Shri Krishna Sharma
Pandit Shri Krishna Sharma was an Arya Samaj preacher who came to Fiji in 1926 from Rajkot, India. He was a gifted public speaker and singer of religious songs. He provided impetus to the Arya Samaj movement in Fiji. Under his influence Arya Samaj schools and temples were established in Fiji. He was responsible for the establishment of the Hindu Maha Sabha for the purpose of uniting all Hindus in Fiji. He advocated shuddhi (reconversion to Hinduism) and this caused conflict with Muslims and Christians in Fiji.
Sharma also started a monthly Hindi language newspaper called the Vedic Sandesh.
He returned to India in 1929 and the Government of Fiji refused permission for him to return to Fiji.
- Kanwal, J. S. (1980). A Hundred years of Hindi in Fiji. Suva, Fiji: Fiji Teachers Union. p. 92.
- Vidyalankar, Nardev; Manohar Somera (1975). Arya Samaj and Indians abroad. New Delhi, India: Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. p. 125.
|This biography of a Fijian is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a person notable in Hinduism is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|