His Grace Pusta Krishna Das, disciple of Srila Prabhupada and pioneer in spreading krishna's consciousness in South Africa, has liver cancer in the fourth stage. Doctors say he might have a week to live. Pusta Krishna Prabhu was the secretary of Srila Prabhupada for a while and was the first GBC of South Africa. He was prominently involved when Srila Prabhupada visited South Africa in October 1975. His intelligent organization and his preaching efforts in the half of the 1970s in South Africa established the basis for what we have today. We have an immense debt of gratitude to him. We ask the vaishnava community to make a prayer for his well-being.
[PADA: Yes, Pusta Krishna used to give very energetic kirtana back in the day. He is another person who had to decamp from the GBC's program, like a lot of the rest of us have done. He has always treated others in a friendly and respectful manner and we wish him the best on his future road. We would like other details and / or confirmation of this report if anyone wants to volunteer. And we will post updates when and if we get them. ys pd]