Ravindra Svarupa prabhu gave him an eighteen-carat gold ring made by Gopinatha dasa.
Tamal Krishna Maharaja reported to Srila Prabhupada that Vishnujana Swami has disappeared. He has failed to appear since he asked Srila Prabhupada his questions about Chota Haridasa up on the roof. One of the devotees saw him the day after, on the morning of March 12th, on the train to Calcutta, and no one has seen him since.
Prabhupada didn't seem to take it too seriously. He appeared unperturbed. He doesn't think there has been any mishap, he thinks he simply doesn't want to serve.
With Prabhupada's permission I took my one and only bath in the Ganges before we left. She was flowing swiftly, and swimming was difficult.
Prabhupada has decided to bring along Anantarama Sastri as part of his party, to assist him with the Sanskrit grammar checking in his books.
In the afternoon devotees gathered in Prabhupada's room for a last darsana. On behalf of the Philadelphia temple, Ravindra Svarupa prabhu gave him an eighteen-carat gold ring made by Gopinatha dasa. Prabhupada held it for a moment, puzzled as to what the design was. "It is a crown?" he asked.
Ravindra Svarupa reached forward and turned it up the other way. That revealed the words "Hare Krishna," with three small diamonds forming the diacritic dots under "Krishna."
Prabhupada smiled with pleasure and appreciation, and he slipped it on the little finger of his right hand. Then, opening the drawer in his desk, he pulled out another ring, a large, decorative, golden one with a big, black stone, which he handed to Bhavananda Maharaja. Very gratefully, Bhavananda immediately put it on, and it fitted perfectly.
Reference: Transcendental Diary Volume 1
Author: Hari Sauri Dasa