Last updated: 4 Nov, 2023

Klara Brogli

On Monday 30 October, Klara Brogli, Aurovilian resident of Surya Nivas, left her body in her native country, Switzerland. She was 81. Due to a medical intervention which substantially reduced the quality of her existence, Klara chose for termination of her life for which In Switzerland officially recognised assistance can be found. [She had indicated to a friend that this could be shared with her Auroville family.]

Klara had been coming to Auroville since 2001 and joined in 2004 for good. She started volunteering with office work at the then Development Group and worked for years in the SEWA team where her care and support for the financially underprivileged became evident. She was an open and curious woman, always ready to reach out and give a hand. With her background in investment banking and as a lawyer by profession, she displayed clear insight in Auroville’s faring and was keen in choosing her projects. The Auroville Puncture Service was one of them, and she became its executive in due time.

Always eager to embrace new technology, Klara also had the courage to build the second steel framed house in Auroville in which she lived the last 20 years, expressing her elegant and highly aesthetic sense in finely detailed elements of house and garden.

Klara was deeply interested in Auroville’s experimental organisation and collective processes. She cherished the Charter of Auroville, and had an enormous trust in Auroville’s succeeding. Recent developments have shocked her to the core.

Friends will miss this fine-styled person with her free spirit henna-red hair, her strong will and independent stance, her sharp observations, and often dry humour and wit.

May you be in peace, dear Klara.


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