|Akrura Das came in touch with ISKCON in the year 1979, when he was merely 14 yrs old. He was very much interested in the philosophy of the Hare Krishnas and started following the four regulative principles very soon. He managed to attend his school and Temple programs and also assisted the Sankirtan leader.
He was trained as Bhakta by HH Lokanath Swami Maharaj who was the Temple President of Delhi Temple at that time. After finishing his school he joined ISKCON Vrindavan where in the year 1984 he was initiated by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj.
In the year 1987 he was sent to Vancouver, Canada where he help bring up the temple from its turbulent times. From 1987 to 2002 he worked in worked outside to maintain his family as well as supported the temple funds for preaching and other services. Now his whole family is serving in the mission of Srila Prabhupada. He has 2 sons who are preachers/ kirtaniyas. They run 2 downtown preaching programs and many spiritual retreats thus helping many devotees in Canada.
Since 2002 he has been a Temple Council Member in Vancouver and till 2012 he was given the services in Canadian National Council. He also chaired North American Temple Presidents body during this time.
In the year 2009 he was deputed to serve as Deputy GBC in a global management where he continues to serve till date.
Presently lives in Canada but spends 7-8 months traveling and preaching in Hindi and English languages in Canada, USA, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Singapore, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, UP, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, Vrindavan and Mayapur. He also speaks Gujarati and Punjabi.