I saw Srila Prabhupada when he was speaking, he just had such a sincere longing to reach people's hearts, such deep compassion, such deep concern.
Radhanath Swami: I had just come down from the Himalayas and Varanasi and Bodh Gaya, and I was in Bombay and I was walking down the road. I saw a big sign saying "Hare Krishna Festival at Cross Maidan." It was on that first day of the pandal program, tens of thousands of people attended. I was way, way back in the crowds, just watching, and Prabhupada came on stage. Madhudvisa prabhu was leading kirtan and devotees were dancing, and Gurudas prabhu was taking photos. I saw Gurudas called over by Prabhupada, and they were talking for some time. Then Gurudas was looking, looking, looking through the crowds for quite a while, and he came all the way to the back of the crowds and took me by the hand and said, "Prabhupada wants you to sit with him on stage." I asked, "How does Prabhupada know who I am?" And he didn't say anything, he just pulled me up. When we came to the stage, Prabhupada smiled at me and with his hand he gestured that I should sit not far from his vyasasana and I sat. I saw Srila Prabhupada when he was speaking, he just had such a sincere longing to reach people's hearts, such deep compassion, such deep concern.
Reference:Following Srila Prabhupada-A Chronological Series by Radhanath Swami