A Memorial Service dedicated to the loving memory of Sujata Nahar (1925-2007), one of the most devoted and faithful disciples of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother was held on Sunday, 12 December 2010, at the Head Office of Overman Foundation to commemorate the 85th Birth Anniversary of the great sadhika and former inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram who was also one of the co-founders of Mira Aditi Centre and author of the well-known series on the Mother’s life titled Mother’s Chronicles.
The one-hour-long ceremony, which commenced with the rendition of the Mother’s organ music, was conducted by Shri Anurag Banerjee, Founder-Chairman of Overman Foundation, who narrated a brief life-sketch of Sujata Nahar and spoke at length about her invaluable research on the lives of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
The chief attraction of the ceremony was the playing of an audio cassette which contained a recording of a talk by Sujata Nahar in which she had described one of her spiritual experiences.
2 Replies to “Memorial Service on Sujata Nahar”
I really feel extremely blessed for keeping me in the chain of the overman foundation. I think the foundation is working sincerely which is one of the key word for progress. I hope in future i will be able to get to read such unique literature and be a part of all activities centered around the light of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
It is heartening to see that Sujata-di is remembered by her dear brothers and sisters in Kolkata.
I just would like to add that on top of her lovely and well-documented “Mother’s Chronicles”, Sujata-di left many beautiful drawings, the first of which have been published under the title “Petits Dessins de ma Douce” (Small drawings of my Sweet One, a title given by Satprem). This English-French album was the first of a series that would present chronologically these treasures. Here is what Satprem writes : “Now, already during our meetings with Mother, when Mother still used to hold our hands, Sujata would often take up a pencil and, during the silences, sketch what she felt ‘in the air’ : lines and strokes of fully colored contours that seemed to drop from on high and mysteriously transcribe or translate the Experience in progress. Many of these treasures have since disappeared. But later, alone with me, in the evenings by the fireside, her fingers of a child started sketching what she would feel around us and which seemed to me to correspond to the work or the experience that I was myself living at that time without quite understanding the sense of what I was living.”
Satprem said that Sujata could catch the future with these simple colored lines and he was very keen to have all of them published.
We hope and pray that it will be so in the near future and that these wonderful testimonies may not be lost or disappear like the first ones.
In Their Love.