OM VISHNUPAD PARAMAHANSA
108 Sri Srimad Bhakti Pradip Tirtha Goswami Thakur
In 1877 Srila Bhaktipradip Tirtha Goswami Thakur appeared in a highly cultured and respectable Vaishnava family and was an erudite scholar. He came under the tutelage of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur from whom he got Harinam and Diksha (initiation). He was initiated into Sannyas Ashrama by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. He wrote Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in English and compiled Sri Bhagavata Samlap and Srimad-Bhagavad-Geeta in English with text in Sanskrit (Devanagari Script). The latter work received appreciation from all over the world.
He preached and propagated the divine teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in India and London. His versatile erudition, scholarship and high standard of spiritual living attracted many to the Lotus-feet of Srila Saraswati Thakur. Moreover, his appealing speeches, his devotion, his simplicity and above all, his mellowed heart which moved at the sight of the sufferings of humanity marked him as a Vaishnava of a very high order. He was Acharya of the Gaudiya Mission for a short period and was succeeded by Srila Guru-Maharaj (Srimad Bhakti Keval Audulomi Goswami Thakur).