Community News Summary – Spring 2003

§ Mr. Maganlal Laxman Maru, President of Halari Visa Oshwal Shikshan and Rahat Mandal, India (Education and Relief Agency), and his wife Kanchanben were in Texas for a month during the month of December. The Shikshan and Rahat Mandal is carrying out several activities to provide social support and education opportunities to Halari Oshwals. Please contact Prashant Maru ( for information about the activities of the Shikshan and Rahat Mandal.


§ Congratulations to Kunjal and Prashant Maganlal Maru of Dallas,Texas, on the birth of their son, Rushabh.

§ Congratulations to Shital and Bhavesh Patel (New Jersey) on the birth of their son Rahul, and to their proud grandparents Surbhi and Jayendra Shah of New York.

§ Congratulations to Falguni and Rajesh Kantilal Goshrani on the birth of their son, Karan.


§ Shantilal V. Jhankhariya and family recently came from India, and are currently staying in, Hackettstown, New Jersey. He is the brother-in-law of Keshav and Kanchan Shah of Chestnut Ridge, New York, and of Jayanti and Vijya Galaiya of Long Valley, New Jersey.

§ Paresh Meghji Shah, wife Jamini, daughter Bijal, & son Shymal recently came from Kenya and are currently residing in North Brunswick, New Jersey.


§ Congratulations to Nimish (son of Anilaben and Maganbhai Shah of Dracut, Massachsetts) on his engagement to Maitri (daughter of Rajnibhai and Deepakben Patel).


§ Our heartfelt condolences to Binit Prabhulal Shah of Hackensack, NJ. and Alka Rushabh Gandhi of Bensalem, PA on the passing away of their beloved grandmother (father’s mother) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 in Nairobi, Kenya. She was the wife of Late Mr. Manekchand Narshi Shah of Atul’s, Nairobi, Kenya. It had only been 5 months since Binit and Alka’s father passed away last year on September 12, 2002.
§ Our heartfelt condolences to Sneh Vijay Dave, of New Hampshire, and Lina Piyush Goshrani of Cary, North Carolina. Their father, Devshibhai Virpar Galaiya passed away in Kisumu, Kenya on February 23, 2003.