Srila Prabhupada loved Jayananda Prabhu with all of his heart because of his selfless devotion and great Vaisnava qualities. Jayananda Prabhu is called the first ISKCON saint. When Srila Prabhupada heard that Jayananda Prabhu had left his body he showed great affection for Jayananda Prabhu and glorified him with tears in his eyes. He prayed to Krsna for him and told that he went back to Godhead. Jayananda helped found an ISKCON center there in 1967 and later became the president of the temple. He was instrumental in organising the first ISKCON Ratha Yatra festival, which is now held every summer in San Francisco.
By Bhakta TV