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Abhay Singh Nahar

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Abhay Singh Nahar

(30.04.1924 — 14.08.2001), the youngest son of Prithwi Singh Nahar and Suhag Kumari. When he was five years old, his father, in order to provide better education to his children, took them to Santiniketan, established by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore had special love and affection for Abhay Singh, and wrote a beautiful poem on him.

In 1940, at the age of 16, Abhay Singh finally settled at Pondicherry Ashram on a permanent basis, and his devotion to work and sincerity brought him very close to the Mother.

He started work in the Workshop of the Ashram with French disciple Pavitra while continuing with his studies simultaneously under him. Gradually, the Mother entrusted him with as many as nineteen Ashram departments which he managed very successfully. He also had the privilege of driving the car in which the Mother travelled. When Sports activities started at the Ashram, he was the first flag bearer.

He spent a great deal of labour and patience to convert a wild shrubbery and stony soil into a beautiful garden and the Mother named it “Nandanam”. The Mother entrusted him with the work of clearing and expanding the “Vinayak Mandir” of Pondicherry.

 

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In English

Nahar, Sujata

Abhay Singh Nahar

/ Editors Samir Kanta Gupta, Suprabha Nahar.- [without place]: Abhay Singh's brothers and sisters, 2007.- 142 p.- ISBN 8188893188, 9788188893188

In Russian