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Jai Shri Nathji

Thursday, 7th May 1942

Nairobi, Kenya


Om Namah Shivaya


Friday, 28th December 2012

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Shree Jagdishbhai Ramjibhai Danabhai Challa, Nairobi


Mangal mandir kholo
   Dayaamay.. Mangal mandir kholo.

Jeevan-van ati vege vataavyu,
   Dwaar ubho shishu bholo.
   Dayaamay.. Mangal mandir kholo


It is with great regret that we inform the members of our community that Shree Jagdishbhai Ramjibhai Danabhai Challa, age 70

very sadly passed away peacefully at 9.15pm on Friday, 28th December 2012, Magshar Poonam, 2069, in Dar-es-salam, Tanzania.


The cremation was held on Sunday, 30th December 2012 and the prayer meeting was held on 31st December 2012 at Dar-es-Salaam.



in loving memory of our beloved granddad Shree Jagdishbhai Dana

Jai Shree Krishna.

Our grandfather, Late Shree Jagdishbhai Dana, popularly known as Jagubhai to all his friends, was one of the kindest and the hardest working person.


He was a man of principle and honesty. He would always speak the truth and always stood by what he thought was right, for himself and for the family. He believed that il you work hard and if you walk on the right path, you may face difficulties in your life but at the end you will always come out on top and be happier. He also believed that education is the biggest virtue in life.


He would always recount how much he struggled, growing up as a little boy, going to school in the morning and later going to help his grandfather at his shop. Because of his struggles, he worked very hard to educate our dad and Mitafai so that they could move further in life. He was the backbone of our family.


Dada loved cooking. He learnt to cook at the age of 10 years old, from his grand mother. He cooked for the next 60 years. He loved feeding people and would always make sure if anyone carne home, they would leave with a full stomach. Which is why when growing up, Amit, Raj Kush and I were chubby children. He was very well known at the Nairobi Gym-Khanna club for his cooking skills and for being one of the pioneers of the club.


Our dada was a very trustworthy and caring person. He was very jovial and loved telling jokes. He could make even the most serious person laugh. We definitely do and will always miss him for this and all the wise words and guidance that he was always available to give. He was a humble person, who lived and believed in a simple life.


On behalf of my dad and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their most sincere condolences and being there with him for his final rites. We thank everybody who has come to comfort us from near and from outside the country, thank you for your prayers and all your support. Thank you to Shree Parasbhai Somani for handling all the funeral arrangements and for his guidance. Thank you also Dillip nana tor being with us all the way.


We thank God for taking away dada's pain and suffering and we know that he is looking down upon us smiling. Dada you will always be our guardian angel and your legacy will live on through us.


Jai Shree Krishna

Manjulaben Jagdishbhai (wife) - Kenya

Rajeshbhai Jagdishbhai (son) - Tanzania

Preetiben Rajeshbhai (daughter- in-law) - Tanzania

Paurav Rajeshbhai (grandson) - Tanzania

Kush Rajeshbhai (grandson) - Tanzania

Mitaben Vinaybhai (daughter) - Kenya

Vinaybhai Dayaljibhai (son-in-law) - Kenya

Amit Vinaybhai (grandson) - Kenya

Raj Vinaybhai (grandson) - Kenya