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Dr. Ravindra Kumar, MD, 1949 – 2015

Dr. Ravindra Kumar, MD, 1949 – 2015

HOUSTON: Dr. Ravindra Kumar, M.D., a soft-spoken, dedicated physician who practiced internal medicine from his office in the Memorial City-Spring Branch area for the past two decades, passed away on November 30 after a brief battle with cancer. He was laid to rest at the Winford Funeral Home on Sunday, December 5, 2015. Kumar was […]

A Life Well Lived: Dr. Raj K. Chopra (1937-2015)

A Life Well Lived:  Dr. Raj K. Chopra (1937-2015)

SUGAR LAND: Born in India and educated at Punjab University, Dr. Raj K. Chopra began his career in education at the American School in New Delhi, India. It was here that he realized his desire to be an American and to live in “the land of milk and honey” where, “with hard work and determination, […]

Dr Harish Chander Khera 1939-2015

Dr Harish Chander Khera 1939-2015

Dr. Harish Chander Khera passed away on September 26, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 76. He was born in Dera Ismail Khan, India on June 22, 1939. He was a highly regarded General Surgeon whose abilities were only matched by his work ethic and character. Dr. Khera will best be remembered for […]

Dr. Vasanta Lakshmi Putcha, PhD 1946-2015

Dr. Vasanta Lakshmi Putcha, PhD 1946-2015

Vasanta Lakshmi Putcha, a long time resident of Houston, a role model, a respected NASA scientist, an intellectual and lover of Indian fine arts and a woman of many talents, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015 after a tragic car accident the Wednesday before, September 23. Reportedly she suffered a stroke while driving and […]

A Hindu Luminary Passes On to His Heavenly Journey Padmakant Khambhati (1937-2015)

A Hindu Luminary Passes On to His Heavenly Journey Padmakant Khambhati (1937-2015)

By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: Padmakant Khambhati, a giant in the world of the Hindu community in the Houston area, and also widely respected and known nationwide, passed away this past Monday, April 20 after a brief illness. He was 78-years-old. Khambhati, hailed from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. His parents followed Vaishnavism and he along with his father […]

In Loving Memory of Vishwanath “Vish” Kelkar 9/6/1934 to 3/14/2015

In Loving Memory of Vishwanath “Vish” Kelkar  9/6/1934 to 3/14/2015

By Vasudha Kelkar My husband passed away in India peacefully, while being surrounded by many of his Kelkar family members. Born in Shriwardhan, Maharashtra, he grew up in Thane and attended M.H. High School. He graduated from VJTI, Mumbai in 1958 with BE, Civil Engineering. Subsequently he worked for BEST until 1965 when he ventured […]

A Gentle Giant Passes, Leaving an Immense Void in the Arts World

A Gentle Giant Passes, Leaving an Immense Void in the Arts World

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Those who have settled in the part of Southwest Texas over the past 60 years may recall the pioneers who paved the way for succeeding waves of desi immigrants from the Old Country. They gave freely of their time and money, sacrificing family time, jobs and the tug of other occasions […]

Jehangir Lakhani (1957-2014)

Jehangir Lakhani (1957-2014)

Jehangir Lakhani, a loving, caring, always smiling individual, known for spreading laughter and happiness, passed away on Thursday, October 23 in Houston, Texas after a battle with a rare kidney Cancer, Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma. Born in Navsari, India, Jehangir moved to America in 1984 to pursue new opportunities and endeavors. After a long journey […]

Airport Design Expert and Civil Engineer Adil Godiwalla, 72, Passes Away

Airport Design Expert and Civil Engineer Adil Godiwalla, 72, Passes Away

By Amy Godiwalla KLEIN, TX: Adil Godiwalla, whose name was synonymous with the Houston Airport system for many years and whose smiling countenance endeared him to many in the engineering and construction profession in the Bayou City passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 in his home in Klein, a far northern suburb of Houston, […]

