The American poet Allen Ginsberg passed away last April in New York City at the age of seventy. By taking part in Srila Prabhupada's early kirtanas in New York, Mr. Ginsberg had helped draw attention to the fledgling Hare Krsna movement. He wrote a foreword to the first edition of Bhagavad-gita As It Is and helped spread the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra. Srila Prabhupada wrote in 1968, "He is very kind to chant Hare Krishna wherever he goes, as I have requested him to do."