Mr. Chandrakant Jivraj Rabheru (CJ), a well-known social activist passed away on Tuesday whilst visiting the Jalaram Jyot Mandir in Sudbury.
Last Sunday Mr. Rabheru was admitted to hospital in the early morning due to ill health, but was then discharged. On Tuesday afternoon he went to Jalaram Jyoth Mandir but during his viist he began having trouble breathing. The pujari and other viewers of the temple called an ambulance but after struggling for about 45 minutes Mr. Rabheru could not be saved and was pronounced dead.
As soon as the incident was reported, other trustees of the temple and their family ran at the temple.
Mr Rabheru served on various positions in community organisations such as being Chairman of the National Congress of Gujarati Organizations (NCGO), leader Sardar Patel Memorial Society, and Advisor to the Lohana Mahajan Trust UK and many others.
Mr. Rabheru was originally a native of Morogoro in Tanzania and had come many years ago for study and later settled. After working initially in the insurers and other trades, he spent time in the crude and refined oil business in Ghana and Sierra Leone by the name of Global Venture Ltd., as well as Mining Operations - Gold, Iron Ore, Baktite and Infrastructure, as well as Oil Ltd.
Mr Rabheru has left behind a huge family, including his wife Bharti, son Amit and daughter Sheetal.