Hansadutta das passed on Saturday, 25 April 2020 at around 6:25 pm California time. The day was akshaya-tritiya, and the nakshatra was Rohini. At the time when he left his body, his family were by his side, singing kirtan along with a recording of Srila Prabhupada. When is death auspicious?
‘If you can remember Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, hari-kīrtana, at the time of death, then you are successful.’
–Srila Prabhupada, Lecture, Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.27-34, Surat, December 17, 1970
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Hansadutta das (né Hans Jürgen Kary) has passed and leaves behind his sister Heidi Marie, his former wife Lakshmi Kary-Rana and their three children. Hansadutta was one of the earliest and leading disciples of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (Srila Prabhupada), Founder-Acharya of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). more
[Hansadutta’s response was also posted at ISKCON Bangalore’s website]
Dear Bhakti Caru Maharaja,
Please accept my most humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada. It’s been some years since we met and associated in person (Mayapur 2003, later in Berkeley, California temple). I think of you often with fond memories. Sometimes you asked me how “The Guru problem might be solved.” We would discuss, but nothing came of it. Now you have publicly posed the issue, so I feel I should make some comments that might shed some light on the matter. Please allow me to go thru your presentation and make some comments. more