In Memoriam

WithDad profound grief and sorrow it is informed that Sh. Omkar Nath Dhar (Retired Professor) s/o. Late Anand Joo Dhar of Khan Kai Soktha, Safa Kadal, Srinagar left for his heavenly abode on 10 June 2013 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Professor Dhar was a man who touched the lives of many people across the world with his generous warm passionate heart for all people who came across his path.  He gave openly of himself to all those who needed him.  He was the youngest of six children and early on he developed an independent spirit that loved to explore the world yet retained a deep seated love for his home and extended family in Kashmir.  He travelled across Europe and finally this spirit led him to leave his native Kashmir and move to Nigeria in 1961 with his young family.  Soon Nigeria was engulfed in a civil war which forced him to escape with his family with nothing but a pair of suitcases.  His determination overcame this loss when he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1967 to begin all over again.  He raised three children, got them married and was proud to have seven wonderful grandchildren that he doted over all the time.  He was also blessed with a great-grandson who is only one year old today.   Recently he and his wife moved to Windsor, Ontario.

Prof. O.N. Dhar was man who had a passion for working, teaching and mentoring children.  He first taught at SP College in Srinagar, Kashmir and at the same time built a very busy and successful private teaching practice.  His students from SP College days always fondly remember his passion and ability to bridge the barrier between teacher and pupil.  He left Kashmir and migrated to Nigeria to teach at St. Patrick’s College for five years, until he had to flee the civil war raging in Nigeria in 1967.  With only a $1000, he landed in Canada with his family to teach in the Halifax County School System for the next 21 years, retiring in 1988.

Retirement for him was filled fulfilling his passion of golf, travel and his grandchildren.  Every summer he hosted all his grandchildren in Halifax and made sure they returned to their parents richer with love for each other and of being part of a larger family.  This is reflected in the strong bond the grandchildren share today with each other as young adults. He split his time between doting on his grandchildren and travelling to India.

Even though he spent the past 52 years outside Kashmir, his heart was that of a true Kashmiri.  He longed to return back to his Kashmir homeland.  As the youngest child in his family, he was the beloved “Bhaisahib” to all his nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren.  For the past 25 years he assumed the role of patriarch of the Dhar family, started by his father.  His role as patriarch meant travelling across the country visiting and keeping contact with all his multi-generational extended family.  There are innumerable instances to mention about his love, value for relationships and above all maintaining them, at any cost. Today, this extended family mourns the loss of the man who united the family across all generations with his love and affection to all of his and his sibling’s families.  He was Grandpa, Bhaisahib, Mamaji, Dad, Womatoth and most of all he was a loving husband to his wife of 60 years.

Online condolences can be shared on a special memorial page at http://www.dhar.org in honor of Omkar Dhar, where visitors can share their thoughts on how he touched their lives. The family can be contacted at omkar_memorial@dhar.org

Viewing will be on Thursday 13 June 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Victoria Green Lawn Memorial Gardens & Reception Centre, Windsor, Canada. Following that the family will be performing the traditional Hindu puja and a private cremation.

Professor Dhar leaves behind his loving family:

Raj Dulari (wife of 60 years)
Neelma and Virender Bhan (Daughter and son-in-law)
Sunil Dhar and Renuka (Son and wife)
Anil Dhar and Heemal (Son and wife)
Vineet Bhan and Nishi (GrandSon and wife)
Nikhil, Amrit, Aneesh, Ankur, Anmol and Himani (Grand-Children)
Viraj Chandra Bhan (Great Grandson)

83 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. I will miss you greatly Dad. Be at peace and watch over us all, as you have done all our lives and as I know you will continue to do. Love you always.

  2. I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Grandpa. I will always remember his laugh and the warmth he expressed every time I saw him. I didn’t know him very well, but the lasting impression of him I will always cherish was his happiness. May he rest in peace.

