A message from the Office of Chakrapani Ullal:
With a heavy heart I must share with you the sad news of Chakrapani’s passing on Saturday, October 28.
Several months ago, he had warned us that this week would be very challenging. Yet, without fear, he continued to battle his disease. Sadly, it became apparent that despite our best efforts his condition was declining. There was a moment when Chakrapani indicated that it was his time to begin a new journey.
His final hours were serene and holy. His hospital room was converted into a kind of temple so that he was surrounded by a peaceful space, filled with the sounds, the aroma, and the vision of what was sacred to him. There was chanting from his native Mookambika Temple in South India which had a powerful transformative effect.
He was not afraid to go and never sought to remain here for himself, but rather wanted to be here for those who depended on him. He lived for others up until the very end.
I will follow up soon with more information. The Memorial will not be until the new year to accommodate those who need to make travel plans in order to attend.
Thank you again for your support and caring which made Chakrapani’s final challenge more bearable and which will make it easier to face the days ahead.
With love and gratitude,