Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji passes away

February 3rd, 2009 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission president Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji died at Dakshineswar Tuesday after being indisposed for three months. She was 90.Mission sources said Shraddhaprana was suffering from severe gastro-intestinal problems since October last year. She developed acute chest infection and tracheostomy was also performed on her for proper management of respiratory distress.

Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji was the third president of the mission and took her office Nov 17, 1999.

Mataji was a disciple of Swami Virajananda, the 6th president of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Before joining the Sister Nivedita Girls’ School in 1948, she was a lecturer in the Annie Besant College, Varanasi.

In 1953, she took the vow of brahmacharya along with six others and received sanyasa diksha in 1959 from Swami Shankarananda, the then president of Ramakrishna Math and Mission at Belur Math.

When Sri Sarada Math was given independent status in 1959, she became one of its trustees and in 1960 she took over as the assistant secretary of the new mission.

She came to live at Sarada Math in April 1986. After the passing away of Pravrajika Muktiprana in 1994, she was elected the second general secretary. She held this office till 17 Nov, 1999.

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