Shraddhanjali to Shri Laju Chanrai, Trustee of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

With a heavy heart, we inform you that Shri Laju Chanrai, Trustee of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, and a long-time devotee of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, attained His lotus feet in London on Thursday, 7 January 2021, at age 81.

Having met, Pujya Gurudev for the first time in 1965-66, at Mumbai, Lajuji has been a stalwart of Chinmaya Mission for decades. Pujya Gurudev appointed Shri Laju Chanrai as Trustee on the Boards of Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT), Tara Cultural Trust (TCT) and Chinmaya Tapovan Trust (CTT). Later he served as Director on the Management Committee of Chinmaya International Residential School (CIRS) and a Trustee of Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD) and Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV). His contribution to Chinmaya Mission UK, Lagos and South Africa is a legacy he will be especially remembered for.

Shri Lajuji joined the CVV Board of Trustees in July 2019 and was keenly interested in issues relating to the growth of CVV and financial sustainability. A hands-on person, always available, he was never found wanting in discharging the duties assigned to him. He will be remembered for his cheerful countenance and readiness to lend a hand wherever and whenever required.

The Trustees and Management of CVV join the rest of Chinmaya Mission in offering prayers to grant strength to the family in this hour of loss. Lajuji’s devotion and seva have been an inspiration to many of us and he remains now ever at the feet of Pujya Gurudev.