Good News Regarding Shyamasundar Prabhu

Dear Vaishnave Devotees:

        Please accept my humbly offered obeisance’s. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and his wonderful followers.  About three weeks ago, I sent out a humble request for anyone who might  be willing to consider stepping forward as a possible living donor with a liver transplant for His Grace Shyamasundar Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada’s personal secretary and the innovator behind the great success in
London at the time of the Beatles. Certainly, I understood that this was a very unusual request, but the urgency behind it allowed me the liberty to ask. I believe that Srila Prabhupada would not stand in the way of something that could help any one of his great soldiers in a time of need. I have also seen the effects of such surgeries in at least three devotees, whose lives have been extended in a wonderful way, allowing them the gifted opportunity of further service to Srila Prabhupada and his mission as well as to devotees at large. The response to my request was most incredible and heartfelt. In fact, the doctor who coordinates these operations was astounded, she asked Shyamasundar, “Who are you anyway? I have never had this kind of response in my life. And, from all over the world! Who are you?”  (Giving him the opportunity to talk about Krishna).

       To all the wonderful souls who offered hope in the form of prayers and well wishes, what to  speak of those who were willing to part with a piece of their own liver, I offer my most deepest most sincere gratitude. While I never cry when chanting the Holy Name, your loving responses brought tears to my eyes, again and again. It melted Shyamasunder Prabhu’s heart, giving him immense support in the face of his ordeal. 

I am pleased to report that today, we recieved the following good news:

Dear Prabhus & Matajis, Please Accept My Humble Obeisances.  All Glories to Srila Prabhupada. All Glories to Sri Guru & Sri Gauranga.        

     Just received the preliminary report of my liver biopsy from hospital here & they confirmed me to be the liver donor for HG Shyamasundar Prabhu. The earliest possible surgery date is 2 October 2007, so we will prepare for the same after returning to respective homes after 18 September 2007.  

So please pray for us & shower your blessings.

Thank you very much.

Your servant, Gopinath das. 


(Gopinath Prabhu is a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami who lives in New Vrindaban and works with Share Your Care, a non-profit organization that assists Bhaktivedanta Hospital. All glories to Sriman  Gopinath Prabhu!) 

I am without the elequence to adequately express myself except to sincerely thank each of you and pray that our loving Lord Krishna continues to shower you with His unlimited mercy at all times in all circumstances. 

Yr servant, Malati dasi

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devotees in new vrindaban should take example of this selflessness from Gopinath and become more serious about their part in Prabhupadas movement instead of wanting indian money

Gopinath Pr brought pH balanced tears in my eyes after I read this. This adds to his spiritual dimension in the service of Srila Prabhupada. The magnitude of sacrifice is symbolic of devotional service. He has indeed redefined the limits of devotional service. This is really – FAITH IN ACTION. I offer my special prayers for the success of the operation and good health of the donor & donee.



“life cannot be prolonged by
heart transplant. YOU CANNOT INCREASE THE DURATION OF LIFE. one can perhaps give relief to disease, that is one thing, but the duration of life is destined.”
letter to purusottama das, 4 june 1976

Dear Gopinath Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga

I am unable to control my emotions looking at the unfathomable sacrifice you are doing to H.G.Shyamsundar P (SP’s Disciple). It is much easier said, than done. Your selfless sacrifice at this young age is a great example for me and my family. This is a real Vaishnava –Para dhuka dhuki. Just by this one act of yours you have pleased Srila Gurudeva and Srila Prabhupada. Me and my family offer thousands of obeisances at your lotus feet for your contribution to Srila Prabhupada’s movement. This is a real exhibition of Share Your Care- Let not humanity suffer.

Your servant,
Vrajsundar das