Nagamani Kulkarni

Nagamani Kulkarni

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Death 7 Feb 2012 (aged 96)
Perry, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: unknown at this time
Memorial ID 87440649 · View Source
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PERRY,UT - Nagamani Kulkarni, an accomplished scientist, chemistry professor, champion bridge and tennis player, artist, quilter, painter, cook, embroidery expert, and great-grandmother left a large circle of family and friends here and in India when she passed away at her son's home in Perry on February 7, 2012.

Born on January 11,1916 in Bangalore, India. At an early age, Nagamani lost her father, a doctor in the British Army, to the effects of mustard gas during World War I in Mesopotamia (now Iraq). With her mother's encouragement to get educated, she was one of the first Indian women to receive a PhD in physical chemistry in 1939 when India was still under British rule. She went on to become Professor and Chairperson of the Chemistry Department at a college of Osmania University in Hyderabad.

Following her husband's death in March 1992, she came to Brigham City to live with her son, Suresh. She enjoyed playing bridge and meeting her Bunka embroidery friends at the Senior Center. Her hand-embroidered sarees and Bunka pictures were displayed at the Senior Center and Perry City Office.

The family is grateful to Dr. Markeson and his Hospice team, AFI Advanced Care, for providing outstanding and compassionate end-of-life-care.

Nagamani is survived by her sons Suresh (Diane) of Perry and Vijay of Brigham City, and her daughter Roshni (Thiru) of Lansing, MI; her grandchildren Sharmila (Josh), Anjali, and Raj; and great-grandchildren Madeline and Ian.

At Nagamani's request there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to AFI Advanced Care Hospice, 1916 North 700 West, Suite 115 Layton, Utah 84041.

A believer of all religions, Nagamani's departing words were a Sanskrit verse from the Vedas "Sarve Janah Sukhino Bhavantu," which means: "May all the people in the world get happiness and peace."

Funeral Directors, Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah

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