The Theosophical Society in America


In Memoriam


Radha Burnier, November 15, 1923 - October 31, 2013

On October 31, at 7:30 a.m. CST, Radha Burnier, international president of the Theosophical Society (TS), passed away peacefully in her home at the Adyar international headquarters in Chennai, India. Radha was the seventh International President of the TS and served longer than any other president (33 years). She was elected to the position in 1980 after having served the Society in a number of capacities, including director of the Adyar Library and general secretary (president) of the Indian Section. She joined the TS when she was only twelve years old. She was a third generation theosophist whose father, N. Sri Ram, served as the fifth International President of the TS. Radha will be remembered for her lifelong devotion to the work of the TS, and for her insight and clarity in presenting the theosophical world view to contemporary audiences.

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