HH Bhakti Charu Maharaja took birth in the city of Comilla in Bangladesh, and later moved with his family to Kolkata where he grew up. He is THE personification of Vaishnava etiquette and culture - the topmost expert within ISKCON in this field. It is said that Vaishnava etiquette is like the most valuable jewel - the diamond which beautifies a devotee. A Vaishnava's behavior directly reflects how much he has actually internalised our philosophy and practically demonstrates Mahaprabhu's instruction of 'trinad api sunicena'. Maharaja was exactly that - a perfect example of demonstrating and practically living our Vaishnava philosophy!
I remember attending a seminar on Vaishnava etiquette around 30 years ago in Mayapur, which was offered by Maharaja. I think he was the first person emphasising this aspect of devotional life and offered education in this field.
Maharaja is also known for his good cooking. Around 25 years ago, I was in Mayapur and was cooking for some of the GBC's. One day I could not find a kitchen which I could use, so I was bold enough to approach Maharaja and asked him whether I could use his kitchen in his quarters. He graciously agreed. While I was cooking there, he came with a group of his disciples and taught them how to cook some preparations. He spent quite some time in the kitchen, teaching them with so much patience and devotion how to cook certain preparations. I was deeply impressed, thinking how amazing it is, that a person like him who is so busy with so many important things can still find the time to personally teach his disciples how to cook! I couldn't help but remembering how Prabhupada used to do the same thing....
Your servant, Devaki dd