Late Shree Kantibhai Ranchoddas Punja Satikuvar
Donations for worthwhile causes in memory of Late Shree Kantilal Satikuvar
received with Thanks
Rs 100,000 to Shree Samast Parajiya Pattni Soni Gnati Mahamandal, Rajkot
towards the Education Fund
by the family in memory of Kantibhai
- Dhirajben Kantilal Soni (wife), Miss Jyotsnaben Soni (daughter) and Binaben Soni (daughter) -
SHORT LIFE HISTORY OF MY LATE SHREE KANTILAL RANCHHODDAS PUNJA SATIKUNWAR:
Kantibhai was born in Aden, South Yemen, on 6th January 1927. He was born into a large family of seven brothers and five sisters.
He had his primary schooling part in Aden and part in his home town Verawal, Somnath, in India.
He wanted to study further especially in English but due to circumsatnces was forced to settle down to family retail gold business.
He was engaged to Dhirajben at a young age of thirteen and got married at twenty-one in 1948.
Kantibhai was happily married with five daughters and a son whom he educated upto university.
He carried on with the retail gold business all his life in Aden upto 1971 and then in Mumbai in India.
He has been to Kuwait as well for gold work for two years and also visited East Africa - Nairobi, Dar e salaam, Tanga and Mombasa in 1968.
He came to settled in London from Mumbai with his family in 1985 where he had happy peaceful retired life contented with big family including
eight grand-children and seven great grand-children with two on the way.
Even in his retired life he always helped the needy and unfortunate with his selfless, kind and generous heart.
He passed away very peacefully in his sleep early morning at six on 18th March 2016 at the age of 89.
Tributes by Jyotsna Soni (daughter)
He lived his life to the fullest and touched so many people during his time here with us.
My dad was totally selfless, innocent, straightforward, always helping the needy and less fortunate. He was so gentle full of love and kind to
human being, ever so rich and magnanimous in all his personality and his being.
First and foremost he was the family man. Totally devoted to his family, he loved his family profoundly, strove to support and guide and most
importantly, protect his family members old and young.
I loved my dad immensely respect him to core of my heart and miss him too much. He will always still be within me and all around me. I know dad
you are still with us. You would never leave us alone. You are a gem of a person! We always will love you forever n ever...
For me dad nobody like u... U R THE BEST DAD IN THE WORLD!!!
I cared and looked after you so much. I still wanted to... as I enjoyed my duty towards you. Now you left me with no work now dad...
I shall miss having morning tea with you, on the dining table, in car drives, chatting with you...dad tears roll down my eyes... why did u go away so
far physically n mentally... by just being there in front of me. You were my moral support and pillar of strength.
I miss your presence pappa... please do not worry for Mummy and Bina... I shall look after them very well, as best as I can... read this on your
mobile in heaven and know it for sure pappa...
I SHALL NEVER FORGET THIS MY DUTY TOWARDS OUR FAMILY...BE SURE... REST IN PEACE N REMAIN HAPPY...YOUR SOUL IS GODLY
LIKE BHAGWAN RAM... I BOW DOWN TO YOU FOR YOUR BLESSINGS FOREVER...
love you Pappa...miss u so much...your life itself is guiding source of inspiration...I have decided today I shall follow ur footsteps...LIKE FATHER LIKE
DAUGHTER...BYE PAPPA...SEE U IN ALL MY FUTURE LIVES...
At this old age you had become so fragile like a baby... hence I looked after and cared for you like my son... I miss my son...bye beta...may your soul
rest in peace and God give you place in heaven for all your good deeds...my lovely handsome pappa...
Tribute from Bina Soni (daughter)
He was always cool and cheerful, giving us confidence making us strong-willed, always helpful and understanding. ALL the good words that I can't express.
He passed his day-to-day life very easily never worried about the future.
We, his children and grandchildren should follow his footsteps.
My lovely & respectful pappa. May dad's soul rest in peace.