Chakra Announcements

Urmila Prabhu's father passes away

by Vyenkata Bhatta dasa

Posted September 24, 2003

It is with great sadness that we report that on September 20, 2003, H.G. Urmila Prabhu's beloved father left his body. We offer our deepest condolences to Urmila Prabhu and her family at this difficult time.

Mr. Bernard Manischewitz passed away quietly in his home in Northern New Jersey. Mr. Manischewitz was very favorable towards Krishna consciousness and appreciative of his daughter's involvement with the worldwide Hare Krishna movement. In fact, he became an ISKCON Life Member directly under Srila Prabhupada. Mr. Manischewitz met personally with Srila Prabhupada on five occasions. Urmila Prabhu noted that her father told her that she was his favorite child and that whenever he thought of her, he thought of Krsna.

We request that all devotees pray for Mr. Manischewitz. Srila Prabhupada explained that the devotees' sincere prayers immediately following a death can have a profound impact on the departed soul's next destination, likening such prayers to the testimony given by witnesses in a court of law.