Tributes from humanitarian and cultural figures

jgJane Goodall

Renowned Primatologist, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace

“I am deeply grieved and saddened to learn of the passing of Sri Chinmoy. He was a true teacher and symbolized the path of peace. He combined spiritual strength and human wisdom. He was an enchanting artist with a real sense of humour. I shall miss him - but his personality, so vivid, will live on. I send heartfelt condolences to all who were part of his spiritual family.”

Susan Sarandon

Academy award-winning actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

“I was in Los Angeles and learned about Sri Chinmoy's passing in the paper. His loss is so great, but his influence greater. He shall be in our hearts forever.”


Chinua Achebe

Award-winning Nigerian Writer
Father of African Literature
“Things Fall Apart” read by millions

“ The day I met Sri Chinmoy for the first time, he became a very special friend for me and my family. Even in death, his generous friendship will continue to inspire me and mine. My friend, fare you well. ”

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