Chandigarh January 30, 2018: Rev. JRD Satyarthi Ji, President Sant Nirankari Mandal, fondly known as Shastri Ji passed away yesterday, 29.01.2018 in Delhi. He breathed his last in the hospital where he was admitted eight days ago. He was 86. The cremation will take place on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The final journey of the body will start from Sant Nirankari Colony at 10.30 am and the cremation will take place at 11.00 am at Nigam Bodh Ghat CNG Crematorium. The news has left many grieving.

A special congregation to pay tribute to Rev. Satyarthi Ji and take inspiration from his life will be held from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm the same day in Delhi, in the presence of Her Holiness Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj.

With the blessings of Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji, Rev. Satyarthi Ji became one of the founder Members of the All India Working Committee when it was constituted in 1979. He also took over as PS to His Holiness formally, the same year. He served in this capacity not only Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji but continued to perform this duty with Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj as Satguru.

Rev. JRD Satyarthi was nominated as a Member of the Executive Committee by Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj in 1997 and was given the charge of Prachar Vibhag along with Preachers’ Training, in addition to his responsibilities as PS to His Holiness. In 2002, he relinquished from the charge of Prachar Vibhag but took over the duty of Member Incharge Publications and Computer & Internet Departments, along with his responsibilities as PS to His Holiness. He became President of the Sant Nirankari Mandal in 2007, and had continued his duties as PS to Her Holiness till now.