Vanukumar Ambalal Patel

vanukumar patel

August 5, 1924 ~ August 24, 2020

Born in: Bidaj, India
Resided in: Sandy Springs, Georgia

Vanukumar Ambalal Patel, 96, of Bidaj, India passed away peacefully on August 24, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

Due to Covid-19, no visitation will be received by the family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on August 25th, 2020 at Wages and Sons Funeral Home.

Vanukumar was born in Bidaj to Ambalal Babarbhai and Hariben Patel on August 5th, 1924. He went to grade school in Dharmaj, India and continued his education in Ahmedabad, India by completing his degree in Bachelor of Commerce in 1946. Vanukumar went on to work for the British Government for 18 years in the department of treasury until 1963 when Tanzania gained their independence. He married Kusum Patel on May 3rd, 1947 in Bhadran, India and had four children, Devyani Patel, Pankaj Patel, Rohini Patel and Bansari Desai.

Vanukumar is survived by sister Shantaben Patel and brother, Ghanshyambhai Patel. In addition, he is survived by his four children along with their 4 spouses, his 10 grandchildren and 11 ½ great-grandchildren.

Vanukumar truly will be missed for his full set of hair, genuine smile, sense of humor, and loving personality.


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    • CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences to the family . He was a very cheerful person .may he Rest In Peace .

  1. May his life leave great memories and lessons for everyone he touched. That his light still shines in the faces of his children and grandchildren. Our condolences to the family and may he Rest In Peace.

  2. Dada, I will miss my peroidic visits and enjoy a glass of beer/scoth with you. And the chats of your visits my elder brother, your close friend. Now you will be able to visit with him. Will miss you dearly.

  3. Dear Deviben, Pankajbhai, Minuben and Tinuben. We are very sorry to hear the sad loss of Vanufua. We all remember his jovial nature. Our condolences to all of you and the whole family.
    Om Shanti.
    Prakashbhai, Vimal, Darshna and family.

  4. Fuaji,
    Will miss your smily face and sense of humor. It was always fun to be around you. You are gone from our sight but will be always in our hearts. Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Om Shanti ????

  5. CandleImageFuaji,
    The joy that you brought to the world will never be forgotten. We will always feel your love

  6. CandleImageBansi you have so many precious memories with your family spending time with Papa Ji. May He Rest in Eternal Peace. Om Shanti. ????????????
    Jayu and Lalita Raniga.

  7. CandleImageDada,

    We will all miss you and the wonderful stories and expierences you shared with all of us.

    May your soul Rest In Peace!

  8. CandleImageHemant Bhai & Bansariben
    Please accept our condolences and our thoughts and prayers to give you strength at this time

  9. CandleImageDada, I’ll miss our before dinner chats and popping into your room to say hello. I will remember your life with fondness and great respect. You are a wonderful man, father, grandfather and person. You brought a lot of happiness to the people in your life. I’m really going to miss you.
    Love, Amandalynn

  10. CandleImageBansi, Hemantbhai and family ,
    Our deepest condolences . Vanukaka will be missed but his memory will always be with us. Our love and prayers are with you and the entire family

  11. CandleImageFuvaji,

    Rest in Peace! Your humor and wittiness will be missed greatly. You will always be with us in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless!! JSK! ????????

  12. Will be in our thoughts forever.My dads best friend in Tanzania and London.
    kisi raah mein kisi mod par
    kahin chal na dena tu chhod kar
    mere humsafar,mere humsafar

    Rajni and Paru

  13. CandleImageFuaji,
    We will greatly miss you. Your always smiley face will cheer us for rest of life and keep remembering the time we had together. We wish you will attain eternal peace.

    Devyaniben, Pankajbhai, Minuben and Tinuben, our heartfelt condolences to you and the whole family. May God gives strength to withstand great loss and guide you to peace in life.

    Ohm Shanti ????????

    Atul and Ami

  14. CandleImageOur Loved ones – families of
    Pujya Shantaben, Deviben, Pankajbhai, Minuben,
    Tara & Arvind Hawaii
    With all sweet memories He will be with us for ever.
    Let us celebrate the exemplary life and
    pray God Grants us wisdom to walk into THEIR (V. & K.) footsteps.
    We Pray: late soul rests with eternity.

  15. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences, prayers for all the family. May Dadaji Rest In Peace ????
    Jai Shree Krishna ????.

  16. Our deepest condolences to Pankajbhai and fly. I’m a very man. I had the opportunity to talk to Dada just last month via WhatsApp. Who knew then.
    May his soul rest in peace. God bless

  17. Sending our love and strength your way. Our deepest condolences to you all and wishing you peace & comfort during these times. May Gods bless his soul and provide you with the strength needed during this time.

    Lots of love,
    Rajesh, Usha, & Suyash

  18. CandleImageforever-remembered-forever missed. You gave me identity my name “ Chhaya” How can I forget?

    Thank you,


  19. Our love and condolences to you all. Sending you lots of love & comfort, Bansri aunty. Hope the sweet memories with him bring you happiness in these times.

    With Love,
    Rithika & Sahil

  20. Sorry for your loss Bansri Mami. May the Soul that was Dada move to higher dimensions and peace. Wr are praying for you, the family and the soul. Namah Shivaya.

  21. Our deepest condolences to Minuben, Deviben, Bansariben and Pankajbhai and rest of the family.
    It was my privilege to meet Vanufuva on zoom last Sunday.
    May his soul Rest In Peace ????

    Padmini and Kamlesh
    Rashmikant and Premila

  22. CandleImageVanubhai’s good nature will always be remembered by us May his soul rest in peace.
    Our deepest condolences to entire family. Love

    Pushpa and Chhotalal

  23. Dear Bansribhabhi, Hemantbhai and family. Please accept our sincere condolences at such sad time. May his soul rest in peace. Offer my condolences to Bansri’s sisters, brother and family.
    Jitu & Jayshree

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