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News of Sister Monique of Switzerland, and Sisters Alba and Martine of France

6 May 2015

Dear Centre Coordinators,

News of Sister Monique of Switzerland, and Sisters Alba and Martine of France

Loving greetings from London.  We just heard that our dear Monique Vlok, who had been Baba's child for over 30 years, has left her body in Switzerland. She was born in Switzerland and met her husband at the end of the Second World War. They left for South Africa for many years and moved back to Switzerland, to Montreux, in 1965, where they spent the rest of their lives. She was aged 88 years.

Monique first met Dadi Janki and Sister Jayanti at the Findhorn Community in Scotland in 1978 and from then on became the first instrument for service in Switzerland. She began from a small room in Montreux. Monique was totally dedicated to Baba and a great example of someone who balanced family life and a life of service. Her motherly presence and wisdom was deeply appreciated in Baba's work. In the past few years she had developed Alzheimer's disease which deteriorated considerably in the past year. She left peacefully on Wednesday 29th April around 7pm. We know that Baba will have taken the soul into his lap with a lot of love.

Two more souls have flown into Baba's lap in the past few days. On the 21st April, Sister Alba, Baba's child for around 30 years left the body after suffering from cancer for two years. Alba was Italian but lived mostly in France. She served Baba in France and Reunion Island. She also helped at the Geneva Centre in its early days. She was an ever ready, serviceable soul.

On the 26th April, Sister Martine of France, a mother of three children, left her body in an accident at the age of 58. She has been in Gyan for 12 years and served in the South of France. She loved to share gyan with everyone she met. Her children are close to the the BK family and are taking Baba's support.

With loving regards,

in Baba's yaad,

BK Jayanti



Brother Gustavo of Medellin, Colombia, Has Flown to Baba's Lap

10 April 2015

On Saturday, 2nd April, while attending a small local retreat on "The Unlimited Vision of a Karma Yogi", Br Gustavo was suddenly called to Baba.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, 5th April. Sr Martha Luz reports:

Om shanti,

The BK family of Medellin has enjoyed the benefit of Brother Gustavo. He left the body whilst experiencing the joy of our company.

His last day was of happiness and joy in a beautiful place, playing with animals, walking in nature and most importantly giving benefit to the elements - water, wind and air.

Brother Manuel Cerón was leading the retreat and took us into the depth of topics such as fear. Br. Gustavo had the opportunity to give to BapDada his fear of leaving the body alone and the desire to continue serving.

Whilst Br Gustavo was leading a session and inviting the BK group to empower the wind, a huge tree fell on his body. The soul left it immediately without the slightest expression of suffering.

We loved Br Gustavo, who has been in gyan for around 18 years, for his love of murli, joy, obedience and willingness always to do all service; also his yearning to be in Madhuban, his humility and self-respect.

The Colombian family appreciates all the support, the understanding of the drama, and the offering of BapDada to remove Gustavo`s fear.

We have a great feeling of loss and request the BK family to send love and power via sakash.

In the lap of BapDada and in the company of Gustavo,
BK Family of Medellin



News of Passing Away of Madhuban Niwassi BK Tulsi Mata

24 March 2015


Divine Family

Our respected BK Tulsi Mata of Madhuban aged 81 has left her mortal body on 22nd March 2015.

The cremation took place today at 10.00 am on 23rd March 2015 at Mount Abu.

Our respected Dadijis, Seniors and  Madhuban Niwasis extending loving respects to this great serviceable soul.



BK Govindji Bhai of Mount Abu Has Passed Away

24 March 2015

Death : 16th March 2015
Born : Lakhabawal near Jamnagar 15.4.29
Came to Africa from Lakhabawal at the age of 8 years. Worked as a shopkeeper till age of 68, then retired. Gave service at the Nairobi Brahma Kumaris Centre for 8 years, from 1989-1996. Shifted to India in 1996 and remained here ever since. Lived more then 18 years in Abu.
Father to : Harish, Pravina, Vasanti and Hitesh
Father-in-Law to : Meena, Chandu, Kishor, Kajal
Grand Father to: Rupen, Bejul, Khilna, Ankhit, Kavit and Jagruti
Great Grand Dad to : Sachin, Rupen Shah



News of Br Markus of Johannesburg, South Africa

2 March 2015

Dear family,
We have lost a very special brother, friend and fellow spiritual traveller, Br Markus Moses from Johannesburg. Those of you who met Markus will remember him for his hearty laughter, optimistic spirit at the most difficult of times and for being a very kind and loving soul. Markus passed away Friday, 27th February after a heart attack. His legacy of working towards a world of loving kindness, and spiritual fragrance will continue to inspire.
Markus had come to the BKs in 1999 and has played a very significant role.  He had deep love to serve in an unlimited way and was the initiator of two significant BK projects. One was Serve Africa, which aimed to share the wisdom of Raja Yoga throughout Africa. As a result of this initiative, today we have centres in 46 countries in Africa.
Markus also initiated a series of dialogues, called At the Edge of Emergence, that were held in South Africa, New York, India and Australia. He served for some time as president of the of Living Values Association. 
A soul with a huge vision and a compassionate presence who always inspired people to challenge perceived limitations, he assisted numerous souls to recognise, express and fully live their specialities, talents and pure bhavna.  Br Markus leaves behind his wife Zarina and four children.


