In the evening of Friday 17 January, our Aurovilian brother Christian Koradi left his body at his home in Prarthana, at the age of 69. Suffering from severe back pain, he had been treated in Santé since June last year for Arteritis Temporalis (Giant Cell Arteritis), a rare auto-immune vasculitis. In his last days, his condition aggravated and he may have succumbed to an acute flare up of the same. His dedicated house worker and AVHS Dr Amarnath were with him at the time.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Christian came first to Auroville in 2003. He became Aurovilian in 2006 while working at Matrimandir Nursery where he was in charge of the hibiscus section for several years. Later he mainly stayed at his home in Prarthana, living a rather solitary life, maintaining his garden with great love and care, meditating and studying Sri Aurobindo’s and Mother’s works, and often visiting the Chamber.
Christian unexpectedly passed away – may his inner connection guide him straight to the Light. His remains were cremated in the late afternoon of Tuesday 21 January at Auroville’s mandappam near Adventure. Our condolences go out to his ex-wife Denise and son Daniel.