Statement by Ambassador Verma: Condolences on the Passing of Spiritual Leader Pramukh Swami Maharaj

On behalf of the American people, I express heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.  Our hearts go out to his many disciples and devotees around the world at this difficult time.

We salute the lifetime of commitment by His Holiness to interfaith harmony and tolerance which made him a close partner of countless political, civic, and spiritual leaders around the world.  We also stand in admiration of his service to his fellow human beings including promoting inclusive economic development and providing assistance to humanitarian disaster relief efforts.

The memory of His Holiness will be long cherished for his seven decades of selfless service to humanity.