On 28 May 2006, at 11:00 am His Divine Holiness Guruhari Param Pujya Pappaji left this world at the age of 90 years. The founder and father of the Gunatit Samaj, Gunatit Jyot Mahila Kendra and Anoopam Mission, HDH Pappaji was charged by his Guruhari, HDH Param Pujya Yogimaharaj with the spiritual upliftment and well-being of fifty-one young ladies and eight young men in 1965. In 1966, Gunatit Jyot was established and today is thriving with over 400 deciples under Guruhari Pappaji's care. Haribhaktos around the world gathered to pay homage to Guruhari Param Pujya Pappaji at the funeral service. Following a grand procession which started at Prabhu Krupa and Gunatit Jyot and preceeded through the towns of Vallabh Vidyanagar, Mogri and Gana the funeral service took place at Pappaji Tirth. The pyre was lit by P. Prafulbhai Patel (HDH Pappaji's son), P. Dilipbhai Bhojani (President of Gunatit Mission), P. Harishbhai Sakaria (Gunatit Jyot London, Gunatit Saurabh) and P. Virenbhai Patel (Surat Jyot, Gunatit Prakash). All haribhaktos, benos, bhaios and santos were present at the ceremony which concluded at approximately 8.30pm on 29th May 2006. The Asthi Kumbh were brought to Gunatit Jyot by P. Malkani Uncle and P. Dilipbhai Bhojani, P. Shahbhai and P. Jayantibhai Doshi, P. Jitubhai Chitalia and P. Babubhai Chitalia at 9.30am on 30th May 2006 where beno, bhaio and haribhaktos awaited to receive Guruhari Pappaji for aarti and the start of an eleven day parayan (reading of holy scriptures). The Parayan will conclude on 10 June 2006 and a prathana sabha will be held on 11 June 2006, commencing at 6.00pm with Mahapooja and concluding at 8.00pm.