Dada Vaswani with PM modi -file photo
AMN / PUNE
WELL known Spiritual leader and head of Sadhu Vaswani mission, Dada JP Vaswani passed away here today. He was 99.”0901hrs IST July 12 2018, on sacred Guruvaar day, our Beloved Revered Dada J.P. Vaswani passes on, from the seen to the unseen. Ever-loving, ever-giving, may he continue to bless us from the beyond,” read an official statement issued by the mission.
Born in Hyderabad, Sindh (Pakistan) on August 2, 1918, Vaswani was a world renowned spiritual leader known for promoting vegetarianism and animal rights. He is credited to have written over 150 self-help books. The spiritual leader spoke at numerous venues including the British House of Commons in London, the Global Forum of Spiritual Leaders in Oxford, the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, and the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations in New York.
He was the recipient of the 1998 U Thant Peace Award, given by the United Nations.