Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Śrīla Govinda Mahārāj, also known by his sannyās title, Bhakti Sundar Govinda, was the pre-eminent disciple and successor of Śrīla Śrīdhar Mahārāj. He appeared in 1929 in West Bengali in an exalted brahmin family and joined his Guru at the Śrī Chaitanya Sāraswat Maṭh in 1947. He was personally trained by Śrīla Śrīdhar Mahārāj over the subsequent 42 years and personally selected by him to carry on his mission. He was renowned for his sweet and affectionate nature while at the same time he commanded a deep and broad appreciation of all the scriptures and spiritual practices. From 1992 Śrīla Govinda Mahārāj travelled extensively throughout the eastern and western worlds initiating thousands of disciples and personally caring for each and every one. He departed from this world in 2010.