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Swami Bhaktipada

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Sep 06, 1937

Swami Bhaktipada was born Keith Gordon Ham in Peekskill, New York

May, 1959

Keith Ham (Swami Bhaktipada) graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee

1966

Keith Ham met Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Other events that happened on or around 1966

1968

Keith Ham leased 130 acres in Marshall County for the establishment of a rural retreat

Other events that happened on or around 1968

Mar, 1979

Keith Ham accepted the honorary title of Bhaktipada and broke ground for the Palace of Gold

1987

Swami Bhaktipada was expelled from ISKCON

Other events that happened on or around 1987

1990

Swami Bhaktipada was accused of ordering the deaths of two of his followers and charged with racketeering, fraud and conspiracy

Other events that happened on or around 1990

Mar 29, 1991

Swami Bhaktipada was convicted on nine of 11 charges against him

Aug 16, 1993

Swami Bhaktipada was released from house arrest

Jul, 1994

Swami Bhaktipada was ousted from New Vrindaban

1996

In retrial, Bhaktipada pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and was sentenced to 20 years in prison

Other events that happened on or around 1996

Jun 16, 2004

Bhaktipada was released from prison

Other events that happened on or around June 16, 2004

Mar, 2008

Bhaktipada left the United States for India

Oct 24, 2011

Bhaktipada died in India


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