His Outstanding Achievements & Contributions
Between the years of 1965 and 1977 Srila Prabhupada translated, wrote, and published over 70 volumes of books in 87 different languages, tens of millions of which have been distributed throughout the world. His most prominent books include: the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Srimad Bhagavatam (30 volumes) and Sri Caitanya Caritamrita (17 volumes).
During these twelve years, as well as continuing to write prolifically, Srila Prabhupada circled the globe fourteen times to spread and develop a worldwide movement. Across six continents, he had delivered thousands of lectures, wrote thousands of letters and engaged in thousands of conversations with social figures, scholars, admirers, followers and critics.
Around the world, he initiated five thousand disciples, established 108 temples, farm communities, a book trust and educational institutions. He also began ‘Hare Krishna Food for Life’, now the world’s largest vegetarian food relief program and the first chain of pure vegetarian restaurants; ‘Govindas’.
Surrounded by his disciples, Srila Prabhupada continued to translate literature until the very last days of his life. He passed away in Vrindavan, a holy place of pilgrimage, in India on 14 November 1977.