…left his body on 8th December 2016.
Nishigandha writes from London:
Our beloved friend, Dharmesh (Francisco Martinez Negrete) from Mexico left us last week. Swami Vichara, his loyal friend, was with him when he took his last breath in hospital in Mexico City. Many of us will remember his generous spirit and wholehearted love for sannyas and our international community.
I first met him in London in the 70s when he arrived with his lifetime buddies Vichara and Rupesh. We had some wild times here and in Poona.
Dharmesh was also a renowned poet in Mexico, usually writing in Spanish, but he was very articulate and well-read in English, too.
Over the years we have all kept in touch. He was always ‘Uncle Dharmy’ to Premda, my son with Vichara. They visited here only this past summer.
Dear Dharmy, we love you. You will be sadly missed.
Ma Anand Nishigandha
The celebration of his life was held at the Samasati House in Mexico City.
Obituary (in Spanish) in Informador: informador.com.mx
Photos thanks to Sandra Barba, Teerth, Oskar Santoscoy, Lourdes Epstein, Paco Barbachano, Juan Palomar, all via FB
A poem by Dharmesh, also translated in English: A la dulcísima muerte – To sweet, sweet death
You can leave a message / tribute / anecdote using our contact form (please add ‘Dharmesh’ in the subject field)…
Dharmesh, you were such a light to me in Pune, in the old days. Whenever times were rough and even if they weren´t you made me laugh in such a soothing way. Now having met you on Facebook again I could still feel the same spirit in you. Maybe just a bit more tired… Have a good, deep rest now and see you again sometime somewhere. Love,
Ma Deva Parinit
Dharmesh was a light to many, a hidden Buddha. Always away from the political correction and the boring sanctity and moral rules, always close to the totality of being. A brother and a friend. Love,