Hari Sauri das
Hari Sauri was born in England on November 17th 1950. In May 1971, he emigrated to Australia where, on the second day of his arrival, he met the members of the Hare Krishna movement. He was duly accepted as an initiated disciple by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on April 9th, 1972 in Sydney. In August 1975, he moved to the newly opened ISKCON Krishna Balarama temple in Vrndavan. In November of the same year, he joined Srila Prabhupada's personal entourage. In March of 1977, Srila Prabhupada appointed him ISKCON's Governing Body Commissioner for Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, a service he performed for over 7 years. He lives at ISKCON World Head Quarters, in Mayapur W.B. India, near Kolkata. He is currently the director of the Bhaktivedanta Reseach Center in Kolkata an academic resource of Gaudiya Vaisnavism and an archive library of ancient vaisnava text.