From Hindu to Catholic: Gustav’s Story

by Steve Ray on September 5, 2014

7104ukhaDescribing his own religious upbringing, Gaurav said, “My father worked at the World Bank and later was the editor of the Economic Times.

My mother was the first woman district collector of Gujarat. While there was an emphasis was on traditional Indian values, they espoused secular humanist ideals and values.

However, itwas from my grandmother that I learned the ancient stories of the Hindu religion—the epics of the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Bhagavad Gita.”

“It was aesthetics,” Gaurav said. “The beauty of sacred music held me spellbound at my first ever experience of the Eucharist….

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Benwen Lopez September 5, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Hi Steve,
This is an awesome story….Fr. Gaurav Shroff (archdiocese of Atalanta) is a personal friend of mine…but I would just like to know if “Gustav” has a deeper meaning or a typographical error.

In Christ,

George Sigalas September 5, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Fr. Gaurav is now our Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Athens, GA since last year. He is a wonderful and gifted priest. Thanks for sharing this article. Hope to have you out here soon to speak…you can meet Fr. Gaurav.

Arul Raj November 13, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Hi Steve,

Nice story than you for sharing , May god Bless You !

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