Gopiparanadhana Dasa, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and a leading Sanskrit scholar in ISKCON, passed away at his home in the sacred village of Govardhan, India, at 8:00am on September 15 2011.
Born in 1950 in New York City, Gopiparanadhana received his B.A. in linguistics from Columbia University in 1972 and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1973. Under Srila Prabhupada's guidance he developed an expertise in Sanskrit and served as an editor for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT).
After Srila Prabhupada's passing, Gopiparanadhana helped complete Prabhupada's work on the Srimad-Bhagavatam, as well as work Prabhupada had done on Mukunda-mala-stotra. His crowning achievement in this field may have been his translation of the three-volume Brihad-Bhagavatamrita by Sanatana Goswami.