Pune: Dada J.P. Vaswani, a spiritual leader of the Sindhi community, died on Thursday, an official spokesperson said. He was 99 years-old. “Dadaji breathed his last at 9.01 a.m. today. He was 99. His body has been kept for final darshan at his ashram, Sadhu Vaswani Mission”, the spokesperson told media.
At 9.01 am today, 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 said on Twitter.
Dada Vaswani’s birthday, August 2, is celebrated as a Global Forgiveness Day. The guru would post inspirational messages on Twitter, with his last one being posted on June 18.
Born in Hyderabad, Sindh (Pakistan) on August 2, 1918, Vaswani was a world-renowned spiritual leader known for promoting vegetarianism and animal rights. He is credited to have written over 150 self-help books.
The spiritual leader spoke at numerous venues including the British House of Commons in London, the Global Forum of Spiritual Leaders in Oxford, the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, and the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations in New York.