    • Dear Neelema & Verander
      We are so sorry to hear about the lose of your loved one. We understand the pain you are going through. Mr. Dhar was very caring and loving man, He always treated us like children like our father figure.We will always miss him. May God bless his soul & give you all the strength to bear his loss. Please convey our condolences to your respected mother.
      Neenah,Rishi

  3. Dear Anilji & Hemalji
    I am so sorry to hear about the lose of your loved one.I can understand the pain you all going through.May GOD `bless his soul & give you all the strength to bear this lose.I had the good luck of meeting him in one of the picnics in MI in Rochester Park.Please convey my condolences to your mom.

  4. I remember interacting with uncle at various social occasions that he made a point to come to the bay area. Always smiling and immaculately dressed. Also remember spending some great time with him at the Orzuv winter camp where his card skills were revealed. He made a clean sweep of everyone’s money and we teased him about it.

    I am sure his soul is at peace knowing he was loved and cherished by so many and will continue to live in their memories.

  5. I am so very sorry to hear about your beloved father. I will always remember his smile and that love he had for his family. May he rest in peace. Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time.

  6. Shocked to hear about the loss of Dhar Uncle. What an amazing man and even more amazing life! My earliest memories are from Pahalgam three decades ago right after my sister’s wedding. I remember him trying to console a 12 year old whose sister had just moved thousands of miles away. I remember him wanting to don a Hell’s Angels jacket and jumping on the pillion of my bike! There never was a dull moment with around and I always looked forward to seeing him. Will miss him. May God grant peace to his soul and strength to the extended Dhar family to bear this loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dhar sahib was a very gentle person, very kind and very calm. I used to enjoy sitting and having long conversations with him. Always enlightening and enjoyable. He was comfortable in a very formal living room situation wearing a tux and equally comfortable in the wilderness in a camping ground around camp fire. Always cheerful and caring. May his soul rest in peace. We will all miss him.

  8. We pray to God for eternal happiness of his soul. He was a gentlemen and a kind human being. His gentle and serene smile will be missed. We pray to God to give aunty and rest of the family strength to bear his loss. He is in a better place and will be an inspiration to all his children and grandchildren.

  9. I am deeply saddened to hear about uncle’s passing away. Our sincere condolences to the family.

    We will miss him, but always remember his smile, his personality and his strength.

  10. Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity you will be missed and remembered always.
    Regards to our Dhar family.
    Sunny, Geeta, Manasvi & Dhanish.

  11. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. It is with a heavy heart that we try to verbalize our thoughts and emotions.
    It is simply amazing that we lost four professors in ten days. Three of them are Kashmiris, all used to be very handsome and very friendly and cheerful. Professors
    Omkar Nath Dhar, Gokal Nath Dhar, and Brij Krishen Bhan were wonderful teachers – very popular with all whose lives they touched. They created careers. Their spiritual qualities of love, caring, and compassion are the only wealth one takes across the portal of death. That guarantees a great beginning in the Hereafter – that is our prayer and that is the truth.

    We will miss them, but their memories will always bring smiles.

    For the immediate family in this time of grief, we send our love, lots of love.
    May God give you courage to bear this loss !

    Hariom

  13. We will miss you so much. I can still feel vibes from your above pic and recall your presence here with us. May your soul is at peace and you will be watching all of us and giving us shower of your blessings always. Truly and heartly will missss you.

  14. Dear Bhaisahab ( Om Ji ) ,
    A few days spent with you in Pahalgam, I will never forget.
    A few days spent with you in Holland, I will never forget.
    A few moments spent with you at weddings and other celebrations, I will never forget.
    That spark in you eyes when we met, I will never forget.
    That smile and an enthusiastic welcome, I will never forget.
    I will always remember Bhaisahab as a thorough gentleman.
    Aruna and myself would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to Dhar family and especially to Dulari Ji.

