A Brief Biographical Sketch of Srila Subhag Swami Maharaj
Srila Subhag Swami Maharaj was born in 1940, in Kolkata, India, in a family of devout Vaishnavas. Although born in an aristocratic family, he never had any attraction towards material opulence. Since his childhood, he always preferred the simple way of living. He was very fond of hearing the pastimes of the Lord, associating with saintly persons, and visiting temples.
Maharaj was a bright student since childhood.Thereafter, in 1965, he went to England for pursuing higher studies.
During the course of his studies in London, in 1970, he met His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. He was formally initiated by Crela Prabhupada in 1971. After serving at the temple in Bury Place and Bhaktivedanta Manor, he returned to India in 1974 for different services.
Srila Prabhupada personally trained him for a period of seven years about preaching Krishna consciousness.
Srila Prabhupada gave His Holiness the specific service of translating Gaudiya Vaisnava scriptures and his own books from English to Bengali. Prabhupada also instructed him to preach Krishna Consciousness all over the world.
After being awarded the renounced order of life, Srila Subhag Swami Maharaj has travelled all around the world. His preaching activities take him to the far corners of the globe. Outside of India, he preaches in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Australia, Europe and other places.
Maharaj has translated many books of Srila Prabhupada from English to Bengali such as Krsna- The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Teachings of Lord Kapila, Teachings of Queen Kunti, Sri Upadeshamrit, Sri Isopanishad, Matchless gift, Easy Journey to Other Planets.