Houston Mourns the Loss of Hari Kewalramani

Houston Mourns the Loss of Hari Kewalramani

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Hari Kewalramani never carried a personal cell phone.  He was convinced that ginger was a cure all.  He coached his son’s soccer and baseball team – games he had never played in his life.  He was a marriage counselor and financial advisor to colleagues and friends, innovator, poet and author. He […]

David Raj (1951 – 2013)

David Raj    (1951 – 2013)

David Raj, a community minded activist and financial advisor, passed away on Saturday, September 28 in Chennai, India where he had returned to four weeks earlier to be in the care of his sister and her family. He had suffered with stomach cancer for the past two years. Raj was born on November 29, 1951 […]

Sudesh Mehta (1938 – 2013)

Sudesh Mehta    (1938 – 2013)

Sudesh Mehta, a tireless and ardent supporter of Punjabi culture who helped organize many functions over the years for the appropriately named Punjabi Culture Club along with her husband, the late Dr. Paul Mehta, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. She was 75 years old and had been in ill health for some time […]

S.N. Goenka – An Eternal Soul Passes On

S.N. Goenka – An Eternal Soul Passes On

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: “May all beings be happy”- “Sabka mangal ho”. Vipassana meditators have heard this compassionate phrase uttered by their teacher S.N. Goenka after every meditation session and discourse but the voice that set us on the path of Dhamma or Truth has been stilled.  Goenkaji passed away peacefully at his residence in […]

David Raj—RIP

David Raj—RIP

  By Pradeep Anand On September 28, 2013, our dear friend David Raj, also known as Dorai and Gnanadorai Sathiaraj, son of Dr. (Mrs.) Stella Soundararaj and Dr. G. Soundararaj, passed away, peacefully, in Chennai, India. He had been ill for a while and his cousin/sister, Cheruba, and her husband, Dr. Santhosham, had convinced him […]

Amar Bose, Founder of Bose Speakers, Dies at 83

Amar Bose, Founder of Bose Speakers, Dies at 83

By India west (Associated Press) BOSTON, United States: Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp., known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-canceling headphones popular among frequent fliers, has died at age 83. Bose’s death was announced July 12 by the company’s president, Bob […]

Revered Swami Swahanandaji Passes Away

Revered Swami Swahanandaji Passes Away

LOS ANGELES: Revered Swami Swahanandaji, the senior – most monk of the Ramakrishna Order in the US and the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, Hollywood, passed away peacefully on Friday, October19. He was a direct disciple of Swami Vijnananandaji, who like Swami Vivekananda, was a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Swami […]

Verghese Kurien, leader of India’s small-scale dairy revolution, dies at 90

Verghese Kurien, leader of India’s small-scale dairy revolution, dies at 90

NEW DELHI — Verghese Kurien, an engineer known as “India’s milkman” who helped revolutionize the country’s dairy industry despite his own dislike for milk, has died at age 90.  A longtime aide, P.A. Joseph, said Kurien died Sunday. He had been hospitalized earlier in the month after he grew weak and stopped eating on his […]

Dr. Paul Mehta Passes Away

Dr. Paul Mehta Passes Away

HOUSTON: M. Paul Mehta passed away on April 1, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Mehta was born in 1937 and grew up in Ferozepur, India.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts degree in English, and a Master of Arts degree in History from Punjab University in India.  […]

Yuki Rogers Mourned by Community

Yuki Rogers Mourned by Community

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: When friends of Reyna Yuki Rogers did not see or hear from her in several days, alarm bells went off. After asking around, they filed a missing persons report with the police department and one of her friends, Munir Ibrahim, stopped by her southwest area town-home to try to find her. […]

Dr. Sindwani’s Final Journey

Dr. Sindwani’s Final Journey

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: On my last trip in October to see him at the nursing home in Wichita Falls, Dr. K. L. Sindwani said pausingly and wistfully in a voice that was soft and weak, “I want to go home.” As I sat there on his bedside, and looked into his eyes, I understood […]

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