My association with The Mother – Prof. Kireet Joshi

Even though it is available for more than 2 years, in case somebody has missed this gem – we are sharing a link to the interview with Prof. Kireet Joshi about his association with The Mother.


A group of friends who have long been associated with Kireet-Bhai have asked him to speak about his years with Mother. The result is a cascade of gems from this very great and gentle Soul.

For those who may not know, Kireet-Bhai came to the Ashram at the age of 25, having resigned from government service. After only two years, in 1958, Mother made him the Registrar of the Centre of Education, a position which he would continue to hold till 1975. He was then called to work as Educational Advisor to the Central Government in Delhi by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She had been told by The Mother, whom she deeply respected, that it would be good if Kireet could work for her in the future. He quickly became quite close to the Prime Minister. This is how Kireetbhai could help Auroville when the need arose in 1976 and during twelve long years thereafter.

Kireet-Bhai left the body on September 14, 2014 in the Nursing Home of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. Interview filmed in Pondicherry, 15 March 2013

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