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Obituary – Kanti Patel, 78

With profound grief Patel family is announcing the demise of longtime Las Vegan Kanti Somabhai Patel, 78, on Monday, September 19th 2016.

Kanti Patel, a beloved father, proud & dedicated husband and a grandfather, moved to Las Vegas in early Eighties when there were few Indian families who called Las Vegas their permanent home.   Kanti moved to Vegas to take up a Structural Engineer job at the Nevada Test Site at Mercury, 70 miles North of Las Vegas. 

Kanti bhai was a well-respected member of the local Indian community and along with his wife, Urmila, was instrumental in helping many of the early settlers from India, including students at UNLV who came from India.

Kanti is survived by his loving wife Urmila, son Shital, daughter-in-law Seema, daughter Shreya, and four grandchildren.   

During the retirement years, Kanti bhai enjoyed spending time with grand kids and on many occasions,  during the day time, was seen enjoying meeting friends at his favorite India Oven Restaurant.

Viewing services and cremation is scheduled for Friday, September 23rd from 10 am-12 noon at the Palm Downtown Mortuary, 1325 North Main St., Las Vegas.

To celebrate Kanti Bhai’s life, the family is holding a Bhajan evening in his memory at their family home on September 24th at 4pm.

If you wish to leave a message for the Patel family, please click here…

Kanti Patel with the Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman at the grand opening of India Oven Restaurant (2005)


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