When the 85-year-old, touted as the godfather of Goa's hippie
scene, died last week in a beachside village in Goa, the west coast
Indian state he had helped put on the travel map for global backpackers
and stoners had long since turned its back on him and his kind.
is now a top vacation and party destination, thronged by tourists
hungry for its high-end hotels and chilled-out beaches. Along with the
tourism has come wealth, helping Goa to be come one of India's
wealthiest states in terms of per capita income. Read Full Story