple way of communication has given strength to millions of people across the globe. I'm extremely saddened by Pramukh Swamiji's death. His death has created a huge void in socio-religious world.
Respected Businessman and Philanthropist
Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj was a great man, and his life and works will continue to live with us and guide us for years to come. He inspired us to be in the service of humanity, and his own example was one to spread the ideal of service, spirituality, and purity far and wide. Through the temples that he built, he created beacons of Indian culture and community all over the world. He will be deeply missed.
Gadipati, Shree Madhusudan Dhyanyog Niketan
I am saddened by the departure of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. My condolences to the members and devotees of BAPS family. His message of compassion and service are timeless and will always inspire humanity to be better.
Sr. Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd.
I deeply mourn the passing away of the most holy saint of our times - H.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Millions of his disciples and followers lik me feel orphaned. He was an inexhaustible source of inspiration to mankind across the world. He has sen an example in humanity while spreading Indian culture, religion and the spirituality. Though he no more in ક્ષર body but, he is amongst us as અક્ષર immortal soul and will continue and would continue to guide, inspire and bless us eternity.
Padma Vibhushan Sangeet Martand
जबसे मुझे पता चला है कि प्रमुखस्वामी महाराज ब्रह्मलीन हो गयें है तब से मन विचलित सा हो रहा है | मगर फिर अन्दर से किसीने आश्वासन दिया कि मैं तो यहीं हूं, मैं कहीं गया नहीं हूं |...मुझे पूरा विश्वास है की महाराजश्री हमें अपनी सद्भावनाओं से अवगत करवाते रहेंगे...हमें रास्ता दिखाते रहेंगे|
Managing Director, Tata Hitachi
Deeply saddened to hear the demise of Param Pujya Swami Maharaj. He was truly a great soul and inspirational to all of us. It's a irreparable loss to the society as a whole. We will miss him for ever, follow his guidances and the path shown by him.
Tridandi Sanyasi of Sri Ramanuja Sampraday & Chairman, All India Sri Vaishnava Community
Vedic Sanatana Dharma lost a great spiritual Guru, H.H Sri Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj built a global faith and community founded on Vedic Sanatan values. His Holiness was highly respected for his personal piety and dedication, as well as his commitment to promoting Vedic values around the world. A great soul like H.H Sri Swamiji Maharaj rarely visits this planet, we are very lucky to have had him for 95 years. We will be forever grateful for H.H Sri Swamiji Maharaj 's works and contributions for Vedic Sanatana Dharma On behalf of all Sri Vaishnavas and followers of Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Ramanuja Sampradaya.
Founder & Chairman, GMR Group
I am shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing away of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj to the heavenly abode. The nation and the world has lost a great Saint and Godly person, whose life has been a message for people. We are fortunate in our times Swami Maharaj has been there and we could have his guidance and spiritual wisdom...The path that Swami Ji has shown will guide millions of people to walk the spiritual path taking his name and Lord Swami Narayan’s name to transform their lives.
CEO, Harper Collins Publishers India
The passing of such a great soul is always irreplaceable and yet the legacy Pramukh Swami Maharaj leaves behind is everlasting.
Founder & Director, Emami Ltd.
I do recall with respect of having the honoured privilege to meet His Highness Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj, and be blessed by him during one of his visits to Kolkata. It had been a very humbling experience for me. His revered works and teachings would however continue to be the beacon of knowledge and show us the direction towards the right path of life.