On 14th May 2022, the Board of Trustees selected Gopala Krishna Meher Kala, known as Gopi, as a trustee of the Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust, the Avatar Meher Baba Trust (“Firstly”), the Meherazad Public Charitable Trust, and Meher Free Dispensary (Meherazad).

Gopi was born in January 1974 in Hyderabad, India, to a family of Baba lovers. His maternal great-grandfather, Shri. N.S. Prakasa Rao, met Beloved Baba for the first time at His 1958 Sahavas when he was working in Ahmednagar. On Baba’s instructions, he started the first Baba center in Hyderabad at his residence in the early 1960s. Beloved Baba blessed the whole family with His Nazar to be in His fold, which is currently in its 5th generation. Gopi’s grand-aunt Jayalakshmi (daughter of Prakasa Rao), who went to Baba in 1967, is blessed to have her name inscribed on the Memorial Tower at Meherabad.

Gopi attended Baba meetings and gatherings from when he was a child, and many pilgrims from the East and West to Meherabad and Meherazad will easily recall Gopi’s beautiful voice and his moving performances sharing praise to his Beloved through music.

After graduating in engineering, Gopi has been working in the IT industry, and is currently employed at the Bank of America in Hyderabad. Gopi is married to Manjula, and has two daughters, Meher Nidhi and Meher Eesha. They live in Hyderabad along with Gopi’s father, Sanjeeva Rao, and plan to move to Meherabad in the near future.

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai!