Tribute from Mr. Nimish Pandya, All India President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation
A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul has ascended to heaven, a mighty leader has merged at the Lotus feet of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. An ardent devotee, a true exemplar, a loving Uncle to most of us, Mr. V. Srinivasan has moved ahead in his spiritual journey.
Just three days back, when I was on the tour of State of Tamil Nadu, Mr. V. Srinivasan despite his frail health, attended the Tamil Nadu State Conference at Chennai and addressed the delegates of the Conference. His only prayer to all was “Transform yourself to transform the world”. Indeed Uncle Srinivasan, as I lovingly called him, was a true practitioner of the teachings and message of Bhagawan.
Even after stepping down from the post of the All India President of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations, India and Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, he spent his days contemplating and planning how to further spread the Message of his Beloved Lord and Master.
To his credit, goes the planning of the Symphony presented by more than 125 musicians drawn from all parts of the world. At Wuppertal in Germany, where the last event was held on 28th May, 2017, the end of the show saw 15 minutes of standing ovation forcing the main artistes to come back on stage thrice. Such was the glory and grandeur of the event planned by Mr. V. Srinivasan.
As if that was not enough, on my last visit to his residence at Chennai on Friday last, he disclosed to me his great desire to produce a film on the Life and Message of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. He even requested me to find a Director from Hollywood, who will take up this project. He directed Mr. Chalam, the State President of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana States to provide space in Shivam at Hyderabad for a Data Centre.
On Saturday last, when he attended the Tamil Nadu State Conference, he spoke as if he knew that was his last meeting with Office Bearers, he poured out his heart and stated “Today, I am happy to state that my successor is far better than even me”. Indeed, a man humble to the core. A true leader and visionary of his times!
Uncle, we will, really miss your guidance and advice!
All India President
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations, India
Tribute from Dr V Mohan, Convenor of the Board of Trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Trust (Tamil Nadu) & Member, Board of Trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Om Sai Ram
We the members of the Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Tamil Nadu and the Office Bearers of the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation (Tamil Nadu) as well as the devotees of Tamil Nadu are heart broken after hearing of the sudden and sad demise of Sri. V. Srinivasan. Sri. Srinivasan has been one of my role models in the organization. He has been a friend, philosopher and guide to all the Sai devotees of not only Tamil Nadu but also in India and globally. Although a very strict disciplinarian, he has a heart of gold and everybody loved him. Despite his ailing health, he continued to work for Swami and for the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization literally till the very end, because on Saturday 22nd and on Sunday 23rd July, he participated in two meetings of the organization, one at Blue Lagoon Resort and the other at Sundaram. On both occasions, he gave inspiring talks. I was expecting that he would sit down and speak due to his ill health, but he bravely stood up and gave his talk, which was appreciated by everyone. This is just an example of his love for Bhagawan and his willpower. In one of his speeches he made at Puttaparthi a couple of years ago, he said that one can do Seva even from ones death bed. This had a profound influence on me. He demonstrated this by his own life. Let us all salute this true devotee of Bhagawan and pray for his soul to rest in peace. Let us also pray to Bhagawan to give the strength and courage to his family who lost both Smt. Vidya Srinivasan and Sri. V. Srinivasan in quick succession. I am sure our Beloved Swami has taken them to be with Him to serve Him in His next avatar as Prema Sai.
Om Jai Sai Ram
DR V MOHAN
Convenor of the Board of Trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Trust (Tamil Nadu) &
Member, Board of Trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Tribute from Sri Narendranath Reddy, M.D. Chairman Prashanthi Council, Sathya Sai International Organisation
Dear Brothers and sisters, Om Sri Sai Ram.
I learnt today that long-time devotee Sri V. Srinivasan has merged with our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on 25th July 2017 in Chennai. On behalf of the Sathya Sai International Organisation, with love and humility, we pay tribute to Sri V. Srinivasan, an exemplary devotee of Swami who dedicated his life to serving Him and doing His work. Sri Srinivasan was fortunate in playing an important role in the Avatar’s mission as a leader in Sai organisations. Having come to Swami 47 years ago, he served as the All India President (AIP) of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation (SSSSO), as well a Trustee of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning and Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust. Sri. Srinivasan was a well-known industrialist and the Chairman of W.S. Industries.
Even after losing his wife, another exemplary devotee, a few months ago, he continued to serve Swami and the Sai organisations – both in India and abroad. We gratefully remember his contributions to the World Conferences, SSE Conferences and Youth Conferences of the Sathya Sai International Organisation and I had the good opportunity to work closely with him. His attention to detail was impeccable. Sri V. Srinivasan will also be remembered for sponsoring the Sai Symphony Orchestra performances, both in Prasanthi Nilayam and in Wuppertal, Germany – to spread the universal message of Bhagawan through the medium of music.
On a personal note, my wife and I were fortunate in knowing both Sri V. Srinivasan and his wife, Smt. Vidya Srinivasan well for several decades. I worked with him closely on many aspects of the work of Sathya Sai organisations in India and abroad. Even a few weeks ago, I talked with him about the possibility of taking the Sai Symphony Orchestra to other countries to share their musical tribute to the life of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Sri V. Srinivasan will be missed by many. We pray to Swami to give his soul permanent peace. Please convey our sincere condolences to his family, friends and the Sai fraternity. May our loving Lord Sathya Sai also give strength to his family and friends to bear this great loss.
Zone Chairs, kindly forward this message to Central Coordinators, Deputy Central Coordinators and National Council Presidents to share with friends of Sri V. Srinivasan..
Jai Sai Ram. Lovingly in the Service of Sai,
Narendranath Reddy, M.D.
Chairman, Prasanthi Council
Sathya Sai International Organisation
Dr Sundaresh, Chairman, Super Specialty Hospital, Bangalore and two colleagues kept letter of VS passing on Swam’s on foot stool at Whitefield Super Specialties Hospital. then they prayed and opened their eyes Swami’s Vibhuti had formed in all 3 letters. Sairam.
TRIBUTE TO SRI V SRINIVASAN FROM The members of the Sai Organizations , Andhra Pradesh & Telangana States
In Bhagavad Gita., Arjuna puts a question to Sri Krishna, in the 54th sloka of second chapter, Sankhya yoga :
Sthitaprajnasya ka bhasa samadhisthasya keshava
Sthitadhih Kim prabhaseta Kimasita vrajeta Kim – 2.54
The Lord was asked: “What O Keshava is the description of a person of steady wisdom. In response, Lord Krishna said: “When one completely casts away, O Partha, all the desires of the mind, satisfied in the self alone by the self, then he or she is said to be one of steady wisdom.” -2.55
This is the expected quality of a person. In Bhagawath Gita Lord Krishna tells Arjuna to attain “Stitha prajna.” It simply means spirited intelligence. It is a stable state of existence. Sri V Srinivasan our former All India President and member of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust is an ideal example of Arjuna in the golden era of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai … Today, he is no more … but will remain as a mentor in the hearts of many in the Sai Organisation.
With an illustrious career as an industrialist heading the WS Group of Industries as the Chairman and also the Confederation of the Indian industry (CII) in the year 1990-91, Sri V Srinivasan was and will continue to lead the members of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva organizations in India as a role model of simple living and high thinking. Perfection is another attribute that we have seen in him .Over the decades, the members of the Sai Organisation have learnt as to how to tread this path with love and dedication…As the All India President, he proved to be a true exemplar of the motto of the Sathya Sai Seva Organizations: Transforming Self before Transforming the World.
A great visionary, a down to earth personality with a committed frame of mind to take forward the message of love and service to every nook and corner of the world makes him a devout soldier of Sri Sathya Sai. Today, the loss of Sri V Srinivasan is irreparable for me personally and for the Organisation…we have lost a mentor …a guide and a loving elder member of our family for many, a stitha pragna in the Sathya Sai Yuga…On behalf of all the members of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, I pray to Swami to give us the strength to bear this loss and also to the immediate family members of Sri V Srinivasan. May his soul rest in Swami …which I am sure was his ultimate goal in life
S G Chalam & AP&TS Team
Tribute from Mr.P.Jagannath Prasad Rao, State President, Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Odisha
Late V Srinivasan had a unique bond of love with the devotees of Odisha, a bond that was strengthened during the construction of 1000 houses for the flood effected, accomplished in two phases. His frequent visits during this period endeared him to the devotees. I had the good fortune of his association in the second phase of construction and learnt a lot from him. He was a dynamic leader and appreciated sincerity and hard work. Any problem put forth to him got an instant reply. He commanded awe, fear and admiration from the State Presidents. I was fortunate to sit by his side at Sundaram when he was taking a few snacks. His demise is a great loss to the organization.
Jagannatha Prasad Rao
Tribute Manoj Batra, State President, SSSSO Rajasthan
Respected Sir, Sai Ram, With respect to the subject I have the following thoughts with regards to Mr V Srinivasan as mark of my tribute.
I have seen Mr. V Srinivasan since I joined the Sai Organization in 1999. I had seen him speaking on various occasions at Prasanthi Nilayam. It has always been a very good experience of listening to him speaking in Divine Presence. His focus on the subtle points of spirituality was just marvelous. One characteristic thing about the topic of speech was that he would never discuss his personal experience of Swami. Later on when I got the opportunity to interactive with him on personal basis I always found him a man of in-depth wisdom. His understanding of Sai teaching was unparallel. As a Youth Coordinators of the state when we were invited to personally experience and visit SSSVIP villages of East Godavari Agency area in 2008, he as All India President was with us all the time and explained all little things to us. We could really see a mentor guiding younger generation to take up future leadership role in the organisation.
As it is said that hallmark of a true leader is that who always leave behind him a streak of leaders. No doubt from that yardstick he is true leader who will always live in our hearts for generations. There are several other qualities which I have learn from him such as sense of Gratitude, laser like focus on small details and willingness to learn. Sometimes he scolded me for not doing things as per his expectations but later on introspection I always realized that it was for my own spiritual good. Sometimes I felt that Mr. Srinivasan was a person who has been trained by Swami himself for guiding us in vacuum i.e. in the physical absence of Swami. He was like “Bhishm Pitamah” for all the members of Sai Organisation. I consider it to be my good fortune to see the true leadership in action and learn from him whatever little I could. It will be really impossible for us to forget you uncle. May you now rest in eternal peace at the lotus feet of our beloved master.
Jai Sai Ram, Manoj Batra,
Tribute from Phalguni Singh, State President, Manipur
A tribute to our loving brother Sri V Srinivasan
He looked tough but was soft hearted and sweet in speech. He was happy when we addressed him as brother because he felt that we are all brothers and sisters of our parent Sai. I remember those days when we met him at his PN office. It was not easy to convince him to the proposal of setting up a state unit of Manipur. But when he accepted the proposal as NE states have different languages and poor road connectivity, it was not long before Swami blessed Manipur with a state unit. He was like one with Sai during his lifetime. I am sure that he has attained the purpose of life. A perfect human being who has played his role perfectly and accompanied the Avatar for a specific purpose. No doubt, he was successful in loving all because we love him still.
Mr Mittur Swaminathan Diwakar, National IT core Team, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation
Sairam, Our condolences. Praying Bhagawan to give sufficient strength to the children of V S Sir to bear this irreparable loss.It is a big loss to all of us. Throughout his life, he was following the guidelines of our Bhagawan. A wonderful person. Now we need to follow his foot steps in practicing swami’s teachings.
Sairam, M S Diwakar
Ashok Hota: Tribute from Prof. Harikrishna Dash, Former State President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Odisha
Br. V. Srinivasan was the man of contemplation and action too. I got his valuable advice during the construction of the Sri Sathya Sai Housing project of Odisha. Following Swami’s direction, he had meeting at all level of State government – starting from Chief Secretary, Odisha, Ministers of Odisha, concerned Districts Collectors, Tahasildars, and visited each identified flood affected village by road, even by boat and interacted with villagers, motivated devotees and offered 700 houses at His Lotus feet within four months period of record time. His effort as Hanuman of Lord Sai Rama is a treasure to be documented and preserved for next generations to follow.
He saved the Sai Organisation at the time of crisis after the willful demise of our dear Lord. He spent his last day of this mortal life with near and dear Sai family members. I pray Almighty Swami to hold him in His lap forever.”
Prof. Harikrishna Dash, Former State President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Odisha
Tribute from D Vishnu Vardhan Rao, National IT Team member-Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation-India
I was very much shocked to hear the sudden demise of Sri V Srinivasan Sir as I met him on Saturday (22-07-2017) during TN State meet at Blue Lagoon resort in Chennai and I took his blessings on that day when he was seated in the front row. With such great enlightened Spiritual aspirant and a very close devotee of Bhagawan Baba I had good fortune to work with him during 2012-2015 years when 25 activity reports have been published in International Sai Organisation website www.sailoveinaction.org. He advised on several aspects when put up mails coming across from all the states of India. He was very punctual and prompt in replying the mails. It was a wonderful experiencing to work with him. The strict and very clarity in his dealings / talks made him very powerful. The loss of Sri Srinivasan Sir to Sathya Sai Seva Organisation can not be replaced.
D Vishnu Vardhan Rao
Tribute from Dr Umakanta Subudhi, State Youth Coordinator, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Odisha
Srinivasan in Sai Mission
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba selected Sri V. Srinivasan as a chosen Instrument in His mission in 1970 during His visit to Chennai. Albert Einstein once told “Don’t listen to the person who has the answers; listen to the person who has the questions”. In fact in the first meet, only Srinivasan asked significant spiritual questions to Baba. Swami too responded lovingly with simple answers. Swami told “if you have more questions, come to Puttaparthi”. Further Einstein says “When the answer is simple, God is answering”. It is worthy to mention that Srinivasan was convinced that Sri Sathya Sai Baba is God during this first instance. When He narrated this interaction with Mrs. Vidya Srinivasan after coming home, they soon decided to come to Puttaparthi in 1971. Not only first time Swami listened to Srinivasan, all along in his spiritual journey Swami was guiding and guarding him. Every journey has its end. There is a saying “All is well, that ends well”. It is not a matter of surprise that when the chosen couple merged at the lotus feet with an interval of two and half months in recent past.
Srinivasan sir chose the right time and the right occasion whether it be use of words or selection of office bearers. Swami too chose an appropriate time for his last breath on 25 July 2017. A day before Srinivasan sir addressed a large gathering of devotees at Sundaram during the State conference of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization, Tamilnadu, where most of the state presidents and trust convenor were also present in the august function. In true sense in the presence of his Sai family members he breathed his last. I recollect how Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, an ardent devotee of swami merged at the Lotus feet during his talk to a large gathering of students at Shillong. The ones we love, belong to our family. For Kalam it was the young students and for Srinivasan it was his fellow devotees. When Srinivasan sir was uttering “Fellow devotees, brothers and sisters, SAIRAM to all”. In true sense he had a strong feeling of “Brotherhood of man and Fatherhood of God” which has reflected in his life.
On 24 November 2015, when he was giving Swami’s photo to all of us at Satsang hall at Prasanthi Nilayam, I told “Sir kindly bless the Sai youth of Odisha”. Immediately he responded with happiness that “Youth are always in my heart, I love you all”. We the Sai youth are most fortunate to experience Swami’s love through his loving action and guidance. Srinivasan Sir! You will be always a source of inspiration to millions of youth brothers and sisters and Sai devotees for years to come generation after generation. Very recently when I communicated my feelings to him after Mrs Vidya Srinivasan merged at the lotus feet. On 4 July 2017 he lovingly responded “I hope that by Bhagawan’s Grace you are keeping well and engaged in His work, in Sadhana, loving Seva and also the work you do in the Scientific field, which is also His work. All work is His work”. In fact his life was an open workshop of His work. The last part of his mail contains a wonderful message “The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved”. This message was so strong that I am pondering over till now. Hope his message for all of us is that Lets love Sai, Live for Sai and Live ever for Sai. Such worthy loving life can only experience supreme happiness which is the very purpose of human birth. On behalf of Sai youth of Odisha I pray our beloved Swami to keep Srinivasan Sir as His nearer and dearer devotee forever.
–Dr Umakanta Subudhi, State Youth Coordinator, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Odisha
Subhas Dheer, SP, Haryana: It’s deeply shocking for all of us. We could never imagine his departure is so near. Respected Srinivasan ji was a torch bearer of our Bhagawan’s mission & SSSS Org. He will be remembered for his deep devotion & his services in His divine mission. We all the devotees of Haryana & Chandigarh pray Bhagawan to bless his soul to be at His lotus feet & give strength to his family members to bear this irreparable loss. Subhash C.Dheer.
Trust Convenor, Karnataka: VS sir was a great visionary who played very important role in shaping the SSSSO to Swami’s expectations. His approach towards youth to lead the spiritual org was unparalleled. As a role model he will always be their in our hearts, inspiring, motivating to give top most priority to Swami’s work. Heartfelt condolences from every member of SSSSO MPCG. He definitely has attained Swami’s lotus feet but WE WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU VS SIR- trust convenor Karnataka
Parushuram. Odisha Trust: I met V.Srinivasan,ex AIP sir at blue lagoon and Sundarm, Chennai on 22 and 23 during function..He was very affectionate to talk to me about ODISHA .He is no more with us.I express my deep condolence.Let the soul rest in peace.
Suresh, Vice-President, TN: Sri V Srinivasan, former Trustee of SSSCT and SSSIHL and former AIP, SSSSO, India was an ardent devotee of Bhagawan Baba who implemented the instructions in Letter and Spirit. He merged with Swami at 12.15 am on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Sri V.Srinivasan was an ardent devotee of Bhagawan Baba who implemented the instructions in Letter and Spirit. He merged with Swamy on Tuesday, 25 July, 2017 around 12:15am. In spite of his ill health he addressed office bearers of SSSO of Tamilnadu on 23 July, 2017 in the presence of the AIP and other National Coordinators.His last speech is uploaded on our website http://www.sssbalvikastn.org. Kindly visit the site and listen to his inspiring speech.
Jai sairam.Suresh vice president TN
Dwarik Sharma: With the passing away of V Srinivasan the Sai fraternity and also the Nation have lost a Spiritual Stalwart. He followed Swami’s directives implicitly in letter and spirit. As directed by Swami, he interviewed me for the post of Trust Convenor NER during Birthday 2003. His searching and at times blunt questions were met by my spontaneous answers. From that day the rapport we developed grew only stronger with the passage of time. V S will live forever in the hearts of Assam Devotees. Dwarik Sharma, Assam trust convenor
Ramesh Sawant, State Presidnet, MH & Goa: FORMER TRUSTEE SRI. V. SRINIVASAN MERGED WITH SWAMI
JULY 25, 2017: The Sai fraternity woke up Tuesday morning with the sad news of Sri.Srinivasan merging with Swami on 25th July 2017 around 12:15 am. He first met Swami in Chennai in the year 1970 and ever since never looked back. A qualified engineer, Sri. Srinivasan is a well known industrialist and was the chairman of W.S. Industries. He served in Sri Sathya Sai Organisations in various capacities and chose to hand over the reigns of All India President of Sri Sathya Sai Organisation to Sri. Nimish Pandya. a year ago , Sri. Srinivasan who was also the Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning and Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust gave up his positions on health grounds.
On May 8th 2017 he lost his wife Smt. Vidya Srinivasan and in spite of his age related ailments, Sri Srinivasan was still active in participating Sai Functions and he addressed the state level programme that was held on Saturday in ECR road Chennai and also in Sundaram ashram in Chennai on Sunday with the portable oxygen parameters which he had to carry after he developed some age related complications. This shows the love he had for Swami and for Sai Organisation. Like a warrior who prefers to die in the battlefield, Sri. Srinivasan merged in Swami while still being active in sharing his words of wisdom with fellow Sai brothers and sisters . May Swami give all the strength to his family in particular, who lost the parents in such a short span. Thank you Srinivasanji for playing your role in the Sai mission and for guiding thousands of devotees at various capacities..
The last rites will be performed at 3 PM today in Chennai.
Jai Sairam, Shri Ramesh Sawant…
Shankaran: Bihar Trust Convenor: Sai Ram Sudden demise of Srinivasan Sir put all of us in deep sorrow, We All pray for his soul to rest in peace-Bihar trust convenor…shri Shankaran
SP, Bihar: Sai Ram Very Sad N Shocking news ,Let Us all pray for his soul to rest in Peace, SP bihar
Ratan Pradhan: State President, SSSSO-Sikkim: The news of sudden demises of Sri V. Srinivasan Sir, Former AIP shocked me and I could not believe it at the first instance and later I realised that it was fact. Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation has lost a very energetic, commanding and courage -able leader. He was very much elder brother, good guardian to each of us. He will be remembered for ever. All the Office bearers and the devotees of Sikkim pray to our Beloved Lord to merge his soul with the Divine Himself.
Kerala Trust Convenor: Sairam. Very sad news. Last I saw him for Guru Poornima. Had sent him SMS greetings and he had replied. A true devotee to the last has attained merger at the Lotus feet.-Kerala trust convenor
R Laxman Rao, SVP, AP & TS: I am deeply saddened by the loss of former all India president Sri Srinivasan garu. I pray to our beloved Bhagawan Baba to bring their family a much needed peace during this sad time… My condolences-Ap&TS vice President Laxman an rao
Vice President AP& T V. SARVOTHAMUDU: Great loss to Sai Fraternity. A Himalayan personality in devotion to beloved Lord and dedication to His mission. Prayers to Swami to give required strength to family members withstand the huge loss.Yet another Star….
Hyd Sai YC: Sairam, feel sad to know about the demise of VS sir ! Indeed a great loss to Sai organisation. May his soul Rest In Peace at His lotus feet.
Kapoor, Punjab: We are saddened with the sad demise of Shri V Srinivasan ji, former all India President of SSSO. A source of inspiration and guiding force for all of us. The vacuum created by his sudden departure has left us wondering. We pray from Almighty to rest his soul in peace. Regards Vinay Kapoor, Punjab
VP Karanataka Venkat Gosavi: Sai Ram. The sudden loss of Srinivasan Sir is a huge shock to all of us. He was a true ambassador of SAI Mission and will ever be remembered for his dedication and the leadership demonstrated. May his soul rest in peace.
SP Sikkam Ratan Kumar Pradan: Sairam! Rrally shocked to hear the sad news. Unbelievable. He was really a strong pillar of SSSSO. We have lost a good leader. Let his soul be merged with the Divine soul. We really miss him.
State Vice President MP & CG Dr. T. Rama Rao: Sairam, Unbelievable he is no more with us, May his soul rest in peace
VP Rajasthan Dr. Manoj Kumar Batra: Sai Ram, it is really unbelievable to learn about the final journey of our former AIP & Central Trust member Shri V Srinivasanji. We are speechless. May his soul rest in peace. Sai Ram!
Vice President Gujarat Hemant Patel 1: SaiRam. It is unbelievable. He was the guiding for the organisation and trust. We lost true role model for all of us. May his soul rest in peace forever.
Sai Mumbai Jagadish Babu: It’s a sad news and irreparable loss. May the noble soul rest eternally at the Lotus feet !!!! Sairam.
sai p. K Chaterjee State Vice President Bihar & jharkhand: Sairam.shocked to hear this newes.a great loss for us May his soul rest rest in peace.
SP Gujarat Manohar G Trikannad: Sai Ram It is heartening to know a sudden demise of our former AIP Hon. Sri Srinivasanji. He was a great and disciplined leader and true devotee of our beloved Bhagawan. SSSSO has lost his main pillar. May his soul rest in peace
Vice President Assam Dr. Om Prakash Tiwari: The loss of his physical body is a great loss to our organisation.He was engaged in swami’s mission till his last breath.🙏RIP
SP Kerala Mukundan: Sai Ram.A great devotee, a great leader, a great elder brother, who moulded members like me in the right Sai path.With heartfelt gratitude to sir, pray to Swami to give strength to all family members
UP Trust Convenor: Sairam shocking news about our beloved shrinivasanji A great person dedicated to swsmijis mission our prayers to bless his soul to rest in peace.
VP West Bengal Sujit Prasad Lahari: Our most loving and respected Srinivasan Sir’s demise is a shocking news to us. We do not have any language to express our sorrow and grief in this matter.On behalf of all from West Bengal we Convey our respect and gratitude to the departed noble Soul and pray to Bhagwan to Bless his soul to rest in peace at His Lotus Feet.
VP Up Dr. Kishori Lal: Very shocking news. May departed soul rest in peace. He was true visionary. Motivator moreover very closed to beloved Swami.
Vice President Manipur Phalguni: Sai Ram! No words can describe the feeling that we have at this moment. Loving memories and prayer for his merger. On behalf of all members of Manipur organisation, I share our deepest condolences on the demise of our loving former AIP.
West Bengal State Trust Convenor Gautham Ghosh: Extremely shocked and saddened to hear the sudden demise of our VS Sir.Pray Bhagawan may his soul rest in peace.
VP Goa Satpata: sairam very shocking news news for sai family He merge in sai My heartfelt condolence from Satpute
SP Madhya Pradesh Bharat J: VS sir was a great visionary who played very important role in shaping the SSSSO to Swami’s expectations . His approach towards youth to lead the spiritual org was unparalleled. As a roll model he will always be their in our hearts, inspiring, motivating to give top most priority to Swami’s work. Heartfelt condolences from every member of SSSSO MPCG. He definitely has attained Swami’s lotus feet but WE WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU VS SIR.
Dr. Ram Manohar RAO National Coordinator: Sai Ram,very shocking to hear that our dearest Uncle V S has passed away.May his soul rest in peace at the Divine Lotus feet our Beloved Bhagawan
Vice President GOA Prakash D: Sairam
Er. Satchidananda Nayak, State Coordinator, Odisha: In memory of revered Br. V. Srinivasan, Former AIP, SSSSO, India, Death is not the end of life; it is the process of life. It is for this law of spirituality, the law of change and continuity, memory of those who in their life time performed their duty with love, inspires others transcending the boundaries of space and time. During my working in the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, India, till today, I have received visible and invisible inspirations from Br. V. Srinivasan at different level of his functioning as well as his love and law for perfection.
While he attended the 37th State Conference at Bhubaneswar his eyes of love was impressed by the exhibits designed by our team and placed at exhibition hall near ‘Sai Janani’. He desired that these be placed at Prasanthi Nilayam for the benefits of Sai devotees. By the grace of Bhagawan Baba those exhibits were placed on August 2013 at Prasanthi Nilayam and were highly appreciated by intellectual community, Students and faculties of SSSIHL as well as international community. This event had inspired Odisha state to develop more than 400 exhibits in the line including the message of Veda, Upanishad, Parenting, BV, Seva etc. We dedicate all these exhibits to Br. V. Srinivasan. We would remember him always in our heart.
Er. Satchidananda Nayak, State Coordinator, Odisha
Satchidananda Nanda Cuttack, Odisha: Indelible Impression The Ramayana, the epoch making epic would fall flat without the mention of the role of Hanuman. Similarly Sri Ramkrishna’s world wide acceptance would never be possible without the glaring role of Swami Vivekananda. So also the spread of Sai Organisation would not have been possible without the active participation of Sri Srinivasan. It is needless to say that Sri V. Srinivasan has immortalised himself through his ardent devotion and adherent spiritual association with Bhagawan Baba. The role of Smt. and Sri Srinivasan in the birth and functioning of ‘Abutsbery’ and the after ‘Sundaram’ in Chennai is immeasurable and unforgettable. It seems, Sri and Smt. Srinivasan were blessed by Bhagawan for the purpose. Sai Sruti at Kodai stands with pride as another signature of Sri Srinivasan’s family. Since long when Sri Srinivasan was unaware of Sai organisation, Bhagawan was preparing him to play the remarkable role of leading the members of the organisation.
He was the chosen messenger of the Avatar of the age in carrying out His mission. His fascinating appearance, the mastery over the language, the art of delivering speech, the eye catching humility before Bhagawan were worth imitating for each one of us. The entire audience felt spell bound while listening to him. When he was touring to foreign lands in connection with his business matters and meeting their ministers, the ministers and other official were so much impressed that they accepted the terms of business tacitly and were eager to listen more and more on Swami. Bhagawan granted him permission to come to Paradeep, Odisha, to address the state conference in 1984 along with Sri Indulal Shah, the chairman, world council. The lines spoken by Sri Srinivasan left such an influence on the devotees of Odisha that they prayed to Bhagawan to grant him a long, healthy and heavenly life. During the construction of houses for the flood victims of Odisha, Sri Srinivasan had to come to the coastal belt of Odisha, full of rivers, creeks, canals, mud and dirt to supervise the progress of work. He initiated a ray of hope for Odisha, narrating the interest of Bhagawan for His visit to Odisha. The whole of Odisha was electrified to hear about the expected arrival of Swami and felt excited. They started offering their ocean deep prayer to witness the divine physically present on their own soil. But the divine will was something different. The whole of eastern region of India could not enjoy the glory of attracting Bhagawan to its own place, including Odisha. In the first phase seven hundred houses and another three hundred houses in the second phase have been constructed in different districts of Odisha, which is a landmark of Bhagawan Baba’s love and the untiring effort of Sri Srinivasan and the members of Central Trust.
On the Rama Navami day of 2009, one hundred eighty three couples reached Prasanthi Nilayam to receive the keys of the houses allotted to them as beneficiaries. It look a long time to complete the distribution. We the people of Odisha took our seats along with our State President. To avoid unnecessary delay, Sri Srinivasan silently directed us to go and help in distribution work with an intention of not detaining Bhagawan for a long time. We rushed to help our State President and Trust Convener in handing over the keys to the appropriate receivers sitting before Bhagawan. To our utter surprise, we saw Bhagawan’s wheeled throne beside us, near the beneficiaries, enjoying the stamp of joy on the faces of receivers with His bewitching smile. Silent and sincere thanks came out from the depth of our heart for Sri Srinivasan for the opportunity he created for us to be so close Bhagawan, while extending the hand of help in executing His work. Once in a grand occasion in Sai Kulwant Hall in the immediate presence of Bhagawan Sri Srinivasan came to initiate the meeting. That day he had some throat irritation and he was trying to clear his throat frequently. Bhagawan left His throne came over to Sri Srinivasan, holding His silver tumbler meant for His use and told him to take a drought and lo ; the irritation vanished, Sri Srinivasan went our painting flowers after flower on the canvas with his lucid language. The audience could feel the deep love, that Bhagawan had for His chosen A.I.P. Sri Srinivasan.
During the meeting Trust members of all the states of India, Sri Srinivasan put emphasis on preparing ourselves as the best receivers of God’s grace which remained engraved in the hearts of the trustees. We can’t forget the manner in which he was conducting the All India meetings in Prasanthi Nilayam. Bhagwan made him fully capable for the responsibilities he was entrusted with. The flowering english he used was no less than the native speakers. May God bless me to enroll me as a student of Sri Srinivasan, in the next birth at least. May the chosen soul rest in peace at the lotus feet forever.
Satchidananda Nanda Cuttack, Odisha
DP, Kanyakumari: This news has come as a great shock to all of us. We are sure he has merged in Swami.The former A I P Sri V.Srinivasan is not with us now but every speech spoken and all activities done by him in connection with our organization with the divine thought of our Bhagawan Sri Sri Sri Sathya Sai Baba are very good divine lessons for us to perform sincere seva in the three wings of our organization activities so as to get our Swamy’s Blessing ever for one and all in the Universe. As per our vision, he seems to be a roaring lovable divine young lion(instrument) of our Swamy to take care of keeping the discipline given by our Swampy for us and for our organization.Our Swamy Sri Sri Sri Sathya Sai Baba may look after his blessed soul accordingly.
Jai Sai Ram.D P.,Kanyakumari Dt.
VENUGOPAL JAYARAMAN, DP, Kancheepuram North: Sairam, A great soul has merged with the Divine. Words fail to express views. When thoughts about our organisation arise, I tend to look upon the architects who were instruments in building this great one and if at all any person is reminded it is our respected former All India president Shri. V. Srinivasan sir. The kind of respect he claimed, not only in our organisation but in the outside world, shows how great a personality he was. Groomed and guided by none other than our Beloved Bhagawan, he took the organisation to great heights in and outside the country. As far as I am concerned he was our Bhishma Pitama. I am sure he has attained our Beloved Bhagawan and has merged in HIM.
Ever in SAI seva, VENUGOPAL.J, District President – Kancheepuram North
Tribute from Balu Sairam,
We miss a great leader. His place can’t be filled .DP THENI
Many have sent messages of deep respects to the departed leader:
Sairam, During our recent State Conference at Chennai on 22nd July, 2017, Mr. V. Srinivasan Sir delivered an Inspiring Speech to all the Office Bearers and delegates. In any of the meetings at Prashanthi Nilayam during Guru Poornima, moment AIP Sir enters the hall there will be immediate silence and focus for his address. Though for his post commanded power, he never showcased it. A man of Humility.
I would like to share this experience with AIP Sir. I got a call from secretary of AIP Sir for sending invitation for a function at “Sethu Kshetram” temple which is situated in WS Industries premises. After sometime, again I got a call from secretary of AIP Sir that he was instructed by AIP Sir to handover the invitation in person. Such was his kindness to any Sai member in the Organisation. When our State President introduced me to AIP Sir, he told that Tiruvallur District, TN can do more Seva, especially focus on Quality of Bhajans which is a connecting point to many devotees to get involved in Sai Organisation.
Recently, we invited AIP Sir for Kumbhabhishekam of Sai Mandir at Tiruvallur on 26th March, 2017. AIP Sir told that he will definitely participate in this function, and given following instructions to us; “Please post a sevadal near Tiruvallur bridge, given his car color for identification, do not prepare any special breakfast, you can serve same breakfast which are served for our members, do not put special chair for me, I would like to sit along with others and will address the devotees and members”. But unfortunately, due to his health conditions he was unable to attend the above function. We all members / devotees from Tiruvallur District, Pray our Loving God to rest his soul in peace.
smruti ranjan nayak: Om sri sairam uncle
Vinit Saini: Sairam…lots of pranam to lotus divine feet!! I deeply pay my respect and tribute to late Sh V.Srinivasan from the depth of my heart. May Swami! Bless divine place to him to his lotus divine peace. Vineet Saini Adv Civil Court Saharanpur UP, 9760388006
Battu Mallesham: Sri V. Srinivasan joined SWAMY. He did his duty with dedication in the SSSSO.Now it’s our turn to continue the Mission
ARUN R : Om Sri Sai Ram, Our former All India president, Sri. Srinivasan uncle is a blessed sole. He’s always silent and lovely. Uncle is a role model for all the members of the organization irrespective of the age group. He’s as energetic as a youth and as responsible as an expert. We have learnt many things from him like, how to be polite always and how to do selfless service to all… Deep condolences to respected Srinivasan sir,Arun Raveeswaran. Erode, tamilnadu
Madhavan Ramabhadran: Sai ram, The message of departed soul is indigestible and kind of service rendered by him and the motivation to the youth to carried forward the mission of swami for uplifting mankind is unimaginable. May swami keep him with and bless us to carried his mission.
madalsadanawala1972Aum shri sai ram.
Naresh Vohra: Respected AIP was very fortunate person whose long term services were lovingly accepted by our beloved Swami. He is real inspiration for millions of devotees all over the world.
डॉ. दिनेश चंद्र सक्सेना D.C. Saxena Dear Sir , Sai Ram Please accept my personal heartfelt condolences on the sad passing away of a great humane devotee, who was so dedicated and ever committed to the cause of spiritual advancement of the Organization, so simple and perfect a gentleman. May SWAMI grant him shelter in HIS LOTUS FEET-डॉ. दिनेश चंद्र सक्सेना
Naresh Vohra: Respected AIP was very fortunate person whose long term services were lovingly accepted by our beloved Swami. He is real inspiration for millions of devotees all over the world.
kottakota salavaraju : Pray at the Lotus feet to rest his soul in peace. Jai sai ram. 💐-Dr K Salava Raju
Chinmaya sekhar Mallick: Omm sri sairam .
Bikash Barik: Sairam, Swami bless u ever