  15. Dear Dulari Aunty and everyone from the family,
    I know that this is the most difficult time in your life, but feel assured that you have your loved ones, right next to you. Please do accept my heartfelt condolences and I pray to God that his soul should rest in peace.
    I remember Uncle as the most affectionate person, who always showered, everyone around him, with love, including me. I had the good fortune of spending some time with him in the early years of my childhood when both uncle and aunty would visit India to celebrate Diwali with us every year and stayed with us. That would be the best time of the year for us because we would get the chance to get spoiled by the love from another set of grandparents and needless to mention all the gifts he would get us from Canada.
    I still can’t forget that my first Bicycle was gifted to me by him while my dad was still reluctant that I would break my bones while riding.
    And the best gift ever from both of them I should say was their presence in my wedding as my grandparents , where he sat beside me through all the ceremonies never getting tired or hungry.
    Adheer adds here: . I had the good fortune of spending some time with him, when both of you were in India for our wedding and later on, when we had come to meet you in Indrapuram. I requested him to allow me, to call him Dadaji, which he gleefully accepted. We will really miss him.
    Mansi treated him like her grandfather and I remember him all red faced with sun, while doing her Kanyadaan. He sat through the whole process, in spite of ill health and that just goes to show his love for his extended family and how he valued, all the relationships. Will always remember him for these things, that are like a teaching to all of us, who are living our lives away from family and all the relatives.
    Love and Regards
    Mansi and Adheer

  16. Besides being Grandpa, Bhaisahib, Womatoth for many, he was adorable canada-uncle for us kids here in jammu. His warm presence, doting nature and that ever-present serene smile will be thoroughly missed.

  17. Bhaisahab, as we fondly call him, was a large hearted, emotional and true human being. He loved everyone and his love, affection and his smile was so infectious that everyone wanted him around. We will all miss him and his imposing and handsome personality. He was like a God of Venus.
    May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

  18. Dear Aunty, Neelema, Sunil and Anil:
    It is a big loss for the Dhar and the extended family. I always remeber him to be a happy go lucky person, always smiling, laughing and proud of his accomplishments and more so of his children and grandchildren.
    May god give everyone the courage to bear this loss and may his sould rest in peace.

  19. Uncle shall always remain in our hearts and guide us all through. But we wi’ll surely miss his warm smile, the gleam in his eyes and the warmth of his presence. The grief of losing a loved one is very painful. We pray to God to give all of us strength to cope up with this loss and help us to get over the feeling of grief. May Uncle’s soul rest in peace..amen!

  20. We miss you dearly ‘Daddy’, but deep in our hearts we know that you are with us and will always be, watching over us from up above, with that beautiful warm radiant smile, showering your blessings on us. Rest in peace knowing that you have done a wonderful job, having enriched our lives with so much love, teaching us the true meaning of relationships and family. And don’t worry about Mom, we’ll try to take good care of her and we will find strength in your love to carry on with a smile.

  21. I was an inter-student of ASCollege from ’58 to ’61. For a month or two a few teachers from the college went on leave and one Prof Dhar Sb. from SPCollege was asked to partly look after our classes, on alternate days, which he did with sincere efforts and aplomb. I’m sanguine it might have been the deceased Prof. ONDhar Sb., who might have been our part-time teacher. To me, he appeared an unassuming, friendly teacher ever ready to bridge the gulf between the teacher and the taught . Another equally taller teacher was my ‘guru’ Prof BKBhan, who expired a week back in Mumbai. One by one, they’re leaving us and we’re left with their fond memories.

    I’m living here with my son, passing my days after retiring from NIT (J&K) in ’06. Our heartfelt condolences to Sunilji, Anilji, Virenderji and the other bereaved family members. May Lord Shiva bless the departed soul with ‘moksha’ and other grieving
    members—especially Mrs Dhar—with fortitude, to bear this untimely loss. I’m eager to know how the end came; was he ailing for long?

    Regards to the entire bereaved clan.
    Dr.Tej K.Munshi, NY.

  22. Dear Anil ji & Lilly Ji,
    We are sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with Dhar family during this difficult time. May God bless his soul to rest in peace.
    Regards,
    Brijesh & Ritu Madaan

  23. iI grew up in khankah sokhta next to his house. He was like part of our family.
    He was playing and closely associating with all of us when he was initialy student and later a teacher in Srinagar.
    Whenever he would visit kashmir he would try to see all his past associates, friends and relatives .
    Omkar was full of love and affection, keen to help the people in need.
    We pray for the peace of his soul in heavenly abode.
    May God give strength to Dhulari his loving wife and all the members of his family to face irepearable loss due to his departure from this world.

  24. Dear Sunil and Renuka,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We have known your warm and wonderful family over years in Fremont. A gentle soul with a constant divine smile is how I envision your Dad. He is free of the old and ailing health.

  25. My wife Lata and I, Chandarrao Kale(kelly) met Omkar and Mrs. Raj Dulari 10 years ago and were bonded immediately and had great get together every now and then and enjoyed every moment of it.
    We express our heartfelt condolences to the family members for the loss of such a evergreen person and pray for strength and peace.

  26. Our prayers are with you and rest of the family. May God give you strength during your difficult time.

  27. Please accept our condolences for your loss. our prayers are with you and may god give you strength to bear this loss

  28. Our heart-felt sympathies are with Mrs.Raj Dhar and family. Nobody can compansate for this untimely loss; please remember the good times spent with our friend Prof. Omkar Dhar. He had a wonderful life, and then came the time to leave to be with Bhagwanji. We wish you all enough courage to bear this loss, and wish the daprted soul “rest in peace”.

  29. It is real sad to know about the demise of respected Uncle.
    God only knows His ways of administering this universe.
    We are just the respondents without any appeal.
    The only way to deal with these rather disasters is to keep cool and do our best possible to heal the wounds and live with the scars which are bound to remain as memories.
    We will cherish his memories as an extremely caring, gentle and a cheerful person who believed in passing the SABHYATA and SANSKAR to the younger generations.
    We pray that God gives all the strength to the family members to bear this loss. Our heart felt condolences to the whole family, MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

    Hansey and Gopal

  30. May Mr. Dhar find eternal peace in his afterlife and may the almighty bless his loving wife, children and grandchildren the strength and courage to bear their immense loss. As long-time Nova Scotia residents we were aquaintances and we wish the family all the best.

    Mukund and Sumitra

  31. I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences to all the members of the bereaved family on the loss of Professor O N Dhar. May God give you sufficient strength to face this emotionally difficult phase in your lives.

  32. Dear Bhabhiji, Neelma, Virender, Sunil, Anil and Family,
    It’s hard to believe that a man with the most beautiful smile whom I called Dhar Bhai Sahib is not there any more. I know how you feel right now and I can understand your loss. We have very fond memories of him. Words fail to express my sorrow. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for this Great Loss.
    Raj Verma

  33. I am saddened to learn that Dhar Sahib has passed away. My deepest sympathies and condolences are with Mrs. Dhar and family. He will be missed.

    Om Kamra
    Halifax, N.S.

  34. He will be greatly missed by so many of his friends who knew him well. Our deepest sympathies and condolences for the family !

    Teji and Nimmi Kanwal

  35. Dear Dhar & Bhan family,
    I am so sorry to hear this news, a shock indeed. It has been unfortunate that I could not come & visit him in his last year of sickness. He and auntie have been so close to my heart, they were like my parents in Canada. His laugh was infectious. His smile was so reassuring. His love for his children & grand children was deep. In essence, he was one of a kind. My heart goes out to auntie, who was his back bone, a pillar of support especially in his last few years. I can’t imagine her state of mind & I feel so miserable that I can not be on her side. Not only for her sorrow but to share my sorrow too. And Neelma, my dear friend, my dear sister, I know what your dad meant to you. Over the years, I know how much you love him & how you took care of your parents.For a short time I got to know Anil & Sunil, I realised how loving & caring boys you were to your parents.To Virender, sister in laws & kids, please accept my heart felt condolences at this difficult time. I shall feel miserable till I can share my grief with you all. I shall definitely be there on 21st in the temple. However I shall be thinking about you all this time & pray for the departed soul.
    With lots of love to all. God give you strength.
    Rakesh, rajat, Jai & Kiran join me in sending their condolenses.
    Rajni

  36. Dear Neelma & Virender,
    We are deeply saddened to learn the sad news about your father. Our prayers & thoughts are with you. May his wonderful memories and love comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time.
    Ramesh & Rekha

  37. We are very sorry to hear of respected Dhar Sahib’s passing. We had the honour of meeting him in Toronto and will cherish our remembrace of him. Our heartfelt condolences to all family members.

  38. Accept our condolences for your loss. our prayers are with you and may god give you strength to bear this loss

    We wish you all enough courage to bear this loss, and wish the departed soul “Rest In Peace”.

    Manmohan, Ranu & Akaash Arora
    Canton, MI

  39. Our deepest sympathy and our Condolences to the family.May god give you strength and comfort at this difficult time.
    Rajh&Valsa Kanjeekal

  40. Dear Anil and Lilly,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved father, please accept our condolences to you and your family. May God grant his soul to rest in eternal peace. May God grant you the strength to bear this loss, and to find comfort in your memories.

    Manmohan & Ranu Arora

  41. those we love don’t go away…..they walk besides us everyday……unseen, unheard,but always near…..still loved,still missed and very dear….
    It is with heavy heart I hereby try to write few words of sympathy and heartfelt condolence for this big loss
    It is a big loss not to Dhars only but to extended families which includes us also. The grief of losing loved one is painful. I remember the most wonderful and beautiful time the weddings ,celebrations which I and my family have spent with uncle his smile love and affection will always be in my memory. his loss has created a vacume in our family. I pray almighty to grant peace to the departed soul. My son varun and his wife Vinita joins me at this sad moment to pay you heartfelt condolence.

  42. Am depressed and shocked at the demise of babuji. Condoleces to Banjee,Neelma, Bablu and Pichu. I pray to God , his soul rests in peace and gives strength to his family to bear the loss. You will be missed , babuji by us in India.

  43. It was really shocking to know that Bhob Ji has passed away.His cheerful face and smile will always remain in front of our eyes.Such a great personality who had great desire to see everyone getting progressed well in life.It is a loss of shelter which we will always miss in the times to come.May god give peace to his soul.Kindly accept our deepest condolence at this juncture of life.

  44. It was really shocking to know that Bhob Ji has passed away. His cheerful face and smile will always remain in front of our eyes. Such a great personality who had great desire to see everyone getting progressed well in life. It is a loss of shelter which we will always miss in the times to come. May God give peace to his soul. Kindly accept our deepest condolence at this juncture of life.

  45. It was really shocking to know that Bhob Ji has passed away. His cheerful face and smile will always remain in front of our eyes. Such a great personality who had great desire to see everyone getting progressed well in life. It is a loss of shelter which we will always miss in the times to come. May God give peace to his soul. Kindly accept our deepest condolence at this juncture to the entire family.

  46. To late Prof. Omkar Dhar’s family:

    We will miss Omkar very much. One after one old timers are gone away. We remember pleasant time we passed with him. We were fortunate to see him in Srinagar when we were boarding at a house boat. We remember visiting his home in Srinagar. We sure will miss him very much, are very sad at his going away. He had a very charming personality. There was always a hidden smile on his face, and age did not effect his physic and posture. God bless all those left behind.
    Bhargavas

  47. Dear Neelema, Sunil and Anil:
    Sita and I were sad to hear the passing of Omkar. We knew him for a long time and he will be missd by all. Sita and I hope that God gives your mom and you all the courage and strength to bear this loss. Our deepest symathies and condoloences to all and may his soul rest in peace.
    Manohar and Sita

  48. Isabelle and I were very saddened to hear of your father’s passing. I know that I may have met him once, but I am more familiar with the love that you and Renuka had for him. I also have seen your devotion to him. How proud he must be of you and your sons, his immortal legacy.

    Love,

    David & Isabelle

  49. We are so saddened by the sudden passing away of our dear friend Omkar Dhar. We have had the privilege and pleasure of being friends of the Dhar family for over thirty five years. We will always treasure this friendship. Those who came in contact with Omkar, knew immediately that he had some special gift of a warm personality, charm and a great sense of humour. Whether it was a formal occasion, a family get together, a card (my bridge partner) or golf game, a social gathering or just a casual drink, Omkar brought joy, laughter and topped it off with his ever lasting smile and giggle. In Omkar’s passing, we have lost a loving family man, a great teacher , a loyal friend and above all a true human being.
    Dulari and the family, we share in your loss. Omkar will be missed greatly. May the departed soul rest in peace !
    With deepest sympathy and love,
    Jayanti, Hari and the family.

  50. Dear Neelema, Sunil, and Anil:
    Sita and I were very sad to hear the loss of Omkar. We knew him for a long time and he will be dealry missed by all. We pray that God gives your mom and you all the strength to bear this loss. Our deepest sympathies and condoloences and may his soul rest in peace.
    Manohar and Sita

  51. My wife and I wish to extend our Condolences to the Dhar Family on this Loss, and especially to our Friend, Sunil Dhar.
    Sunil and I worked closely together in our Jobs with Bytemobile and we became friends.

    Sunil always spoke of his Father with the greatest respect. And, now that I’ve read about the life of Professor Dhar, I better understand why.

    I believe that Professor Dhar successfully role-modeled his special gifts of Integrity, Loyalty, Intelligence, Good Humor, and Love of Family to his beloved Son, my Friend, Sunil. Like his Father, Sunil is dedicated to helping Others to Better Themselves.

    With Respect, a Kashmiri Proverb honoring those who dedicate themselves to Teaching Others: _lim be-amal goya: ki _n’s_ndis athas maša:l.

    “Unused knowledge is like a torch in the hands of a blind
    man. The knowledge should be used for the betterment of
    others.”

  52. We both always remember him who gave us idea while talking about Nigeria when he visited my parents residence at Sita Ram Bazar, Delhi in mid 60s to look for opportunity in Africa , which I ultimately succeeded though about a decade thereafter and settled now in California via Africa too.
    We pray for the soul to rest in peace.

  53. Dear Dulari aunty, Sunil Bhaiya, Renuka bhabhi and entire dhar family,
    I will always remember n cherish the warmth his smile n laughter brought to the room. He and aunty welcomed me in the family with so much love n care. It’s a big loss for all
    Of us and I pray that he keeps showering us with the same warmth, love n care from wherever he is.
    He will always be in my prayers.
    With sincere respect n love
    The tikoos

  54. Dear Auntie,Neelma,Sunil,Anil sad to hear about Uncle’s passing.i hope the wonderful memories that you have will help you all through this difficult time.

  55. Dear Aunty, Neelma, Saabji, Sunil, Renuka, Anil, Lily and children:
    Our heartfelt condolences as we remember a man with a bright smile and dedication to family. May God give you the strength to bear this loss knowing that his warmth, love and spirit will always be with us
    With much love,
    Chris, Anuradha, Priya & Renuka

  56. Dear Aunty, Neelma, Saabji, Sunil, Renuka, Anil, Lily and Children:
    Our heartfelt condolences to you as we remember a man with a bright smile and love of family. May God give you the strength to cope with his passing knowing that he will always be with us in spirit and remember him as the dear father who always put family first.
    With much love and prayers
    Chris, Anuradha, Priya & Renuka

  57. We are sorry to hear of your loss and wish to extend our condolences. Our sincere heart felt sympathies to you and your family.

  58. The years 1958-60 and SP College Srinagar hold the most cherished memories of the days, past as a B.Sc student. I came in contact with Mr O.N. Dhar in Zoology Department where he was demonstrator and I came to know he was married into Thusu family (I come from Thusu Mohalla of Khatlishor Mandir, Zandhar Mohalla, Srinagar, where most Thusu families were located). I felt subconsciously closer to him as he was married to a Thusu girl, although Mrs (Thusu) Dhar did not belong to Thusu Mohalla.

    Professor Dhar had one word for me which I remember to this day. ‘ Bindra, why don’t you swallow some ‘sinder’ so that the volume of your voice is reduced to half’. I did not know, till that time that Sinder, which we KP put on our forehead as Tekha can be used for reducing the voice volume. But all he meant was that I should not speak so loudly. Even now at 72, I remember Prof. Dhar and remind myself to speak with low voice. I wander if his grand children received similar instructions if they spoke as loudly as I did.

    To us students, he was the most handsome teacher who was always approachable for mentoring. The word sinder stays in my mind till today.

    May Maha Ganesh rest his soul in Peace.

  59. On Behalf of Vedanta Ashram Society, please accept our heartfelt condolences.We are filled with sorrow for a losing a member who supported the Mandir activities always. We missed him when he moved to Windsor and now…. May Bhagwanji rest his soul in Peace!

    On Behalf of Vedanta Ashram Society
    VAS Board

  60. Neelema,Verander & family

    We are very sorry to hear about your loved one . Mr Dhar was very pleasant man and caring person, he always looked on us just like father figure which will remind us for ever. May God rest his soul in pease and give the family enough strength to bear the loss. Please accept our heartiest condolence for this loss .
    Sincerely, Neena& Rishi

  61. Dear Neelma and Virender,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family in this time of grief. May Uncleji’s memories give you and all family members strength, peace and comfort in these difficult times.
    May his soul rest in peace,

    Uma and Kautilya

  62. Neelema,Virander & family

    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Mr. Dhar was a pleasant man and we always look him as a father figure. He always called Beta and give us advice many a times, we will always miss him. May God rest his soul in peace and give the family enough strength to bear such a big loss. Please accept our heartiest condolence for this loss.

    Neena & Rishi

  63. WO PHOOL THA KISSI BAGH KA MAHAK SAY THA BHARA HOOWA

    BULBALLAY SUB URD GAHEE AAB BAGH KHALI RAH GHIYA

    WE WILL MISS HIM ALWAYS

    JINESH,TRISHLA AND FAMILY

  64. Difficult to express in words…..Loved and respected by all ……across generations. I have some pleasant memories that would remain with me.

    Dhars, C-6/6062, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

  65. Dear Neelma, Anil and Sunil Ji
    Sorry to hear about your loss
    My profound heartfelt condolences
    Although inevitable one is never prepared for such departures
    Pleasant memories of an exceptional legacy help soothe the wounds created by such a loss

  66. Our wishes and love to the entire family – no one’s loss is more or less , however please do give lots and lots of love specially to aunty.

    We wish we were close enough to meet and help you in this difficult time.

    In our prayers. God bless the entire family.

  67. Dear Auntie, Neelma, Virender, Sunil, Anil & all of U

    Inder and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Ji.
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
    I did not have a chance to spend much time with him in the last few years. I do have very fond memories of him and memorable time spent with all of you.
    The loss of a father is heartbreaking. I remember how hard it was when I lost my father. I often think of him and miss him after more than twenty years. The memories of him have grown stronger over time and we hope the same will happen with you.
    (There was a delay in getting the sad news as my account was hacked)

  68. Dear Anil Ji and Lilly didi.
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on this huge loss. May God give peace to uncle’s soul and strength to the entire family! Sorry, I was in India while this happened, I will be contacting you soon.

