(Diorama of Srila Prabhupada boarding the Jaladuta bound for America, August 13, 1965)
"When he left Calcutta harbour for New York there was no one on the shore to bid him goodbye. He was alone. A lone fighter. No friends, no supporter, no disciple, nobody. Even if you call me, I was not a disciple of his. I was a disciple of somebody else. So I was not his follower. But due to shared love, I had very much respect for him. So, I was the only person standing on the shore to say him good-bye. No one was with me. I could not know that it was such an important thing."
(Mr. Sisir Bhattacharya, an acquintance of Srila Prabhupada)