From Ramesvar Das,

On hearing the news that Sriman Ramdas Abhiramdas Prabhu has been
transferred to the spiritual plane to be with Srila Prabhupada -

Dear Respected Devotees
Hare Krsna. Pamho. AGTSP!

I am thunderstruck by this news. I worked closely with Sriman Ramdas
Abhiramdas Prabhu for what seems like our entire devotional lifetimes as
BBT soldiers-in-arms. He was one of Srila Prabhupada’s most dear, intimate
and confidential servants. Srila Prabhupada blessed him and empowered him
to present the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Šrí Caitanya-caritamrita through
gorgeous transcendental paintings that captured the mind and heart and left
one with feelings of spiritual awe and amazement and love. There were only
a small handful of empowered souls who were allowed to paint for Srila
Prabhupada’s books. Each of them was so rare, so empowered, so
irreplaceable and so amazingly effective in showing all of humanity the
spiritual world through these transcendental windows into the spiritual

We will always love him and be eternally indebted and grateful to him. His
work graces Srila Prabhupada’s books forever. Even more unique amongst all
the BBT artists was the divine union he had with the most amazing Srimati
Dhriti Devi through spiritual marriage and through a unique eternal
connection with Srila Prabhupada as they both painted for his books.
Srila Prabhupada famously said that ISKCON Press is the heart of the Hare
KRSNA Movement, and then he said that the BBT Art Department is the heart
of ISKCON Press. Just try to imagine from this statement how dear Srimati
Dhriti Devi and Sriman Ramdas Avhirama Das are to Srila Prabhupada. They
live forever in his heart!

To my beloved Godbrother and friend and BBT comrade-in-arms, I can’t quite
say “Farewell” because you will always be with all of us. To his beloved
wife and most empowered sweet artist, Srimati Dhriti Devi, there nothing in
this world I wouldn’t do for you, and pray for that moment when you engage
me in any way in serving you. I love you both eternally in more ways than I
can describe and will always be your aspiring servant, ramesvara dasa.

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