Prithipal Singh Madan

prithipal madan

December 15, 1928 ~ May 31, 2020

Born in: India
Resided in: Marietta, GA

Ek Onkar –
By His Order he comes and by His Order he goes.
Nanak, when it pleases Him,
He blends the mortal soul with himself, then.

Loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, left this world peacefully on May 31st, 2020 to join his treasured daughters Raveena and Seema, leaving his loving wife Manmohan Kaur of almost 60 years, and daughter Amrita, as well as his seven grandchildren. “A brave pilot who has been cool under fire has finally taken off for his life’s final destination.”
He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends.


Sikh Service: June 1, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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Memories Timeline


  1. Prithi Bhaji ( as affectionately called by us, his siblings) was an ace fighter pilot of IAF. An affable personality & wonderful human. Ever jovial, displaying canny sense of humour, so rare. Has had an illustrious innings in life. He will be greatly missed by his family, peers, & service colleagues. May Almighty bless his soul heavenly peace!

  2. He’s been Prithi Uncle to us and known for his high intelligence, quick wit, dash, stoicism in the face of adversities, and strong devotion to family. He was a fine IAF pilot known for his cool For example, as a youngster I learned how he once safely belly landed his plane without wheels when they didn’t descend and the undercarriage failed to deploy. In the late 1960s when he was visting us in far off Darjeeling I remember his nonchalantly starting a treatment of 14 painful injections to the stomach after possible exposure to rabies. The doctor speculated momentarily that 7 injections may be sufficient, and Prithi Uncle dead panned that he was fine with this considering he had only one stomach. There was momentary silence before the doctor and all his attending staff erupted in laughter. Decades later in the US I saw how he (and Mona Aunty) spared no efforts to ensure and further the well being of their daughters and grandchildren. He will always be cherished and remembered in our hearts.

  3. We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Prithi & Mona were our neighbors for 16 years, and they were always so kind and friendly. My sons, Chris & Aaron, enjoyed listening to his stories as a fighter pilot. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.


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