Pandit Krishna Kripa Dasa (Juan Carlos Chellaram)
Pandit Krishna Kripa Dasa was born in Spain to a father who was an Indian Hindu and a mother who was a Spanish Catholic. He grew up in an interfaith interracial family, joined the Hindu Vaishnava school, and was ordained a priest (purohit) in 1994. He has been involved in interfaith dialogue since 1997 and is a member of several interfaith groups in Spain such as UNESCO, Transcendence and other interreligious groups from Madrid, Sevilla and Alicante. He has written 16 books about Hinduism as well co-authored another four – two for UNESCO about funeral rituals of word religions.