It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Shri Pravinbhai Laljibhai Varsani on October 29. Taking on several roles throughout his lives, his primary two roles were as husband to Jashodaben Pravinbhai Varsani, and father to Jitenbhai Varsani, Jainaben Panchani, and Varshaben Kerai. Born in Mombasa, Shri Pravinbhai was instrumental in commencing BAPS Satsang activities in Bolton, where he served as Centre Coordinator for many years. Those who wish to contact the family, may call Jitenbhai on 07812 111 839.
Shri Gordhanbhai Patel of London passed away peacefully on October 31, at the age of 89. Born in Minakulu, Uganda, he subsequently moved to London where he settled for most of his life. A warm and approachable person, Gordhanbhai had dedicated most of his life to Satsang and seva in Uganda and UK. Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj resided at his house during his 1970 Uganda vicharan.
Shri Chhaganbhai Patel
Shri Chhaganbhai Patel, fondly called Bhulabhai, passed away on November 1, at the age of 79. Based in Ashton-Manchester, he was the husband of Sardaben Patel, and father to Shailesh Patel and Yogesh Patel. Chhaganbhai was a dedicated devotee of BAPS and one of the pioneers of Ashton Satsang Mandal in the early 1970s. He was the purvashram uncle of Pujya Vimaljivan Swami (Gandhinagar). Shri Bhulabhai's funeral was held on November 10, in Stockport. Those who wish to contact the family, may call his son Shailesh Patel on 07884 495 959
Kanubhai Ambalal Patel
It is with utmost regret that we announce the tragic demise of Kanubhai Ambalal Patel of East London. Husband of Pushpaben Patel, father to Dharmistaben, Jayminiben and late Jigneshbhai, and father-in-law to Harishbhai Desai. He passed away on November 5, at the age of 82. Those who wish to connect with the family, may call Harishbhai on 07932 598 790