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Pune: Executive Board Chairman Gopal Krishna Goswami (80) passed away in Dehradun on Sunday morning due to cardiac arrest. Through dedicated service and devotion, he contributed greatly in social and cultural fields.

Goswami was born in 1944 in New Delhi. He received scholarships for higher education at Sorbonne University in France and McGill University in Canada. Acharya Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON in Canada in 1968

Through the ISKCON temple, Gopal Krishna Goswami taught devotion and service to the world. Through ISKCON, he emphasized on education, health and serving the needy. My condolences on this sad occasion. -Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

The meeting took place and from then on he decided to dedicate his life to peace and service. After that, for many years he worked in many countries including India, Canada, Kenya, Russia for the construction of ISKCON temples and cultural centers

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contributed. The Glory of India Vedic Cultural Center in New Delhi built under his leadership was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the ISKCON temple in Pune was inaugurated by the then President Pranab Mukherjee.

Goswami served for many years as a trustee of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, which produced the Bhagavad Gita and other religious texts in more than 70 languages. Through the Annamrit Foundation started by him, healthy food is provided to 12 lakh students in 20 thousand schools in the country.

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