Giriraj Swami: While Srila Prabhupada was in Mayapur after the Gaura Purnima festival, we arranged for what turned out to be Srila Prabhupada’s last public preaching program, the pandal program at Cross Maidan. As had been done in Delhi, we arranged prominent people to come as chief guests. But the biggest, of course, was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sri S. B. Chavan. He had great appreciation for Srila Prabhupada, and he actually helped the devotees get permission to build the temple at Juhu.
So Srila Prabhupada was very pleased when he came and spoke; and Srila Prabhupada also addressed him very nicely in his talk and told him that as long as we’re in the material world, as long as we’re in politics there will be upheavals, but we should tolerate the upheavals and continue with our duties in Krishna consciousness.