On Saturday the 24th of October, 2020 at approximately 5 pm Indian Standard Time, His Grace Jasomatinandana Prabhu left this planet. He had been hospitalized with Covid-19 for nearly two weeks and was in the city of Ahmedabad, India; he passed away today due to cardiac arrest.
HG Jasomatinandana Prabhu was an exemplary devotee and spent many years in service to ISKCON. After meeting Srila Prabhupada in America, Jasomatinandana Prabhu developed a wonderful taste and started many preaching efforts in his home state of Gujarat. He was the non-GBC Regional Secretary for Gujarat and a member of the ISKCON Bureau. He supervised the translation of almost all of Srila Prabhupada’s books into Gujarati and throughout his life remained committed to book distribution. Under his supervision, Krishna consciousness spread throughout Gujarat and over 15 temples were opened. Srila Prabhupada would be pleased with all his services over the last nearly 50 years.
His Holiness Radhanath Swami made the following statement on hearing of the passing of Jasomatinandana Prabhu:
My sincerest, heartfelt love, prayers and gratitude for His Grace Yasomatinandana Prabhu, who has dedicated his life and soul in the service of Srila Prabhupada in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Sankirtan movement. His devotional service is glorious and historical.
The following is a statement from Communications Minister HG Anuttama das:
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear Godbrother Jasomatinandana Prabhu. He has been a pillar of ISKCON and an important leader of our India yatra for decades.
Last year I spent time in Ahmedabad with Jasomatinandana where I marveled at his accomplishments. And, I participated with him and many local dignitaries in an event renaming the street in front of the temple after Srila Prabhupada. Despite his ailments and weakened condition, Jasomatinandana Prabhu was always jolly and only talking of Srila Prabhupada.
Over the years, whenever I visit the Juhu Temple I always stop by the photo displayed in the guestroom hallway of Jasomatinandan Prabhu and Srila Prabhupada. While looking at the two of them, I think about how dedicated Jaso Prabhu is to Srila Prabhupada and how much Srila Prabhupada must love him.
I pray that Prabhupada now gives Jasomatinandana Prabhu his complete shelter and that Jaso may reach the highest abode to be again engaged in the Lord’s eternal lila.
Minister of Communications
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi shared his condolences for
the passing away of Sriman Jasomatinandan Prabhu on his Twitter account.
Our community collectively prays for His Grace Josomatinandan Prabhu and request all to kindly pray for him so that he attains the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara.