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Sindhi spiritual leader Dada Vaswani dead

Peace is the message he left to a war-ravaged world

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Spiritual Head at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission Dada J.P. Vaswani, died here on Thursday, an official spokesperson said.”Dadaji breathed his last at 9.01 a.m. today. He was 99. His body has been kept for final darshan at his ashram, Sadhu Vaswani Mission”, the spokesperson told to media representatives.

However, details of the last rites were awaited at the time writing of this news

Born on August 2, 1918 in Hyderabad, Sindh to Krishnadevi and Pahlajrai, Vaswani’s formal education started at the age of three. Taking two double promotions, Vaswani finished his Primary Education in three years instead of the usual five.

Completing his primary education from the T.C. Primary School at seven years of age, a special tutor was then engaged to coach him in the English language to be later transferred him to an English Medium School. Next, he was admitted to the Rosary School, wherein he received a triple promotion, enabling him to join High School much earlier.

Vaswani then moved on to the St. Patrick’s School where he completed two years before his father died. The family was plunged into a severe financial crisis and he had to move to the N.J. High School, which was a government school.

Vaswani had spoken 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, Parliament of World Religion- Cape Town South Africa- December 1999, the Millennium World Peace Summit (MWPS) at the Launch of the World Council of Religious Leaders – Bangkok – 12 June 2002.

The Moment of Calm

Dada Vaswani initiated The Moment of Calm; a global peace initiative. World over, people observe two minutes of silence on 2 August (his birthday) and choose to forgive one and all. Spiritual Leaders, like Dalai Lama have spread the initiative.

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