News of Br Nandu of Lotus House, Ahmedabad

2 March 2015

Bapdada's most beloved and tireless server, Br Nandu who has been surrendered in Baba's service since 1997 and serving at Lotus house, Ahmedabad, left his body on 26th of February 2015. He fell down in his shower in the morning which caused major injury to his brain and he left his body within a short time.

Br Nandu was a loving and faithful child of Baba and was 55 years old. He took knowledge in 1982 at Navsari where he served as a surrendered brother from 1990 to 1997. All of us of the Brahmin family pay tribute to such a lovely child of Baba. The funeral was held at 5pm on 26th February.


News of Dada Chimanbhai Patel of London

4 Febuary 2015

BK Chimanbhai Patel (Dada), beloved child of Baba, husband of Sr Vimla, Father of Sr Alka and Father-in-Law of Br Mahesh from Harrow, left his body on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 (on his 83rd lokik birthday) at around 5.40pm. He was with the spiritual family for 24 years and helped in Baba's seva at Wembley Inner Space.

He also had a prestigious career in cricket, playing the equivalent of county cricket in Baroda. He was coached by famous Indian Captain Vijay Hazare. One of his major successes was winning a match for Baroda against Gujarat, scoring 132 out of the total of 230 and the Surat crowd lifting him after the game.

In the mid-50s he moved to Dar-es-Salaam where he joined the teaching staff of the Indian Secondary School where he taught science and mathematics. He was also passionate in coaching cricket to his pupils some of whom became national cricketers. He went on to play at international level and in 1958 he was crowned Tanzania's Sportsman of the Year, a similar accolade to BBC Sports Personality of the year. He and his brother were "TERRORS" and most feared for their batting prowess – there was hardly a match when one of the brothers would not score a Century. In 1968, he and family emigrated to Zambia where he captained the national team.

Sr Jayanti was able to visit him earlier in the day and he was very alert, totally conscious and remembering Baba, sending greetings for Dadi and asking about everyone. Then a couple of hours later the soul flew away. It was a very peaceful departure and his close family were present with him in the Hospital. The Funeral was held on Sunday 1st February 2015. 

Please send your loving thoughts and good wishes, in Baba's remembrance, to this special soul and his family.

In Baba's yaad,

BK Jayanti


News of Sr Hansaben Joshi of Queensbury

4 Febuary 2015

Om shanti.

Sr Hansaben Joshi of Queensbury (London) left her body peacefully on 8 January 2015.

She was 83 years of age and came to the BKs in 1982.  She served her family who has great respect for Baba's organisation. She played a very good role as a trustee and won the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved by her whole community. She was a very dedicated BK student and was a good helper in Baba's kitchen in Global Co-operation House and at Wembley Inner Space. 

Please send loving vibrations, in Baba's remembrance to the soul and her family. 

In Baba's yaad, 

BK Jayanti


Sister Sabitree of Guyana has Passed Away

1 Febuary 2015

Om shanti.  I am writing to convey the news, if you have not heard it so far, that Sister Sabitree of Guyana left the body suddenly last Wednesday, as the result of a heart attack.  A heart patient, seems she was anticipating the worst, as she left behind a request that Sister Hemlata should conduct her final rites. Sister hemlata arrived here this afternoon (Saturday) to honour her request. Cremation will be tomorrow, Sunday,1st February. Sabitree had in fact prepared everything else for her own funeral, down to announcements. Since her departure the brahmin family here has stayed close, giving what spiritual support they can to the lokik family, most of whom are familiar with the brahmins.

Br. Mark


BK Savitri Didi of Nagpur Vasant Nagar Has Left Her Mortal Coil

27 January 2015

Click here for news in Hindi.



News of Passing Away of BK Chinu Bhai of Madhuban - Tribute

26 January 2015

Divine Family

Our respected BK Chinu Bhai, Incharge of Madhuban Library has left his mortal body on 23rd January 2015 at 11 PM. He was aged 75.

The cremation took place today at 4.00 pm at Mount Abu. Our respected Dadijis, Seniors and Madhuban Niwasis extending loving respects to this great serviceable soul.

Please see the attached file in hindi here.



News of Brother Possidio of Brazil

2 January 2015

Brother Possidio of Canela in the South of Brazil has flown to Baba. He left his body through a heart attack on the night of 24th December. He had been suffering from a heart problem for some years. He had been in gyan for a number of years and had served in Peace Village for a time. The cremation took place on 27th December in the city of Canela.