Photo by Adarini Inkei


Sri Chinmoy enters Mahasamadhi at his home in Jamaica, Queens, New York. During the coming week, observances are held at Aspiration-Ground — the place where he spent so many hours meditating, performing concerts, teaching songs, painting and drawing, honouring dignitaries, giving talks, weightlifting and playing tennis…


Tributes for Sri Chinmoy

Aug. 27, 1931 – Oct. 11, 2007


Tributes to Sri Chinmoy’s life of self-giving are offered by world leaders, dignitaries and friends alike. 

“With deep regret I have learned that my long-term close friend, the friend of my family and of our Foundation, Sri Chinmoy, passed away yesterday…This is a loss for the whole world. Through many years of his selfless work for the sake of peace, Sri Chinmoy has gained recognition and love in the farthest corners of our planet…In our hearts he will forever remain a man who dedicated his whole life to peace… We shall remember Sri Chinmoy forever!” — President Mikhail Gorbachev

“It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of my dear friend, Sri Chinmoy. Today, the world is a lesser place as I recall his lifetime of service to humanity in the great cause of world peace. I will remember always the time we spent together and treasure his support and encouragement over the years.” — President Nelson Mandela

“Hillary and I were saddened to learn of Sri Chinmoy's death, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the many people who loved him…Throughout his many years, he enriched the lives of countless others and served as a model of generosity and discipline to those he met, fostering an atmosphere of compassion, harmony, and unity. Sri Chinmoy was a leader, humanitarian, artist, athlete, and public servant who will be sorely missed. His legacy of kindness, reflection, and resolve will endure for many years to come.” — President Bill Clinton

Over the following days, the media too remembers Sri Chinmoy fondly — among them, National Public Radio, New York Times, Daily News and the Independent.