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Newsletter No 349

Rajkot Parajiya Samachar Aug 2017 issue

This month’s special features:

  • Rajkot Mahamandal education awards ceremony to be held on Sunday 17 Sept 2017
  • Kagadada Parivar: Surapura yagna to be held on Tuesday 5 Sept 2017 and Mataji yagna to be held on Thursday 28 Sept 2017
  • Jagda and Dhanak Parivar: Plot purchased to be build mataji Khodiar dham
  • Thadashwar Parivar: Surapura abhisekh and puja to be held at Bhesan on Mon 21 Aug 2017
  • Dhakan Kutumb: Surapura Puja, flag hosting and Thar to be held at Kotda on Mon 21 Aug 2017
  • Challa Parivar: Surapura Puja, flag hosting and Thar to be held at Kerara on Mon 21 Aug 2017
  • Challa Parivar: Navratri atham havan to be held on 28 Sep 2017 at Virnagar
  • Luhar Parivar: Surapura Puja, flag hosting and Thar to be held at Devra on Mon 21 Aug 2017
  • Thadashwar Parivar: Kuldevi Navratri atham havan to be held on 28 Sep 2017
  • Senatorium facilities offered in Rajkot: Late Champaben Savjibhai Dhanak Senatorium now in fully operational from 11 June 2017  offering medical treatment to community who are convalescing or have a chronic illness
  • Junagadh Parajiya Pattni Soni Gnati: Education Awards ceremony held on Sunday 23 July 2017
  • Soni Barot Sagarkumar Ranabhai: given the Zaverchand Maghani award by Morari Bapu for writing Soni history books


Sunderkand Paath in Birmingham - Report

Family and friends gathered in Birmingham on Saturday 29th July 2017 for the recital of Sunderkand Paath in memory of Late Shree Narshidas Mithabhai Ghaghada and Late Labhkunver Narshidas Ghaghada arranged by the family. 

Lots of family and friends attended the recital.  Old relationships and friendships were rekindled and memories of olden times came flooding back as our parents were remembered.


Newsletter No 348

Nairobi Pattni Brotherhood

BAPS Swaminarayant Mandir Santo (Saints) held Parayan at Pattni Brotherhood Nairobi

report by Harshadbhai Rana, Trustee, PBH

BAPS Saints and Swamishree gave their divine darshan during a 3 day parayan - scripture recital that was held at Pattni Brotherhood on between 18th to 20th July 2017. The three day event was held in the evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and Prasad was served thereafter.

On the last day Pattni Brotherhood Trustee Harshadbhai Rana, Prabhudasbhai  and the Hon. Secretary Suryakant Chala garlanded Saints and thanked them for holding Parayan in Pattni Brotherhood premises.

Details and photos of the event are posted on the website.

Mombasa Samaj

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj, Mombasa - Youth Section

The Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj Youths Directorate will be hosting another fun filled darts tournament

on Saturday 29th July 2017 at MwitaTennis Club from 7.30pm. The tournament will on a knockout basis and entry is open to all genders & age 18 or above.

Details are posted on the website.


Rajkot Parajiya Samachar July 2017 Issue

This month’s special features:

Education Awards ceremony to be held on 17 Sept 2017

Amreli Samuh Lagna held on 2 July 2017

Junagadh: Govt appoints Bhavin Rameshkumar Sagar as the Deputy Collector of the area

Thadeshwar Family - Surapura puja and abhisekh to be held on 21 Aug 2017

Dhakan Parivar - Surapura puja to be held on 21 Aug 2017

Savar Kundla - School books distribution to the 110 Pattni students

Savar Kundla - Ground breaking ceremony to build a Samaj building held on 28 Apr 2017

Jamnagar Parajiya Prakash June 2017 issue

This month’s special features:

  • New hotel owned by Pattni Sonis in Dwarka - opening ceremony of The Dev Bhumi Hotel
  • Mombasa Samaj AGM - Appointment of a New Committee
  • Profile of Renukaben Challa
  • Federation meeting at Dwarka held on 20 May 2017
  • Thadeshwar Family - Surapura puja and abhisekh to be held on 21 Aug 2017



Newsletter No 347

RAJKOT Parajiya  Samachar June 2017

Special features:

  • Inauguration ceremony of Late Champaben Savjibhai Dhanak Sanatorium
  • Goodwill messages received on the inauguration from:

