Bhakti Charu Swami :So everything was very wonderful in Rishikesh, and Prabhupada was very restful and we were having a wonderful time. Then all of a sudden one day there was this huge storm, and it looked so ominous. It was not only heavy rain but there was a storm, and the storm made some electric poles topple over in some place and electric supply got disrupted. And it became very cold also - cold, rainy and wind. And it was very eerie, ominous.
In those days, I used to attend Srila Prabhupada from twelve to two. And it was around one o'clock Prabhupada just called me and he told me that, "The time has come for me to die, and I want to die in Vrindavan. So make arrangements to take me to Vrindavan." And it was such a shock as if it was a bolt from the blue. So that night only we packed everything up, and we decided to leave the next morning.