Are there any records from the High Commissioner's office to verify that claim?The Canadian High Commissioner, James George facilitated his immigration to Toronto, Canada in 1968.
Although a promised university position as director of a yogic studies department did not materialize because of the death of his sponsor.
The university (of Toronto?) should be able to verify whether or not they had a "yoga studies" department at the time and if they were hiring a director. If they didn't, then YB lied.If they did, then maybe he was promised the job, maybe not.
A person typically doesn't move halfway around the world for a job that hasn't been locked in. One would usually only do such a thing if they had a contract, unless they were in a real hurry to move.