Sri Dilip (Jay) Lakhani, a theoretical physicist and founder of the popular Hindu Academy, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of a comprehensive and rational vision of Hindu Dharma, passed away peacefully on 4th December in UK.
Sri Lakhani was an inspirational figure for lakhs of Hindus across the world, and especially for those living in UK. Hindu Academy’s website and YouTube channel are a treasure trove for Hindus of all ages, with offerings like e-learning courses for school students, e-books (downloadable PDFs), Q&As, videos etc.
Tributes and condolence messages poured in from Hindus and Dharma-followers across the world-
Lakhani Ji had a great contribution in removing the misconception about Hinduism among Westerns & Indian alike. He was an Enlighted soul who like a Lamp spreading light of Hinduism driving away the darkness that has been enshrouded around Hindu beliefs and traditions.— Rajeev - Counting my blessings (@RajeevRumale) December 5, 2020
A noble Dharma Atma. His Seva to Dharma will be long Cherished. May his Atma have Shanti and Satgati. Prayers to his family to carry forward his noble seva to manava Dharma.— D K Hari & Hema (@Bharathgyan) December 5, 2020
very sorry to hear this.— Maria Wirth (@mariawirth1) December 5, 2020
he contributed so much and in a humble way to the cause of Sanatana Dharma which is ultimately the cause of humanity.
it is us who feel sorry. i am sure he is blissful.
Jay (aka Dilip) was my neighbour in Dar in early 60's. Later in UK we both lived in the same city - Birmingham, before moving to London.— Dipu (@dipu412) December 5, 2020
Born intellectual....he has done so much to promote Hinduism in UK.
Pity that #BBC never gave him chance he deserved.
? Aum Shanti ?
Will miss you Sir ?— DesiKiwi (@NamasteKiaOra) December 4, 2020
You have been a go to person to many of my office conversations to explain about Hinduism in English. I am sure you will enlighten the heavens as well with your insightful thoughts, with your iconic gesture of putting on & removing spectacles ??
Jay Lakhani ji influenced me a lot when I was rediscovering my Hindu roots after being an Athiest for a few years. I am grateful to him for helping me and many like me to understand our Sanatana Dharma.— Kaushik (@Kaushik_reddy25) December 5, 2020
May his Aatman attain Sadgati ? Thoughts with his entire family. https://t.co/2fj9loW97n
A theoretical physicist,, Dr Lakhani's passion was to bring to all Hindus (from school children to scientists) the truth of Hindu dharma. (1) “Hinduism for schools” (Vivekananda Kendra, London), (2) Reincarnation Myth Or Reality? https://t.co/rHtsanNEYL 65 mins https://t.co/f80r60RSMY— Shrinivas Tilak (@tshrinivas) December 5, 2020
This is really sad news. What a great soul. He really brought great Vedantic- spiritual ideas to the forefront of modern Hindus. He’s videos are used to teach Hinduism at GCSE as part of the syllabus recommendation. Amazing man. Lucky to have conversed with him. Jai Shri Krishna https://t.co/LdXVG4Wxpo— Sadhak Amitābha (@Amitbha2) December 5, 2020
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते |— Devamalya De ?? (@whiffofreshair) December 5, 2020
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ||
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ||
So sad to hear this news. Jay Lakhani brought a greater understanding of #Hinduism to a wider audience, appearing on British television shows. His work enabled many who grew up in the UK to relate key concepts to our modern lives over here. RIP. ? https://t.co/AvXxluWJGf— Cllr Hitesh Tailor (@Hitesh_T) December 4, 2020
Shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Jay Lakhani ji. He was a Hindu scholar, who also taught Hinduism at the prestigious Eton College. His service to the Hindu community, especially in UK was stellar. Deepest condolences to his family. ॐ सद्गति ??@hinduacademy https://t.co/dB0g72DevX— Manu Khajuria ?? (@KhajuriaManu) December 4, 2020
We were blessed to have him as our first teacher, online, on a structured introduction to our spiritual path. We even had the opportunity to meet him in person. An unforgettable moment of sheer joy. We pray for him, and that many more emerge to teach Hinduism online to millions. https://t.co/vxjgwlSEnf— Gopal Srinivasan (@GopalSri) December 5, 2020
It is with profound sorrow HCUK announces passing of its Director Shri Jay Lakhani ji on 4th December 2020 Aum shanti pic.twitter.com/2PKL9DdDl0— HinduCouncilUK (@hindu_counciluk) December 4, 2020
We request all Hindus to pray for the departed atman, and carry on the good work started by Sri Jay Lakhani to promote Dharma. ॐ शान्ति ॐ सद्गति
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