(2 August 1918 – 12 July 2018) Universally acclaimed as a humanitarian, philosopher, educator, acclaimed writer, powerful orator, the messiah of ahimsa, and non-sectarian spiritual leader, Dada J.P. Vaswani has captivated the hearts of millions worldwide. In the eyes of many, Dada J.P. Vaswani is a man who symbolizes the true spirit of the India of the rishis as a harbinger of love, peace, and hope.
Dada J.P. Vaswani was the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission, and also the moving, inspiring, life-giving and life-sustaining force behind its multifarious activities. Holding aloft in his hands, the torch bequeathed to him by his Master, Dada carried across the globe the message of India’s deathless culture. Through him, the joy of faith and peace flowed out to many. In him, thousands of faithful devotees behold the image of their Beloved.
Thousands upon thousands of avid readers who have read his best-selling books regard him as a great inspirational writer. Distinguished audiences who have heard him address eminent forums like the World Parliament of Religions, the Global Forum of Spiritual Leaders, and the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit hailed him as a brilliant and captivating orator. Animal lovers revered and admired him as an apostle of non-violence who strove tirelessly for the cause of reverence for all life. And, to the thousands spread all over the globe, Dada J.P. Vaswani was an unquestioned spiritual leader.
Dada J.P. Vaswani was a brilliant student who obtained his B.S. degree at the young age of 17. He was awarded a fellowship at the D.J Sind College for standing first in his class.
His M.Sc. Thesis on “The scattering of X-Rays by Solids” was examined by Nobel-Laureate, Dr. C.V Raman. Although Dada’s conclusions were in divergence with those of Dr. Raman, the originality of his views impressed the eminent scientist.
Dada gave up a career in academics to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle and Guru, Sadhu T.L Vaswani.
In order to propagate the Masters’ ideals, he edited three monthly journals – the Excelsior, the India Digest, and the East and West series.
The Excelsior, a youth journal, became so popular that its circulation surpassed that of the daily newspaper, the Sind Observer!
Another task given to Dadaji by the Master was to serve as the Principal of St. Mira’s College for Girls. Dada set a living example before teachers and students and was dearly loved by them.
Dada was the author of over fifty books in English and many more in the Sindhi language. Dada’s writing reveals practical tips on happy, successful, spiritual and non-violent living. Many of his books have run into several editions and several have been translated into the Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Papio Mento, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, and Indonesian languages.
In 1966, when Sadhu T.L Vaswani shed his physical body, he passed on the baton to Dada J.P Vaswani.
Dada spoke from many prestigious platforms including the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, The World Hindu Conference in Colombo, the Global Forum of Spiritual Leaders and Parliamentarians at Kyoto – the U.N and the House of Commons in London.