Friday, 26 October 2012

Shri. Rajaram Chougale, Group Editor of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals passes away !

Attained 61% spiritual level at the time of death securing a place in ‘Mahaloka’ !

Panaji (Goa) : Mr. Rajaram Chougale, the Group Editor of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals who facedvarious types of distress, like failure of one kidney, diabetes, blood pressure, piles, heart ailment etc. along with severe spiritual distress, with a smile on his face, passed away on Ashwin Shu. Ekadashi, 25th October 2012 at 10.25 a.m., at the age of 43 years. He was working in the Editorial Department of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ for the past 13 years. Despite severe spiritual distress, he undertook spiritual practice vigorously and attained 61 % spiritual level at the time of his demise. He is survived by his parents, one married brother and two sisters.

Mr. Rajaram Chougale known as ‘Raju Dada’ in Sanatan family hailed from Kolhapur. He was known for his qualities like good planning, leadership, promptness, yearning for carrying on Guru’s mission, love for all; so also for his rage against anti-nationals and anti- Hindus, his fighting spirit and simplicity. He was a father figure for all seekers working in the office of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals and for seekers known to him. Since the year 1999, when daily ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ was published, he worked in the Editorial Department. Only three months back, he was appointed as ‘Group Editor’ of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals. Besides journalism, he had good knowledge in various fields like history, politics, literature, construction and farming. The last rites on his mortal remains will be performed at Tikpurli Village, Kolhapur, his native place. His continuous contribution for ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals has become a matter of inspiration for everyone working in the ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals group. Sanatan family joins Chougale family in this hour of grief.

Raju Dada’s illness worsened in this manner ...

Mr. Rajaram Chougale (Raju Dada) suffered from kidney stone for a number of years. Since past one year, he also suffered from blood pressure and diabetes. Owing to kidney stone, there was malfunctioning in one of his kidneys. On 16.9.2012, he had heart attack in the night at around 9.00 p.m. and he was admitted to a local private hospital. A part of his heart was working very slowly at that time and he was shifted to Government hospital at Bamboli, Panaji. His blood pressure started falling and heart beats became irregular. Moreover, he started suffering from fissures which was quite painful. After few days, his condition improved and on 29.9.2012, he was brought to the ashram after discharge from hospital. On 3.10.2012, his eco-cardiogram was done when it was found that, in one part of his heart, there was a blood clot (1.5 cm X 1.5 cm); therefore, he was given injection to prevent further blood clotting.

On 10.10.2012, he had cough and problem in breathing due to slowing down of heart’s functioning; therefore, X-Ray was taken and he was re-admitted to Government hospital at Bamboli, Panaji. His condition improved and he was brought back to the ashram.

On 18.10.2012, he suffered from paralytic stroke at 5.00 p.m. with his right side becoming paralyzed. He was once again taken to Government hospital at Bamboli, Panaji and CT-scan was done. It was found that there was a clot in the blood vessel that supplied blood to his brain. He also started getting fever. On 24.10.2012, in the night, he suffered from hemorrhage, had convulsion and was put on ventilator. On 25.10.2012, his breathing stopped at 10.25 a.m. and he passed away.

Raju Dada : Versatile Editor !

Mr. Rajaram Chougale, the group Editor of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals, fought for 40 days with all adversities and ended his journey on the earth. His passing away has deprived seekers working in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada and English periodicals of his sweet and loving talk. He was incomparable. It was difficult to find a single quality which he lacked as an Editor. He knew the book titled ‘Manorama’ on general knowledge, with about 1000 pages, by heart. One could get information on any subject from Dada. One could not fail to notice his qualities of being in constant communion with God and his yearning for accomplishing his goal.

Establishment of Hindu Rashtra was a topic which was close to his heart. He used to talk on ‘Need for establishment of Hindu Rashtra’ with great confidence and frankness. This used to motivate others and create confidence in them that such mission was quite simple to accomplish. He was known as a versatile Editor. Principled, dynamic, frank, devout and alert prudence were his other specialities! He had loving nature; therefore, he was very popular amongst seekers. On the day of ‘Guru-Pournima’ when he was entrusted with the responsibility of Editorship, he sowed many seeds as meant by God. It will, therefore, be a true homage to Dada if we work for growing things that he sowed; that is doing ‘seva’ in perfect manner and undertaking spiritual practice. – Mr. Shashikant Rane, Executive Editor, ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat

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