I am literally shocked and saddened to the core to hear that mama passed away yesterday India night – I am still awaiting more details. IT seems that he passed away on Maha Anusham day. It is so heart-breaking for me.
It was Mahaperiyava who introduced me to mama and made him come and stay with us for 4 days in Chicago and teach us all on how to do Mahaperiyava bakthi – literally from scratch! I have not seen anyone as kind and nice like mama – he had a special love and affection for me. He was always calling me “Mahesh Sir” despite my sincere requests not to address me that way. I think it was his way of showing his affection. He was probably the most flexible and accommodative persons I have known of. He will always be conscious that he should not be of any disturbance to others. Last time I saw him was in Jan when he came to my house in W.Mambalam to enquire about my mother’s passing away. I still couldn’t believe the news.
His contribution to Orikkai Manimandapam is enormous – been through all the hard times until kumbabishekam was done. His bakthi towards his “anna” Sri Pradosham mama is beyond words. I can keep on writing about how great mama is and particularly to me.
I don’t have even an iota of doubt that mama is at the holy feet of Mahaperiyava now!
here is a post from the past on mama and his casual video interview with a small set of Chicago devotees.
Our namaskaram to this great soul and deepest sympathies to all his family members.