Spiritual leader, Dada JP Vaswani, who headed the Sadhu Vaswani mission, died on Thursday morning in Pune ahead of his 100th birthday next month. Taking to social media and informing the followers about the loss, the mission tweeted, “0901hrs IST July 12 2018, on sacred Guruvaar day, our beloved revered Dada JP Vaswani passes on, from the seen to the unseen. Ever-loving, ever-giving, may he continue to bless us from the beyond.”
0901hrs IST July 12 2018, on sacred Guruvaar day, our Beloved Revered Dada J.P. Vaswani passes on, from the seen to the unseen. Ever-loving, ever-giving, may he continue to bless us from the beyond - Sadhu Vaswani Mission— Dada J. P. Vaswani (@DadaJPVaswani) July 12, 2018
A member from Vaswani mission said, “He had been admitted to a private hospital in the city for the past few days and was discharged last night,"
While the nation is mourning the loss of Dada Vaswani, Bollywood celebs took to social media to pay condolences to his family.
Here are a few tweets of the celebs:
Dearest Dada, your physical presence will be missed, but you are with me everyday.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) July 12, 2018
Dada...I am blessed to have spent time with you and receive your love and blessings....you leave behind a legacy of immense goodness and love..... RIP❤️ pic.twitter.com/oKpbtU9fBM— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 12, 2018
Deeply saddened to know about the demise of Revered #DadaJPVaswaniJi. He was a great spiritual leader who dedicated his life to spread the message of peace and harmony in the world. He also had the kindest smile in the world.🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/3RAgxK2nHw— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 12, 2018
0901hrs IST July 12 2018, on sacred Guruvaar day, our Beloved Revered Dada J.P. Vaswani passes on, from the seen to the unseen. Ever-loving, ever-giving, may he continue to bless us from the beyond 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/RTaToPH0UF— Ramesh Taurani (@RameshTaurani) July 12, 2018
Spiritual leader #DadaVaswani passes away .. a man whose words and teachings inspired millions ! Was blessed to hear him a few times .Good Holy people never die - he will live forever !https://t.co/Pq0lOSCv05— poonam dhillon ੴ (@poonamdhillon) July 12, 2018
Saddened by the passing of spiritual guru Dada Vaswani in his 99th year, after a lifetime of exemplifying compassion, non-violence and service to others. Blessed to have met him at Sadhu Vaswani Mission during his birthday celebrations.— KABIR BEDI (@iKabirBedi) July 12, 2018
A truly great soul. 🙏#DadaVaswani pic.twitter.com/SFlEkUH3ru
Apart from Bollywood stars, Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi and the President Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted to express grief at the demise of the spiritual leader.
I am saddened beyond words on the passing away of Dada J.P. Vaswani. He lived for society and served the poor and needy with compassion.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 12, 2018
Blessed with immense wisdom, he was passionate about educating the girl child, cleanliness and furthering peace as well as brotherhood. pic.twitter.com/h30bDmBW9d
Dada J.P. Vaswani was a guiding light for me. About 28 years ago, I had the honour of being with him at a world religions conference in USA. His clarity of thought stood out. In 2013 I had visited Pune to inaugurate a nursing college associated with him. pic.twitter.com/w04X63haWS— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 12, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of Dada J.P. Vaswani, a spiritual leader who contributed so much to our society. He dedicated his life to the betterment of humanity, promoting simple living, high thinking and education. My condolences to his countless followers #PresidentKovind pic.twitter.com/lbRpGSOyQI— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 12, 2018
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the mission was planning a big celebration on Vaswani’s 100th birthday which Narendra Modi was expected to attend. The Prime Minister, considered close to Vaswani, received generous praise from the Sindhi spiritual leader.
Modi visited the mission for the first time in 2013, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani was among those who frequently visited the mission.
May his soul rest in peace.