The Chief Executive Officer of Radio & TV Jaagriti, Lokesh Maharaj, has died. He reportedly passed away on Friday morning, at the Medical Associates Private Hospital.
According to an official statement issued on behalf of his family, Maharaj «died peacefully in the company of his loved ones whilst they were offering prayers at his bedside.»
Final rites for the late media mogul will commence at 8:30 am on Sunday 22nd May 2022 at the house of mourning at Wilkinson Street, El Dorado. Following this ceremony, the body will be taken to the Caroni Cremation Site for 11:00 am.
The following is the official statement issued by his company, on behalf of his family…
The family of Sri Lokesh Maharaj and the Executive of Radio and TV Jaagriti wish to advise that Sri Lokesh Maharaj passed away yesterday morning at the Medical Associates Private Hospital. Sri Lokesh Ji was the Chief Executive Officer of Radio and TV Jaagriti and the host of the popular program «Straight Talk».
He died peacefully in the company of his loved ones whilst they were offering prayers at his bedside.
Over the past few days, His Holiness, the Dharmarcharya, Pandit Dr. Rampersad Parasram, Pandit Rishi Maharaj (Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha Pandits’ Parishad), Pandit Navin Omadath Maharaj, and other Pandits of the Parishad visited Sri Lokesh and offered prayers. Other Pandits from across the country also offered prayers on his behalf.
We are indeed grateful to everyone for their prayers and support in numerous different ways at this time.
Like his late grandfather, Sri Lokesh Ji was an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman. In his last moments, he took solace in the frequent recitation of the Hanuman Chalisa. The recommended ‘Gita-path’ (verses of the Srimad Bhagwad Gita) was recited to him. Other prescribed end-of-life rituals were performed for his benefit at this crucial juncture. We feel assured that his transition was a smooth one from this mortal world.
The family and the Executive of the SDMS would like to sincerely thank all the doctors and nursing staff who attended to Sri Lokesh Ji.
Whilst we mourn his passing, our Hindu Scriptures mandate us to prepare for the Antyeshti Sanskaar where his body, as the last sacrificial offering, will be offered to Bhagwan Sri Vishnu: Purushovaaha yagyah tanmarnevaa vrdhah.
The final rites will commence at 8:30 am on Sunday 22nd May 2022 at the house of mourning at Wilkinson Street, El Dorado. There will be live coverage of this part of the ceremony on Radio and TV Jaagriti.
Following this ceremony, the body will be taken to the Caroni Cremation Site for 11:00 am.
All further releases pertaining to these final rites will be made through Radio and TV Jaagriti.
LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian