Evidence Summary



George Orwell: “During times of universal deceit,

telling the truth is a revolutionary act”.

A brief summary of the evidence and main points in Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning are presented here. An introduction and conclusion will be included with each chapter and part to accommodate those pressed for time. It is hoped readers will take the time to study carefully the material and details presented in this book. It is very important to get the facts straight, especially in the face of so much “false” testimony and commentary.



  • Srila Prabhupada himself spoke very clearly that he thought he had been poisoned on November 9 and 10, 1977. The exact record of these conversations including translations of Bengali and Hindi portions is contained in this book. He said, “Someone has poisoned me” several times and all his caretakers clearly acknowledged that Srila Prabhupada was speaking of an actual homicidal poisoning, and not some “bad” medicine as is nowadays claimed by the ISKCON leadership.
  • The three poison whispers are “The poison’s going down, the poison’s going down,” “Is poison in the milk?” and “Poisoning for a (long time).” The “poison” word is confirmed by a long list of audio studios and top-notch audio forensic laboratories, several of which are new since 2001. Tamal, Jayapataka, and Bhavananda’s voices are clearly discerned as speakers of the poison whispers, which are now undeniable scientifically certified evidence of poisoning by these caretakers.
  • The GBC reports claim that they cannot hear these whispers, but most devotees and many experts do hear them. The whispers are real, and become very clear once minimal filtering and enhancement is done.
  • The whispers are about poisoning, and there is no innocuous explanation for this fact. Why are they whispering about poisoning Srila Prabhupada three days before his departure?
  • A type of lie detector test called Certified Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) has determined that there was considerable amounts of deceit in key sections of spoken conversation by leading disciples of Srila Prabhupada during late 1977.
  • The aural evidence has been certified and verified scientifically to be caretakers discussing about poisoning Srila Prabhupada.



  • A 1999 test of Srila Prabhupada’s hair (Q-1) extracted from his hair clippers contained 2.6 ppm of arsenic, a level which is 20 times more than average. This is not lethal but not at all healthy either.
  • Average “normal” amounts of hair arsenic (excluding those who eat seafood) are 0.13 ppm. United Nations’ World Health Organization says that chronic arsenic poisoning with serious health deterioration occurs with as little as 1 to 5 ppm arsenic in hair.
  • Srila Prabhupada’s arsenic level is synonymous with chronic arsenic poisoning levels and would be expected to be a considerable contributing factor to his demise, as stated by an expert.
  • The GBC wanted to test their own samples of Srila Prabhupada’s hair in 1999 but abandoned them before being able to test them. They were located in 2001 and properly tested, and they were found to have about 250 times the normal levels of cadmium, a heavy metal similar to arsenic but more toxic.
  • A third test in 2005 again confirmed the same high levels of cadmium in Srila Prabhupada’s hair.
  • Research into the scientific studies on cadmium show the average normal level of hair cadmium to be 0.065 ppm, and in those exposed to industrial pollution to be 0.387 ppm, or 6 times as much. Thus Srila Prabhupada had cadmium levels about 40 times more than those who were industrially contaminated.
  • There is no plausible explanation for these super-high cadmium levels found in multiple differently-sourced hair samples, other than homicidal malice and ingestion by poisoning. These cadmium levels are virtually unprecedented and are not even found in those who have major environmental or occupational exposure and accidents.
  • The hair tests establish massive cadmium poisoning from at least as early as February 1977 until Srila Prabhupada’s departure November 14, 1977.
  • Cadmium was the primary poison, and arsenic was secondary; antimony was also somewhat elevated.
  • The ISKCON GBC tried to test some of Srila Prabhupada’s hair samples but failed, and then abandoned them. These samples were rescued and the tests completed, finding positive proof of Srila Prabhupada’s being poisoned with sky-high levels of cadmium, a sinister heavy metal.



  • Srila Prabhupada stated that he heard others speaking about his poisoning.
  • Bhakta Vatsala das was a teenage gurukula student who overheard in 1977 a group of senior devotees discussing the poisoning of Srila Prabhupada, according to his testimony, and that from Ramanya, Durlab, and others.
  • A series of respectable Vrindaban residents have privately testified as to knowledge of Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning, including the witnessing of a urine test and three kavirajas (Ayurvedic doctors) in consensus on the diagnosis of Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning just prior to His departure.
  • There are a variety of other testimonies indicating that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned.



