Photos by Pulak Viscardi


Sri Chinmoy lifts the former President of the Republic of India Ramaswami Venkataraman at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, Queens, New York.


“Meeting Sri Chinmoy is a unique experience for me, having gone to several ashrams and visited several saints and sages. But this is very different in the sense that it is really an international centre. People from all over the world have gathered here in order to find their salvation for the soul, a solution for the problems, and verily to create an atmosphere of peace. I have heard a lot about Sri Chinmoy from my friends, but this experience of being here not only confirms what I have heard, but leads me to think that they were too modest. I know of his necessity to build international relations, his very necessity to develop understanding between peoples and nations.” — Ramaswami Venkataraman, Former President of India