Hansadutta ExSwami

Hansadutta became an initiated disciple of Bhaktivedanta Swami in 1967. He assisted with the pioneering of the Hare Krishna movement, opening centers and preaching in Canada, Europe, Russia, USA and in Asia. He was one of the leaders in publication of Bhaktivedanta Swami's books. In 1974 was appointed by Bhaktivedanta Swami to serve as lifetime trustee of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. He was also appointed as a member of ISKCON's GBC. In 1976 Hansadutta took up the order of sannyasa. In 1980, Hansadutta was arrested for possession of illegal weapons. On July 8, 1983, the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON passed a resolution removing Hansadutta from ISKCON. In 1993, Hansadutta published a collection of essays, letters and articles in which he presented arguments and evidence in support of continuation of the parampara as a "rittvik". In 2003 suffered a heart attack. He is living now in California and continues to practice as a rittvik representative of Bhaktivedanta Swami.  More info >>    Web site: http://hansadutta.com/

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