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Dadi Janki (Brahma Kumari) Age, Death, Family, Biography & More

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Nationality: Indian
Hometown: Sindh, Pakistan
Age: 104 Years (at The Time Of Death)

Dadi Janki

Bio/Wiki
Real NameJanki Kripalani
Profession(s)Motivational Speaker and Spiritual Teacher
Famous AsThe administrative head of ‘Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Godly Spiritual University'
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 157 cm
in meters- 1.57 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 2”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 January 1916 (Saturday)
Age (at the time of death) 104 Years
BirthplaceNorthern Indian province of Sindh (now in Pakistan)
Date of Death27 March 2020 (Friday)
Time of Death2 a.m.
Place of DeathGlobal Hospital, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownNorthern Indian Province of Sindh (now in Pakistan)
Educational Qualification4th Standard [1]Amar Ujala
Food HabitVegetarian [2]Maps of India
AddressPandav Bhawan, Bhrama Kumari's Marg, Mount Abu Ho, Mount Abu - 307501, Near Makki Lake, Rajasthan
HobbiesReading, Cooking, and Playing Musical Instruments
Relationships & More
Marital StatusAlthough she underwent an arranged marriage in her teenage, since becoming a Brahma Kumari, she has been following complete celibacy.
Family
ParentsNames Not Known

Dadi Janki

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dadi Janki 

  • Dadi Janki was a famous spiritual guide and the administrative head of ‘Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Godly Spiritual University.’
  • She had been a religious child since her childhood.

    Childhood Picture of Dadi Janki

    Childhood Picture of Dadi Janki

  • When she was a kid, she used to listen to Ramcharitmanas and Sukhmani Sahib.
  • When she was a teenager, she met Dada Lekhraj or lovingly called ‘Brahma Baba’ (founder of the Brahma Kumari organisation). At that time, Brahma Baba had started a spiritual organisation with the name ‘Om Mandli.’
  • Dadi Janki was influenced by the working of Om Mandli, and she wanted to join the group, but her parents were not happy with her decision.
  • Later, Dadi Janki had an arranged marriage. She was influenced and motivated by the working of Brahma Baba, so, in 1937, she escaped from her home.

    An Old Picture of Dadi Janki

    An Old Picture of Dadi Janki

  • From 1937 to 1951, more and more devotees; especially women joined the group. After the independence of India, in 1950, the Brahma Kumaris organisation shifted from Karachi, Pakistan to Mount Abu, India.

    Dadi Janki and Other Brahma Kumaris Relocating from Pakistan to India

    Dadi Janki and Other Brahma Kumaris Relocating from Pakistan to India

  • Dadi Janki, along with other Brahma Kumaris, travelled to various cities in India to impart the spiritual education. As a result, more and more people joined the group. During these services, Dadi Janki was mentored by Brahma Kumari, Mateshwari (fondly called as Mamma).
  • After the demise of Mamma and Brahma Baba in 1965 and 1969, respectively, the responsibility of running the organisation was on the Dadis (elderly Brahma Kumaris) including Dadi Janki.
  • To start the spiritual services in foreign countries, Dadi Janki visited London in 1974. Initially, she was hesitant; as she was not well-versed with the English language. Later, the first European Brahma Kumaris organisation was opened in London.

    An Old Picture of Dadi Janki at Brahmakumaris Centre in London

    An Old Picture of Dadi Janki at Brahmakumaris Centre in London

  • In 1978, Dadi Janki was declared as the most stable mind in the world by the scientists of the Medical and Science Research Institute at the University of Texas, USA. [3]Speaking Tree Their reports stated,

Her mental state remained completely undisturbed even while performing complicated mental exercises. The EEG (Electroencephalogram) of Dadi Janki continuously showed Delta waves, while she was cooking, while eating, while giving a lecture, while doing arithmetical calculations, while taking, while sleeping, all the time!”

  • In 1997, a charitable trust ‘Janki Foundation for Global Health Care’ was opened in London.
  • In 2004, she was awarded the Grand Cordon of the First Order of Al Istiklal (the Medal of Independence) by HM King Abdullah ll of Jordan for her humanitarian services to the world.
  • In August 2007, Dadi Janki Became the Chief Administrator of the organisation, after Dadi Prakashmani Ji, (the then Chief Administrator of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University BKWSU) passed away.

  • In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed her as the brand ambassador of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.’

    Dadi Janki as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

    Dadi Janki as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

  • In 2017, she was awarded Doctorate Degree by GITAM University, Visakhapatnam.

    Dadi Janki Receiving Doctorate Degree

    Dadi Janki Receiving Doctorate Degree

  • In 2019, she travelled more than 72000 km in India and across the world for her spiritual work.
  • She gave motivational speeches at various national and international events along with many other Brahma Kumars and Kumaris including BK Shivani Verma.
  • She had published various books like Companion of God, Wings of Soul, and Pearls of Wisdom.

    A Book by Dadi Janki

    A Book by Dadi Janki

  • A number of books have been published on the life and experiences of Dadi Janki.

    A Book on Dadi Janki

    A Book on Dadi Janki

  • Many Indian celebrities are inspired by her work and follow her preachings.

    Dadi Janki with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Dadi Janki with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Organisation has more than 8,500 established centres in more than 130 countries.

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