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The philanthropic family of

Late Shree Odhavjibhai Jethabhai Vaya (originally of Nanduri)



Jai Shree Krishna



16th March 1937

Vadia (Jamnagar Dist)

Shree Maganlal Odhavjibhai Vaya

Om Namah Shivaya


6th April, 2009

Jamnagar, India


Remembering dad on his 3rd death anniversary

Every step of his life, he was a caring humanitarian who always stood up for what he believed to be the fairness of life. A devote family man who was ever ready to serve our community in a caring manner.


He taught us lessons in humility, gentleness, simplicity and faith. His family was his world. He was well known for his association with philanthropic causes. His fair-minded and sincere approach to dealing with people set an example for our family to follow.


We have great memories of him and will remember him always. We pay our humble respects on his third Death Anniversary.


In Memory of

Late Shree Gordhandas Odhavji Vaya

Gordhandasbhai, well known as Kaka, joined the elder brother Shree Jivanlal Odhavji in Nairobi in 1954.  He worked tirelessly for the family till his last breath.

Late Shree Odhavjibhai Jethabhai Vaya - Late Jashodaben Odhajibhai Vaya (Parents)

Enormous sadness, loss, and grief for the loss of our beloved Father
Shree Maganlal Odhavjibhai Vaya

Loss of our father Shree Maganlal Odhavjibhai Vaya who very sadly passed away peacefully at 11:00am on Monday, 6th April, 2009 Chaitra Sud Baras (12), 2065 in Jamnagar, India left a vacuum that is very hard to fill. Words can’t express how we feel; now we are apart.

He was born in Vadia on 16th March 1937. The family moved and settled at Nanduri, a village Near Lalpur in Jamnagar Distritct- India where he grew up and looked after the parents and siblings as two brothers immigrated to Kenya at early age.

He had also served and dedicated his life to Gau-Shala (cow-shed) at Nanduri till his last day of life.  Last few years he was with us in East Africa but his soul was always remained pledged to the motherland (Nanduri) India.

Overwhelming love, admiration, and concern for the incredibly strong, endlessly caring man, we are proud to call him Bapuji.

He commanded the respect and admiration of anyone who knew him, and who knew what is truly valuable in this life. Maganbhai loved his family, he loved his friends, he loved being around people, and social gatherings and he loved catching up with people yet was still so connected and firmly grounded in family life. He instilled values, ethics, and determination in each of us…most of all Bapuji taught us what family is really supposed to be about.


Shree Maganlal was the most loving, caring, committed husband of our mother Pushpaben. We, their children, are so, so blessed to have had his example of a caring and a powerful love relationship in our lives. He was a giant in our family.

Thank you, Bapuji, we love you so much.

Rest in Peace Bapuji.

Om Shanti: Shanti: Shanti:

We wish to convey our sincere gratitude to all our relatives, friends and well wishers for their support, sympathy, and condolences by personal visit, telephone and for your messages in Pattni Connection.

Jai Shree Krishna

Pushpaben Maganlal Vaya (wife)

Jivatiben Jayendra Ghaghada,

Asmitaben Mukesh Ghaghada

Shobhnaben Hitesh


Hirendra Maganlal Vaya (Treasurer, Pattni Brotherhood)
Raju Maganlal Vaya (Kampala)

Vipul Maganlal Vaya (Kampala)

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Opening Ceremony of

Sheth Shri Maganlal Odhavji Vaya Boys Higher Secondary School