Dada Anand Kishore
A Committed Heart : The Unwavering Devotion
His childhood name was ‘Lakshman’; Brahma Baba’s brother’s son-in-law who, like Brahma Baba ran a jewelry business in Kolkata (then called Calcutta) in the adjoining lane where Baba ran his business. He too, like Baba dissolved his partnership, gave up his business, committed himself and his family to the Spiritual University in its initial days of inception. An Arts graduate, Dada Anand Kishore was one of the few committed who was well educated at that time and who had a good command over English. Dada helped draft letters to all the National and International governmental organizations as part of the Godly services. He was lovingly named ‘Anand Kishore’.
Dada was lighthearted, cheerful and lively. He had firm unfaltering loyalty; did selfless, diligent services. He was ascetic, embraced and followed the Divine versions as they were spoken. He implemented every plan that Brahma Baba conceived for the organization. He contributed to the service of this Spiritual University with his heart and soul and set an example for all to follow.
Launch of International Services
In 1954, Dada was part of the 3 member committee that went to Japan for a religious conference. The visit was planned for 15 days; however, Indians there insisted that they stay for longer and impart the Godly knowledge. Eventually, they were there for 6 months and did Godly services thus sowing the seed of services internationally. They also visited Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore and started the Godly services there as well. Dada served in Pandav Bhawan, Mount Abu since 1968. He left his mortal coil in 1998. at 89 he believed he was still very young. He had tirelessly and proficiently contributed to the services for the Spiritual University since the time he committed himself for it.
Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in 1936 in Hyderabad, Sindh (Present Pakistan) by Prajapita Brahma Baba, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 137 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. However, their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul. Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. form their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective.