Kishin(Ken) Gobindram Chanani

kishin(ken) chanani

September 14, 1941 ~ May 2, 2024

Resided in: Avondale Estates, Georgia

Mr. Kishin (Ken) Gobindram Chanani, 82, left this earth for his heavenly home on May 2nd, 2024.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Kishin is survived by his wife, Renu Chanani; daughter, Soni Lee; son-in-law Christopher Lee; son, Amar Chanani; brother Kamal Chanani; and grandchildren, Simran Ear (husband Joseph Ear), Sarek Lee (fiancè Ciara Williams), and Sloane Chanani.
Born on September 14th, 1941, Kishin grew up in India, spent his young adult life working in Africa, and moved to the US in 1977. He went on to start a successful career as the owner of multiple retail stores in the southern US such as Shalimar, Oh! Calcutta and New York Emporium. He enjoyed going to trade shows in New York, Gatlinburg, Las Vegas and Atlanta.

Kishin always had a kind word and a smile for everyone he encountered. He was beloved by his family, friends, and customers alike. Always willing to give a helping hand, Kishin valued his family and friends more than anything in life. And he was very good at getting a smile from loved ones. As his youngest granddaughter has said, “He was a silly goofy man who always said whatever random things came to mind, and he was great for it.”

He made every moment count; whether it was walking around his neighborhood, reading a newspaper or visiting the local mall, he would always make every experience fun. His family wishes to honor him in the same way he lived his life: with love, good humor, and shared memories and stories.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10th 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Wages and Son Funeral Home in Stone Mountain.
Satsang in memory of Kishin will be held at Sadhu Vaswani Center in Norcross, GA on Sunday, May 12th at 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to either St. Jude’s Hospital or American Cancer Society

Kishin Chanani Celebratio of Life Live Stream from Essence of Life Video on Vimeo.


Funeral Service: May 10, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. CandleImageTo one of the best uncle’s Ive had, a happy and kind soul, your love and presence will always live on, may you R.I.P❤️

  2. Our heartfelt condolences on the sudden demise of beloved brother Kishin. May he find peace n solace at the lotus feet of lord Krishna. May God grant strength to Renu, Amar n Soni to bear this great loss. God bless

  3. CandleImageFrom,
    Mohan Chainani & family
    We are in prayer with you that God will rest our dear brother Kishin’s soul in eternal peace ❤️🙏
    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family for this huge loss ❤️🙏🙏

  4. CandleImageDear Ken Mama, I remember those times when I first came to USA, we would go around with Mark mama, enjoy the long drives together, I even remember the time you took Amar and I to miniature golf with your neighbors kids and I got all of us in trouble, nevertheless you were still cool about it.

    I will always remember those times.

    Keep on smiling on all of us from above.

    Rest in peace mama, Radha Soami and Jai Sai Ram

  5. Heartfelt condolences to dear Renu Soni Amar and families for the sudden and tragic passing away of dear brother Kishin. Sending love and light to the dearly departed Soul. Om Shanti 🕉. Rupa Gope Pune

  6. CandleImageIt’s hard to put into words how sorry I am for your loss brother. May your soul rest in comfort and peace.
    He was a wonderful man, and there will never be another man like him.
    A brother is someone who shares memories lifelong …
    May God give strength in this time of pain to my bhabhi, Soni, Amar and all near dear ones in the family. 🙏

    Kamal, pinky, Moeez, Rida, Aayan and Sahil Chainani.

  7. CandleImageWe will miss you dearly, uncle ❤️ You were such a kind and generous soul and the world is a little dimmer without you, may your soul rest in peace ❤️❤️

  8. CandleImageSending healing prayers and comforting hugs…
    So sorry for your loss .
    May god bless his soul…RIP 🙏

  9. CandleImageKen has always been a wonderful person with a smile on his face, happy to tell a story or explain something, and ready to help however he could. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. The Bharwani Family.

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