Pranbhai C Arjan Dhanak, Webmaster - Pattni Connection

Mansukhbhai Salla - Writer, Past principal

Dineshbhai Shantilal Vaya, President, Kutchi Parajiya Soni Samaj

  • Education Award ceremony to be held on 17 Sept 2017
  • Jagda Parivar - Completion of Kuldevi and Surapura mandir at Gondal
  • Mombasa Samaj - Election of a New Committee at eh AGM held on 14 May 2017
  • Profile of Renukaben Jayantibhai Challa for her charity work
  • Thadeshwar Parivar – Puja Abhisekh rites for Surapura to be held on 21 Aug 2017 at Bhesan
  • Bharatbhai Chauhan elected as the new President of the Federation


JAMNAGAR Parajiya Prakash May 2017

Special features:

Opening Ceremony of New Devbhumi Hotel in Dwarka to be held on 21 May 2017

Federation meeting to be held in Dwarka on 20 May 2017


Newsletter No 346 Bumper Edition

UK General Election
A Big Thank You : Message from Ameet Jogia to all Soni communities

I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the help, support and messages of goodwill throughout the recent election campaign. I am truly grateful.

I fully appreciate that rightly so, everyone has a difference of political opinion. Yet I was humbled that this did not impede our members in coming forward and supporting me. I am thankful for the efforts of our community, more so that it supported me with such zeal and enthusiasm. Full message is posted on the website


Rajkot Mahamandal - Inauguration Ceremony of Late Champaben Savjibhai Dhanak Memorial Sanatorium

Inauguration ceremony of a sanatorium for our community members was held on Sunday, 11 June 2017 at 10.30am at Shree S. P. P. Soni Boarding, Rajkot. First ever in its kind, a sanatorium for Parajiya Soni members disabled persons was inaugurated in the presence of several dignitaries and community leaders.

Photos of the ceremony are uploaded on the website.


Pooja Hiten Vaya
Hair to Care - Fundraising for Little Princess Trust
Pooja to donate her hair for a noble cause 

Pooja Hiten Vaya has been growing her hair for over a year now to donate it to a cause which is very close to her heart - cancer.
She lost her father because of cancer nearly 30 years ago when there was no cure for this ailment.
She will be donating her hair to Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs free of charge to girls and boys who have lost their own hair due to cancer.
Please visit the website and donate generously for a noble cause.


Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj visit to UK
Message from Narotam Kanji Vishaman, BAPS volunteer

Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj last came to UK in 2007. His successor Param Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj is coming to UK this coming Thursday
For more details about His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj’s UK vicharan, please visit

Details and the video by BAPS are posted on the website.

Newsletter No 345

Rajkot Parajiya Samachar May 2017

This month’s special features:

  • Medical Support offered by Rajkot Mahamandal for the needy
  • Details of requirements for students needing accomodation at the Samaj Boarding
  • Bhavinbhai Sagar, Bhavad appointed as the Special Divisional Magistrate by the Guj Govt.
  • Miss Neha Jashminbhai Katira, Junagadh awarded the Best Trainee Cabin Creq member by Go Airlines
  • 3rd Samuh Lagna to be held at Amreli on 2nd July 2017
  • Medical Insurance camp held at Rajkot on 23 April 2017


Jamnagar Parajiya Prakash April 2017

This month’s special features:

  • Bhavinbhai Sagar, Bhavad appointed as the Special Divisional Magistrate by the Guj Govt.
  • Federation Meeting held on 16 Mar 2017 report
  • 3rd Samuh Lagna to be held at Amreli on 2nd July 2017


These publications are uploaded on the website.


Newsletter No 344

Shree Samast Parajiya Pattni Soni Gnati Mahamandal, Rajkot

Medical Cover Camp for the Rajkot Parajiya Pattni residents.organised by The Chief Minister of the Gujarat Government
200 Families Participated

200 Families participated in the Medical Insurance Scheme Camp  was held on

Sunday, 23 April 2017 at Rajkot Mahamandal that would provide free medical cover for upto Rs2,00,000 to our community families.

Photos of the event are posted on the website.


