Lohitaksa Dasa, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada's, left this world on November 29, in Sri Vrndavana Dhama, India. Lohitaksa was well known in ISKCON for his talent as a Krsna conscious actor. Since the early seventies, he took part in many dramatic presentations of Krsna's pastimes, on some occasions with Srila Prabhupada in the audience. Lohitaksa rendered devotional service not only in New York but also in Europe. And in 1975 he served the Deities in Vrndavana. In his last days, he came from New York City to Vrndavana. He left this world a week later.
BTG has learned of the passing away, some months ago, of Sri Damodar Prasad Shastri. Shastriji was the Ayurvedic doctor who expertly and devotedly attended Srila Prabhupada during Prabhupada's last days on earth.