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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 […]

IAN Founder & Publisher, Community Leader Dr. K.L. Sindwani Passes Away

IAN Founder & Publisher, Community Leader Dr. K.L. Sindwani Passes Away

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: At a time when the South Asian community in the Houston was still tiny and its numbers across the state of Texas and even the southern U.S. were insignificant, Dr. K.L. Sindwani had a vision to knit the spread-out members together by sharing news of local community events from the […]

The Loss of a Publishing Icon

The Loss of a Publishing Icon

  He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery   When we learned of Dr. K.L. Sindwani’s passing last week, it marked the end of an era, the loss of a visionary icon who left in his wake, […]

Dr. K.L. Sindwani: Condolence Messages

Dr. K.L. Sindwani: Condolence Messages

I am saddened to learn about the passing away of Dr. K. L. Sindwani in Wichita Falls on the New Year’s eve. It is distressing that Dr. Sindwani’s mortal journey ended just a day before his 85th birthday on the first day of the New Year! My family and colleagues Join me in conveying our […]

Dev Anand, Free India’s First Super Star, Passes Away

Dev Anand, Free India’s First Super Star, Passes Away

With Dev Anand, there was this unspoken consensus, almost a surreal surety that death wouldn’t touch him. His life, 88 years of immense artistic pride and deeply-felt commitment towards cinema, was a celebration of life in all its form. In the end, a heart attack, brought forth the inevitable.

One Last Homecoming and a Final Farewell to a Community Icon

One Last Homecoming and a Final Farewell to a Community Icon

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: There was a huge outpouring of grief and sympathy at the death of Dr. Mohini Sindwani last Saturday, October 22, at her funeral held at the Garden Oaks Funeral Home on Bellaire near Synott in far west Houston as the hall was filled to standing room only capacity. Mohiniji had passed […]

A Self Effacing Community Builder Passes On

A Self Effacing Community Builder Passes On

HOUSTON: Dr. Mohini Sindwani, who has left her imprint on many solid Indian organizations in Houston, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mohini ji and her husband Dr. K.L. Sindwani, lived in Houston from 1975 to 2010, when they decided to move to Wichita Falls due to their advancing age and […]

Farewell Jagjit, My Friend

Farewell Jagjit, My Friend

  By Dr. Virendra Mathur HOUSTON: It is with a very heavy heart that I am trying to write a few words about someone whose skills, talent, liveliness, humor, personality and optimism have had such a powerful impact on my life. Ever since we learnt about his serious illness two weeks ago, I, like millions […]

Sri Rajarathna Bhattar Passes Away

Sri Rajarathna Bhattar Passes Away

Sri Rajarathna Bhattar, affectionately known as Bhattar mama to his many friends and well-wishers, passed away on Tuesday, July 5 in Irving, Texas. He was 84. Sri Rajarathna Bhattar served as a priest at the Meenakshi Temple in Pearland from it’s very inauguration. He took over duties as the chief priest from his older brother […]

Keshu Patel: A Sad Loss to the Houston Community

HOUSTON: Keshu Patel ,63 a community leader, an affable, warm, loving & deeply spiritual person passed away peacefully at his home on November 15th,2010. Keshubhai as he was fondly called by the Houston community is survived by his wife Nirmala, sons Nayan & Rasesh; daughter in laws Sapna & Bhumika and a grand daughter Reanna.

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