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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Death of Dharmacari Jnanajit

Dhammachari JnanajitWe have received the very sad news from India that Dhammachari Jnanajit died on Saturday March 24th. Jnanajit was ordained in 2003 and was a Mitra for many years before that. He was resident in Pimpri (adjacent to Pune) and leaves behind his wife, a son and a daughter.

Lokamitra has sent us the following information: "Jnanajit had just celebrated his 50th birthday on 3rd March 2007. On 4th March he was knocked over when riding his small motorbike and suffered two fractures in the leg. He was operated on, on 9th March, and discharged from hospital on 19th March with his leg in plaster. On the evening of Friday 23rd March he was uneasy and while being taken to the hospital went into a coma. A blood clot from the leg had reached the lungs. He died on Saturday 24th March at about 5.30 pm. His funeral was conducted the same evening.

Jnanajit was very keen on study, especially of Bhante's writings. He had recently translated "The Meaning of Conversion to Buddhism" into Marathi and was keen to translate more of Bhante's writings."

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Blogger Jayarava said...

I knew Jnanajit from going on pilgrimage with him in 2004. He was always very friendly and his kindly attention to the needs of the Westerners on our trip made a real difference. I am very sad to hear that he has died and I hope that his family are OK.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know Jnanajit but it is always sad when an Order member dies. And this and last year we have lost quite a few...


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