Mumbai Parajiya Soni Sandesh Apr 2017 Issue

This month’s special features:

  • Parajiya Sonis cultural history exhibition collections by Arvindbhai Chhotalal Dhakan and Soni Barot Sagarbhai.
  • Mehul Dhakan awarded India Gen & Jewellery Award 2016
  • Cricket Tournament SPL 2017 organised by Soni youths


Newsletter 343

PPA London Memorial Bhajans 2017

The PPA National Executive Committee is pleased to inform the UK members that this year's Memorial Bhajans will be held in London on Sunday 7th May 2017 at 2pm to 5pm


Rajkot Parajiya Samachar April 2017 Issue

This month’s features:

Rajkot Samaj has linked with the Govt of Gujarat Scheme to organise a Medical Camp on

Sunday, 23 April 2017.

Rajkot Samaj to offer Medical treatment to the community members at subsidised rates.

Invitations to couples who wish to participate in Samuh Lagan at Amreli Samaj

Dhanak Parivar: Mataji Havan to be held at Khajuri Gundana on 30 April 2017

Jagda Parivar: Builiding Surapura mandir at Gondal

Savar Kundla: 8th Samuh Lagan held on 5 Feb 2017


Newsletter 342

Leicester Mahila Mandal – Mother’s Day Lunch A great Success!
Pattni Soni Mahila Mandal Leicester Mother's Day Lunch 2017 celebrated Mothers Day with a fabulous meal and quality time together on 1 April 2017 at Belgrave Neighbourhood Center Leicester. The programe started with Prathna & Bhajans, followed by lunch with mouthwatering dishes. To add sparkle to the celebration they all played Antakhshari and musical chair. Please visit website for full details and photos.

Jamnagar Parajiya Prakash - March 2017 issue

  • Federation meeting – Chairman Bharabhai Chauhan,Narendrabhai Dhakan, Purshottambhai Rupala
  • Samuh Lagna celebrations
  • Mitesh Pattni sailing challenge

Easter camp for children!
Message from Pravinaben Ghaghada, Chinmaya Mission UK.

Bal Vihar, Chinmaya Mission UK presents Hari Om Namah Shivaya - Easter camp for children!
Chinmaya Mission provides classes for children to allow them to learn about their culture and ancient values in a modern, fun way and apply these wonderful values to their daily lives. One way to do this is through Bal Vihar camps for children. These day camps include stories, activities, arts and crafts and the emphasis is on fun! These camps and activities are designed to allow children to learn values which will allow them to live up to their infinite potential.

The camp for ages 5-9 is on Friday 14th April. The camp for children aged 10-12 is on Saturday 15th April.

One Day Camp for Teenagers- FEAR - Face Everything And Rise Sunday 16 April 2017

One-day camp for teenagers (ages 13 - 17) on Sunday April 16th.
Camps will be at Chinmaya Kirti, in Hendon.

Please do sign up and don't miss this wonderful opportunity. More info and links to sign up for these events are posted on the website.

College of Vedic studies Leicester- Promoting the Bhagavad Gita Course

We are promoting the Bhagavad Gita course in Leicester as part of Krishna Temple in Leicester town. We are a charitable organisation spreading the knowledge of Hinduism via the teachings of Bhagavad Gita in the UK.

Our teachers are currently talking to all the Samaj in the Leicester and the UK about promoting the Bhagavad Gita to our communities. If you are interested then please contact College of Vedic studies Leicester to discuss further about teaching our Hindu Dharma.


Newsletter No 341

Rajkot Parajiya Samachar March 2017 Issue

This month’s special features:

  • Rajkot: Free medical treatment now being offered to our Parajiya Pattni Soni members funded by Rajkot Mahamandal.
  • Rajkot Mahamandal: Audited accounts for Jan 2017 published.
  • Sagar Parivar: Kuldevi Momai Mataji Havan to be held on 5 April 2017
  • Satikuvar Parivar: Kuldevi Jwalamukhi Mataji and Surapura yagna held on 19 Mar 2017 at Giriyadhar
  • Jagda and Dhanak Parivar: Land aquired in Gondal to build a grand mandir for Kuldevi Khodiar Maa - Momai Maa and Surapura Anand Apa (Jagda Parivar) - Lal Apa (Dhanak Parivar)


Mumbai Parajiya Soni Sandesh March 2017 Issue

This month’s special features:

  • Jagda and Dhanak Parivar: Land aquired in Gondal to build a grand mandir for Kuldevi Khodiar Maa - Momai Maa and Surapura Anand Apa (Jagda Parivar) - Lal Apa (Dhanak Parivar)
  • Mumbai: Hingraj Mataji Sewa Samiti organises Parajiya Soni Kuldevi and Surapura padhramni on 3 April 2017
  • Mumbai: International Women’s Day celebrated by Mahila Mandal organised by Babubhai Dhanak
  • Sagar Parivar: Kuldevi Momai Mataji Havan to be held on 5 April 2017



Newsletter No 340


The Federation working committee Meeting

will be held on

Friday, 17th March 2017
at Upleta, India



  • Approve the minutes of the previous meeting
  • Approve Audited Accounts for 2015 - 2016
  • Providing education support for needy community children
  • Discussion on other matters at the president's discretion


Thank You

Narendrabhai Dhakan, Hon Secretary




Momai Mataji yagna will be held after the Federation Meeting

Lok Dayro

To celebrate this auspicious event, Lok Dayro is organised on 16 March 2017.


For further details, please contact

Bipinbhai 94282 62903

Keyurbhai 94266 55343


Shree Wageshwari Sewa Samiti Charitable Trust, Mumbai
Food distribution on Sunday 12 March 2017

The Samiti started the food distribution from April 2014 to distribute enough food bi-monthly, to last for two months to needy Pattni families.

The next distribution will take place on

Sunday, 12 March 2017 from 9.00am to 12.00pm

at Morivali (W) Soniwadi.

Community members are requested to come and attend the distribution and give full support for such a noble cause.

Details in Gujarati are posted on the website.

Leicester PPA Pool Tournament 2017- A great success.

Leicester PPA proudly hosted pool tournament on the 12 February 2017. On the day there was a great turnout by the Pariyiya Pattni Community and their friends, some of whom were eager to showcase their skills on the table and others who came just to enjoy the day. 

Needless to say, as in previous years, FUN was had by all.

Mumbai Parajiya Soni Sandesh February 2017 Issue

  • Jagda and Dhanak Parivar: Surapura Deri Patostva (Consecration (Prana Pratishtha) of mandir) held on 20 Jan 2017
  • Mumbai: Parajiya Soni Youths SPL Cricket tournament to be held on 5, 11 and 12 March
  • Mumbai: Bhumi Pujan (inauguration ceremony) of the site for the construction of a new Soni hospital
  • Savar Kundla - Surat: Eight Samuh Lagan held where 8 couples tied nupital knots


Newsletter No 339

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj -

Bhajan Bhakti Sandhya and Hanuman Chalisa

Report by Ajay Bhagwanji Pattni. (Hon. Sec.)

Shree Parajiya Pattni Samaj of Mombasa organised the recital of Hanuman Chalisa Bhajan Bhakti Sandhya on Saturday 25th February 2017 at The Pattni Samaj Building.

The recital by the bhajan mandli began at 7.00pm followed by the Thar offering, Aarti prepared by our Mahila Mandal. The event was a huge success.


Jamnagar Parajiya Prakash Feb 2017 Issue

This month’s special features:

Mumbai: New 8 Storey Soni Hospital Bhumi Poojan (ground breaking ceremony) held on 4 Feb 2017

Ghaghada Parivar: Kuldevi Mata Havan to be held on 16 & 17 March 2017

Nairobi: Pattni Brotherhood elects a new committee

Federation:  Committee Meeting to be held on 16 March 2017


Newsletter No 338

Thank you from assistant webmaster

Today is the 12th Pattni connection website anniversary.

I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all for your outpouring support over the last few months, since I have taken over as an assistant webmaster of the Pattni Connection website.

On this occasion I would also like to thank Pranbhai for giving me an excellent opportunity and the support to run a Pattni Connection website.

With your continued support, I am confident that I will serve our community well as the Assistant Webmaster of the Pattni connection.


Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj, Mombasa Newsletter

Bhajan Bhakti Sandhya & Shree Hanuman Chalisa Recitals
The Chairman and the committee cordially invite all members to Bhajan Bhakti Sandhya & Shree Hanuman Chalisa Recitals to be held on Saturday, 25th Feb 2017 at 7.00pm. Full details and the Samaj circular are uploaded on the website.


Mombasa Engagement Announcement

Shyam got engaged to Ayushi in Mombasa

It is with great joy & pride that the Sakaria family announces the engagement of Shyam, son of Sheelaben & Rajeshbhai Sakaria to Ayushi, daughter of Bhaveshreeben & Rakeshbai Hansraj Solanki today.

Congratulations & best wishes to the newly engaged couple.

- Mombasa Samaj committee


Atithi Devo Bhava - PBH Trustee Welcomed in London

PBH Nairobi Trustee, Chandulal Gordhandas Jadavjibhai Challa was warmly welcomed by Pattni Connection webmaster, Pranbhai Dhanak during his short visit to London.

They held extensive discussion on various matters on how we can move forward to bring greater unity in our community. They also held telephone discussion to Nairobi with Harshadbhai Rana who is also the PBH trustee. Chandubhai congratulated the Pattni Connection media team on their great achivement of celebrating its 12th Website Anniversary.

Federation Committee Meeting

The Federation working committee Meeting will be held on

Thursday, 2nd March 2017. Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm. at Upleta, India

Agenda and full details in Gujarati of the meeting are posted on the website.

- Narendrabhai Dhakan, Hon Secretary


Pattni Soni Mahila Mandal Leicester Mother’s Day Lunch invite

Pattni Soni Mahila Mandal Leicester have announced that this year Mother’s Day lunch will be held on Saturday   
1st  April 2017 at Belgrave Neighbourhood Center, Leicester.


Pattni Soni Mahila Mandal Leicester Satsang Dates 2017

Pattni Soni Mahila Mandal Leicester have announced Satsang dates for 2017. All mahilas are cordially invited to attend Satsang.


Rajkot Parajiya Samachar  Feb 2017 Issue

This month’s features:

Rajkot Samaj to provide subsidies for community members needing Medical treatment

Audited accounts: Published for 1 Nov 2016 to 31 Dec 2016

Jagda and Dhanak Parivar: Annual celebrations held at Surapura Mandir

Ghaghada Parivar:  Kurdevi Madh renovation work undertaken at Upleta

Rajkot Samaj: Boarding Students India flag hosting ceremony on the Republic Day


Newsletter No 337

Mitesh Pattni takes on “Clipper Round the World Race” challenge

Racing to raise £250,000 for charity.
For the first time in the Parajiya Pattni Soni history, one of our community is going to participate in the Round the World Race.

Mitesh (Mick) Pattni, son of Chandubhai Mohanlal Pattni and Hansaben Chandubhai Pattni of Birmingham will be taking on life changing challenge called “Clipper Round the World Race”. Mitesh is a one of very few British Indian men to sail around the world with clipper round the world race.

It is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. The challenge in itself is not easy, but it is facing battle against the forces of Mother Nature, such as hurricane force winds, icebergs, wind holes, squalls and humidity and most challenging conditions on the planet.

Racing for a Noble Cause – Target to raise £250,000
Mitesh is taking on this challenge to raise funds for a charity called Make-a-wish UK. This charity grant wishes to children who are battling with life threatening disability/illnesses. Mitesh says “this charity takes the child away from their day to day struggles and give them a day that they are actually dreaming of”.

Mitesh is requesting sponsorship and donation to raise the funds for this challenge, which is relative to the size of the task that he is taking on.

Appeal to donate generously
Mitesh’s target is to raise £250,000 for this charity, of which will change the lives of these children and their families. Please support Mitesh for his noble cause. Details are posted on the website.

Leicester PPA Pool Tournament February 2017
The President and the Executive Committee of the Parajiya Pattni Association Leicester region cordially invite you to the forthcoming annual Pool tournament on Sunday 12th February 2017 at 11.00am.

Tickets: Only £10 (Including Trophy Prizes and Refreshments)

For further information please contact
Amit Pattni on 07843244272 or Jiten on 07878126722

Details are posted on the website.

Please visit for full details

Newsletter No 336

Rajkot Parajiya Samachar Dec 2016
This month's special features:

  • Sunilbhai Dhanak's editorial: Jewellery market and craftmen fall on hard time due to the demonetisation of Rs 500 and  Rs 1,000 banknotes by the Indian Government on 8 November 2016.
  • Rajkot Samaj Accounts transparency: Income and Expenditure for Oct 2016
  • Rajkot Snehmilan : Report and photos of the Snehmilan held on 6 Nov 2016
  • Pattni Connection : Vijaybhai Vrajlal Jagda appointed as the Ass. Webmaster by Pranbhai Dhanak. Rajkot Mahamandal lends full support for the website
  • Savar Kundla Samaj: 8th Samuh Lagna to be held on 5 Feb 2017
  • Ghaghada Parivar: Kuldevi Yagna to be held on 4 Feb 2017
  • Federation: President Haribhai Dhakan donates Rs2.50 million (British pounds 250,000) towards the Education Fund
  • Shrikant Soni: Famous Gujarati film actor passes away on 28 Oct 2016

Camp for the Disabled and Needy in Jamnagar in January 2017
Message from President Kantibhai Ghaghada, Jamnagar Samaj

Naginbhai Jagada along with his friends will be holding a Camp in Jamnagar on 1st January 2017.

The camp is inviting all our Parajiya Pattni Sonis - Brothers, Sisters in need of artificial hand, legs , tricycles etc can apply to Kantibhai Ghaghada, President,  Jamnagar Samaj.

Measurements and to determine his/her needs for mobility devices will be held on 17th December. The distribution will take place on 1st January 2017.




Newsletter No 335

Thank you from the assistant webmaster

My heartfelt thanks to everyone for your thoughtful condolences, sympathy and prayers for me and my family on passing of my beloved mother Vijyaben Pattni. I was really touched by the outpouring support I received from everyone. Your warm condolences and prayers for me and my family helped us to have a peace and to cope at this sad time. I really appreciate your support and condolence messages more than I can say. Once again, thank you everyone. 


Guests from UAE Welcomed in UK

Guests from UAE - Sureshchandra Chunilal Jeram Challa, Chandulal Gopaldas Katira and Manojbhai Amritlal Dhanak  were in UK to attend the wedding of Jignesh, s/o Minaxiben (Mini) and Prafulbhai Maganlal Pattni, Luton.

 They were warmly welcomed by UK members. The photo of the meeting is posted on the website.


Federation Vice President & Editor of Avadh Times, Bharatbhai Chauhan welcomed by PPA National President Amit Pattni

Bharatbhai Chauhan, Vice President of the Soni Federation and the owner/editor of Avadh Times, Amreli was in UK last week.

During his brief 4 day trip to UK, Bharatbhai met our PPA National & Leicester President, Amit Ramniklal Pattni (Vaya) and other community members - Maheshbhai Pattni, Pradeepbhai Pattni, Mukundbhai Dhanak and others. They exchanged ideas regarding further cooperation between the UK Samaj and the Federation.


Telephone Discussion with Pranbhai, Webmaster of Pattni Connection

Bharatbhai also held telephone discussion with Pranbhai Dhanak, Webmaster/Editor of Pattni Connection and the Federation committee member.  Unfortunately due to Bharatbhai�s prior engagements he was unable to visit London.


Mombasa Samaj Engagement Announcement:

Neel Kishore Vaya got engaged to Mamta Gohil

It is with great pleasure & blessings of Mataji we announce the engagement of NEEL KISHOR VAYA son to Kishorbhai Naranji Vaya (vice president, Mombasa Samaj) and Minaben Kishor Vaya to MAMTA GOHIL daughter to Kamalbhai Manilal Gohill & Dakshaben Kamal Gohil.



Dhanak Murders : Justice for the Dhanak Family
Iftekhar Murtaza given death sentence. Vitaliy Krasnoperov gets life/


SANTA ANA (USA) � A man convicted of helping his best friend conspire to murder Dhanak family was

sentenced Monday, 28 Nov 2016 to 25 years to life in prison.

The sentencing brings to an end the years-long legal saga following the high-profile killings in 2007 of

Jayprakash and Karishma Dhanak, which Orange County District Attorneys Office officials have described as among the most brutal murders in the county�s history.

Vitaliy Krasnoperov agreed to give up his right to appeal the conspiracy conviction in return for the prosecutor

dropping two murder charges and an attempted murder charge. On May 21, 2007, Jayprakash Dhanak, his daughter, Karishma, and his wife, Leela, were attacked at their

Anaheim Hills home as they returned home. Jayprakash and Karishma Dhanak were abducted, their house was

set on fire and Leela Dhanak was left to die with a slashed neck.

Iftekhar Murtaza, Krasnoperov�s friend and the man convicted of carrying out the killings, is on death row after

being found guilty of murder and attempted murder. Charles Anthony Murphy Jr., who aided Murtaza with the

assault and murders, was also convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Details of the trial and photos are posted on the website





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