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Bhlkari Giri


Bhagavat Charan Giri had two sons, Bhikari Giri and Laksman Giri, and he passed away at the age of 82. Bhikari means a beggar or sannyasi. This was an appropriate name for the oldest son of Bhagavat Charan Giri, for Bhikari Giri left home and took sannyasa at the age of 30. Wanting to dedicate himself to his beloved Lord Krishna, Bhikari Giri spent the rest of his life doing bhajan in Vrindavan, where he stayed until he passed away at the age of 75.Bhikari Giri had one son, Govinda Giri, who also became famous as an expert singer of kirtan. His de-scendent Ghanashyam Giri relates:Whenever Govinda Giri would start sing¬ing kirtan, people would not be able to stay away. Even if they were sleeping they would give up their sleep to come and hear his singing. Wherever Govinda Giri would go he would take his son Bauri Giri with him. Bauri Giri was deeply influenced by his father from a very early age. From his childhood he was very devoted to Gopal. Govinda Giri passed away in 1963 at the age of 88. Before he departed he entrusted Gopal's service to his son Bauri.Giri family house which was built by Bhikari Giri