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Gopal Krishna Goswami

Gopal Krishna Goswami was born on 14 August 1944 in New Delhi, India as Gopal Krishna Khanna. After graduating from the University of Delhi, he studied in France, and later studied Business Administration at McGill University in Montreal. After finishing his education, he worked as a marketing research analyst for Pepsi Cola.


He was living in Toronto in May 1968 when he first met with Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of ISKCON, on 1 June 1968. During a three-month period when Prabhupada stayed in Montreal, Gopal Krishna regularly heard from him on devotional topics and took instruction regarding his own personal life. Within two weeks of meeting him, Gopal Krishna Khanna decided to accept Srila Prabhupada as his spiritual master. In May 1969 he was initiated as one of Prabhupada's disciples, receiving the name Gopal Krishna Dasa.


Later Gopal Krishna moved into the temple and lived there. He acted as Prabhupada's secretary for several years. In 1975, Prabhupada sent Gopal Krishna to India, giving him the responsibility of being a Governing Body Commissioner within the area, instructing him specifically to print and expand the distribution of his books in India and to translate and print books in Indian languages. Prabhupada was pleased when Gopal Krishna presented him the first... Read More

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