Obituary: Mr. Prem Prashant (2nd Aug 1947 – 10th Nov 2020)

The sudden untimely demise of SPHEEHA’s Chief Patron, Mr. Prem Prashant on 10th November 2020 at Delhi has left a deep void in our lives and that of our organisation. 

A former Chief Secretary of Haryana State, Mr. Prashant was associated with SPHEEHA since its inception in 2006 and was its founding Vice-President. In 2017 due to his increased responsibilities as President of the Dayalbagh Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, where he had been appointed initially as Junior and later Senior Vice-President on his superannuation in 2007, he was nominated as Chief Patron of SPHEEHA. His contribution at   SPHEEHA has been phenomenal; from formation of the society to evolving its policies, conceptualisation of various events & their successful organisation as well as ensuring adequate visibility & representation at every level.

Born at Ramnagar, Varanasi, on 2nd August 1947 Mr. Prashant did his schooling from REI Intermediate college, Dayalbagh, Agra and was a topper in MSc Physics from Allahabad University. He went on to become a lecturer of Physics at Agra University before he was selected in the prestigious Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in 1970. Mr. Prashant was Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Home, Jails, Criminal Investigation and Administration of Justice, General Administration, Personnel, Training, Vigilance and Parliamentary Affairs departments at various points in time. He also served for five years in the Union government as Director, Foreigner’s Division (MHA).

In Mr. Prashant’s demise we have lost not just a colleague but a personal friend and ‘Partner’ as he used to call himself. 

We pray at the Lotus feet of the Almighty to grant his family the courage and forbearance to bear this tragedy and grant his soul eternal peace and moksh.