By Dr. Juhi Gautam (Janhava devi dasi)
I was shocked to hear about Mr Amrik unexpected passing away. I had met him three times in Vrindavan, in the month of September 2017 and each meeting with him was very productive at the same time very moving. He seemed to me like a slim build fit man who didn’t suffer with any ailments, which was even more unsettling for me to reconcile with the sudden news of his demise.
Mr. Amrik was a kind and caring person with extraordinary desire to help people and to connect them to a place where one could achieve health and mental wellness. He mentioned to me on all occasions that he want to see this place, ‘Home like Vrindavan’ (where our two rooms for devotee care are today) as a spiritual resort and he was forthcoming in helping us to turn this and run it that way.
He was a man of his words and was very motivated about putting his words into action. From his vast experience of marketing and his connections in the corporate world, he felt that he could bring millions of people working in the corporate sector under stressful situations and people from metropolitan cities suffering pollution and facing the grind of life, to find this place in Vrindavan as a haven to obtain treatment for their health problems and and achieve wellness.
Mr. Amrik wanted us to run the Clinic/Spa in Vrindavan in association with the ‘Vedic Care’, as a ‘service to Lord Krishna and “to serve the mankind” in his own words. He was ready to provide us all the help to facilitate this venture. He was ready to use his experience in marketing to reach out to scores of people who could benefit from it.
He kindly asked me to create a brochure for all the services and packages that could be beneficial and could be offered from this facility. I am disappointed by his short stay with us but his desire to serve lives on in the Holy place of Lord Krishna and will continue to inspire many of us from here on.
We thank him and pray for his safe return home. Hare Krishna!