His Grace Sri Nathji Prabhu was a Vaisnava of rare caliber indeed, teaching by example the true meaning of selfless devotional service. From his youth, he was in search of a genuine guru. His mother encouraged his interest by bringing him to the feet of the perfect spiritual teacher: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although, as Sri Nathji Prabhu himself described, he would utilize his time with Srila Prabhupada to argue in favor of Mayavada philosophy, eventually, he was convinced by Srila Prabhupada's infallible logic that the highest path of worship is to engage in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna. From that day forward, Sri Nathji Prabhu dedicated mind, body, words, family, wealth, intelligence--everything in his possession--to the service of the Lord and his devotees. It is practically impossible to list the many contributions he has made to ISKCON. Certainly one of his most wonderful contributions is the creation of Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath temple in Mumbai, which has become a beacon of bhakti for tens of thousands of souls. Sri Nathji Prabhu not only gave the land upon which the temple was started, but served as a founding member and provided spiritual, managerial, and financial support throughout the decades.
By the GBC Executive Committee