Our ISKCON Montreal community has very recently witnessed the very sudden (yet glorious) departure of our beloved devotee 33 year-old Basab, the dear son of Samir Roy Choudhury, our very dedicated Congregational Director of 40+ years. Only two weeks before his eventual demise, Basab was suddenly afflicted with a yet unknown condition that put him in a coma, then on life-support. On his last day (Tues..Aug. 1st) devotees started gathering around his hospital bed while chanting together in loving support for this very kind-hearted devotee. As the call went out in the early evening to the entire congregation, so many started heading to the hospital to join in the kirtan. By the time he departed into the Lord’s loving embrace, there were over 100 devotees and friends who had come to join the departure kirtan. Samir showed amazing fortitude and deep faith in the Lord by his sober loving farewell to his only child. As we all witnessed this very intense scene, we were all inspired to see how our merciful Lord arranged for such a glorious departure saturated with so much loving support and appreciation for this beautiful soul.
Our beloved Basab’s life is a testament to his constant kindness, a sure sign of his substantial spiritual growth. His genuineness has touched all our lives. His constant goodness, his natural style of being always ready to do the right thing and help everyone around him, gives us such a beautiful example to follow. So spontaneous in his generosity, always positive, often witty and insightful, Basab’s good company is a treasure we will always keep in our hearts.
THANK YOU BASAB for being such a genuine person, such a beautiful soul. Thank you for all your lasting gifts of such a fully successful life, deeply attuned to the Lord’s benevolent will and infinite kindness.
We will always keep you in our heart of hearts.
Gratefully, your loving friends of the ISKCON Montreal community.
A SPECIAL EVENING of loving appreciations is being held to HONOR BASAB this coming Sat. AUG. 19th at the Montreal temple (6 – 9 p.m.)