  69. My wife and I extend deepest condolences and sympathy to the Dhar family for this tragic loss.

    While I did not have the pleasure of ever meeting Professor Dhar, I feel as if I did know him somewhat, through knowing his son and my best friend Sunil.

    There is no way that Sunil would be the type of individual he is, without the guidance and teachings of a great father.

    And so – I truly believe Professor Dhar is not truly gone from this Earth – he will live on, through Sunil and his siblings.

  70. We will We will miss Baisahab . He was a great personality and very social person .
    I have lot of memeories since my child hood days of him . he got me battery operated bus When i was only 1or 2 years old and it was very unique and rare in those days . I pray to god to bless his soul .

  71. My deepest condolences to your family for your loss. Uncle has been such a big part of our family’s life and his presence will be deeply missed. I still have vivid memories of Uncle playing bridge at our house and many memorable meals at Uncle and Auntie’s place. Uncle was present at our wedding and he helped to make things run smoothly. Uncle gave me my first “Job” when I was a child. I cut his grass when he and Auntie were on vacation. Even though I did a terrible job he smiled and paid me and told me I did well!

    We will miss him but he will always be in our hearts.

  72. My wife and I were so saddened to learn of the passing of Uncle. Our deepest condolences to your family. Uncle has been an integral part of the tapestry of our life. I have fond memories of Uncle’s laughter filling our house and memorable meals at Uncle and Auntie’s home. Uncle was a calming influence during our wedding day and has been there for many family celebrations.

    I remember Uncle gave me my first “Job” when I was 12 years old. He and Auntie were away for the summer and I was suppose to mow their lawn regularly. Well I did a terrible job. The grass wasn’t even and I didn’t cut the grass regularly. It was a mess. When Uncle returned from vacation he told me I did a great job and paid me in full. He was always a very kind and generous man and obviously very forgiving!

    His presence will be deeply missed but he will always live in our hearts.

  73. What a sad news. We are truly sad to hear passing away to the Heavenly Aboad of Dhar Sahib.

    A wonderful, affectionate and truly gentleman at heart. I have lots of fond memories of Dhar Sahib. I remember the visit to Halifax in 1996. I had asked the contact details from Sunil, before leaving Toronto to visit his Mom & Dad and take them out for dinner along with my other 5 friends. When we arrived in Halifax and set a date for the dinner appointment. It was all finalised, but we were not aware that Rolling Stone’s were in town and all the restaurants were solidly booked and it was impossible to get the Dinner reservation. However, unknown to us Dhar Sahib and his beloved wife Raj Dulari had made their own arrangements and prepared a wonderful Kashmiri Dishes including my favourite DUMALOO along with incredible preparations, without letting us know. Although due to some connections we had obtained a Dinner Reservatons at an exclusive restaurant for 9 of us.

    When we arrived to pick-up Dhar Sahib and his wife, he made some excuses for delaying to go to the restaurant and insisted that we can all manage to eat at their home, what ever is left over from previous day. But Lo Behold! it was a Banquet which they had prepared and being Kashmiri Exotic dishes, we could not refuse it. It was a true surprise and wonderful experience.

    This clearly shows how effectionate and welcoming Dhar family has been to Jen & I and all our friends who were there with us that day. We will NEVER forget their generosity for all our lives. May God keep Dhar Sahib under his supervison always!

    Sunil – Your parents are God’s gift to humanity!

  74. Prof. Dhar was a wonderful person and a very generous person, though i have met him only a few times at his sister’s (Kamjigri) house in Jammu.but still i remember his imposing personality and have those memories with me. God bless his soul .

  75. I never knew Prof Dhar when he was here with us. Just a while ago I clicked a link that Sunil left on his google talk and learnt about him. Reading the obituary page made me feel that not meeting him in person, I missed something in life. He seems to have been a person who radiated love all around him not just the close family. I could see a reflection of that in my friend Sunil.

    RIP Prof Dhar, I am sure you will be missed by one and all, whoever got a chance to know /know about you.

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