Dear devotees and dear friends,

please accept our dandavats pranams and receive heartly blessings from Srila Gurudeva. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga and all glories to Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji.

Today we have very sad news for all of you. Very much unexpected, just after Sri Radhastami, in the early morning of the appearance day of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, our very dear god brother and friend, Kishore Krsna prabhu left his body. When we received the news, we were in shock and could not believe it. The day before he had spoken with other devotees and he was present on the festival of Radhastami with the devotees in Boston. There was no
indication that he was sick or that there was any serious problem with his health. When he did not show up for his work, his colleagues became worried and contacted the police. The police went to his home and discovered that he had left his body.

Many of you have never met this wonderful devotee personally, but all of you have been part of his devotional life. He personally started and maintained our web site The last article that was posted by Kishore prabhu is the lecture given on the occasion of Sri Radhastami.

Those who know him closely, remember how he was very humble, dedicated and fixed in his all his devotional practices. He was friendly to everyone that he came in contact with. We remember how he voluntary served in so many areas, especially in maintaining our web sites, in book publication and in looking after the personal needs of other devotees. We are feeling a great loss and will always remember him with great fondness.

Kishore prabhu met with Srila Gurudeva for the first time in 1996 and ever since that day he offered his services voluntary. Very soon he accepted initiation and after a short time Srila Gurudeva gave him brahmachari vesa.

Although we are sad at the loss of his personal association, we are at the same time happy to remember his wonderful qualities and his exemplary dedication to serve the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu under the guidance of Srila Gurudeva.

Srila Gurudeva says: `I am showering my heartly blessings upon my dear most Kishore Krsna prabhu. He had so much faith in me, served me in so many ways and he has taken shelter with Krsna. Krsna will certainly arrange that Kishore prabhu will continue to perfect his sadhana and bhajan.'

All glories to Kishore Krsna prabhu.

aspiring for the service of Sri Guru and Vaisnavas
Swami B.V. Madhava
Brajanath das