  • A long string of doctors and kavirajas examined Srila Prabhupada throughout 1977 but all the diagnoses were different, causing one to wonder why the true diagnosis was not readily apparent. Srila Prabhupada’s cause of ill health was elusive and insidious, sometimes appearing to be one thing, then later appearing to be another thing. In hindsight, the best explanation by review of health symptoms is chronic cadmium and arsenic poisoning.
  • Srila Prabhupada’s health history reveals a list of physical symptoms which are wholly synonymous with those of chronic cadmium and arsenic poisoning. Many of these symptoms are in conflict with other explanations, such as diabetes, dropsy, kidney disease, etc. Chronic heavy metal poisoning causes and exacerbates diabetes and kidney failure. Prior to 1977 Srila Prabhupada’s health was quite good, and his diabetes was mild and non-insulion dependent.
  • Throughout 1977 Tamal aggressively discouraged the services or involvement of competent doctors to diagnose or treat Srila Prabhupada. Although Srila Prabhupada himself was not keen on doctors and preferred to rely on Krishna, his disciples strangely declined non-invasive and simple medical tests even when they could be performed “at home.” There was a perplexing parade of doctors, and of changing and discrediting both Ayurvedic and allopathic doctors, regardless of their qualifications and willingness to cooperate with Srila Prabhupada’s every wish.
  • At least one of Srila Prabhupada’s medicines were suspiciously donated by the notorious tantric Chandra Swami, whose reputation and rap sheet exceeds those of Carlos the Jackal or Idi Amin. What was behind this sinister connection?



  • ISKCON’s steadfast denials of the mounting evidence constitutes a dishonest cover-up. The GBC endorsed book Not That I Am Poisoned, produced by the suspects themselves in their own defense, is exposed herein for its gross misrepresentation of facts and devious manipulations of the evidence.
  • ISKCON accepts a so-called investigation by the disciples of the chief suspects as the “final” resolution to the issue.
  • ISKCON fails to respond to the advice of their own investigator, Balavanta das, ignoring his recommendation that further investigation is required. Balavanta’s funding was totally inadequate.
  • The irrational and persistent, hardline GBC refusal to conduct an impartial, honest and independent investigation is in itself evidence to support the conclusion that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned.



  • Shortly after Srila Prabhupada’s departure in late 1977, Tamal was interviewed and he made statements which are extremely suspicious and appear to be the groundwork for explaining a “euthanasia or mercy-killing defense.” This taped interview was uncovered in 1999 by Satsvarupa Goswami’s former secretary.
  • The history of the primary suspects in Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning is such that it would not be much surprise if it were proven they had indeed done this horrific deed. In other words, contrary to common belief, their character and history of actions do support such a drastic action such as the poisoning of Srila Prabhupada. The defense that Srila Prabhupada was only surrounded by loving disciples does not stand up under scrutiny.
  • Motive itself is typically considered as supporting evidence to a crime, and there was more than sufficient motive to poison Srila Prabhupada, whose leading disciples stood to gain immeasurable material benefits by stepping into his place as successor gurus, which is exactly what they did.



  • The GBC book Not That I Am Poisoned is a disgraceful and devious compilation of deceit and denial that is fully exposed.
  • The GBC failed miserably in their attempt to deny the existence of the poison whispers, resorting to sham, deceit and fabrication in their book.
  • The GBC failed miserably to designify the arsenic levels found in Srila Prabhupada’s 1977 hair, deceitfully quoting only three dubious scientific references while ignoring the broader selection of scientific materials. They erroneously claimed average “normal” arsenic in hair can be anything under 10 ppm, while in actuality it is 75 times less, namely about 0.13 ppm.
  • The GBC failed in their attempt to twist Srila Prabhupada’s statements about being poisoned into what they actually claim was Srila Prabhupada’s denial of being poisoned.



  • Srila Prabhupada was most certainly poisoned with homicidal intent, primarily by the exotic heavy metal cadmium.
  • The ISKCON GBC will never cooperate with any further investigation. It is useless to submit any pleas for proper action from them. They are thoroughly corrupted to their core. They must be removed and replaced by those who have no ambitions to be permanent managers or disciple-collecting gurus.
  • The body of evidence continues to grow and has gone far past the threshold of certainty, and this should soon lead to the purging from ISKCON of those complicit in the poisoning, those who resisted the investigations into it, and those who benefited from the early departure of Srila Prabhupada by taking his position as initiating guru.
  • The issue of Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning continues to be very relevant decades afterwards and confirms high levels of corruption in ISKCON, as ambitious guru pretenders attempt to usurp His Divine Grace’s mission and assets without authorization.