On the evening of Saturday, October 15th, HH Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaj was invited to attend the remembrance sraddha ceremony of Surendra Shetty, father of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who passed away earlier this week. The event was held in ISKCON Juhu Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Mandir. Shilpa Shetty expressed her remembrance of her meeting with Guru Maharaj at London Heathrow Airport earlier this year and asked for blessings for her sister, mother and in-laws. She asked Guru Maharaj to pray that her father is in a happy place as he was truly a happy, good karma worker. Guru Maharaj replied by saying how he prayed for her father, that he reaches Krsna, and how he would be getting good results as the family was holding the ceremony in the temple. The remembrance ceremony was also attended by Amitabh Bachhan, Aiswarya Rai, Vivek Oberoi and many friends and family of the Shettys. The Shetty family was very delighted to have the rare association of Guru Maharaj and to express their prayers and appeal for blessings.
Yours in service,
Syama Madhusudana Dasa