2nd April 1939 - 15th April 2015
Mrs. Suman Bhargava, pioneer and person behind the Suman Marriage Bureau, the first and largest Asian marriage bureau in UK has sadly passed away on Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 4.36pm. She had been ill since December 2008, but was strong enough to survive more than 6 years whereas doctors had given her five years at best.
She was responsible for bringing together more than 8000 couples since starting the bureau in 1972, and has been a successful business woman in UK, even though English was not her first language.
During her lifetime she has received many awards from the presidents of India, to societies and organisation within the UK, and has appeared on may radio and TV stations in regards to her work. She has on two occasions attended Buckingham Palace for the Queens Garden Party.
She lost her husband and business partner in April 2001 and continued her work with the assistance of her son, Parag Bhargava.
Her work was providing a major social service to the 1st generation of Asians settled in UK since the 70's, and has progressed to further generations who are now using the services. Men and women whose parents were married through the bureau are now utilising the services which are being now provided by her son for the last few years.
It has always been a family business, which is now in its 43rd year.
Suman Marriage Bureau is the legacy that Mrs. Suman Bhargava leaves behind.