Nandigam Gajendar

November 29, 1940 - March 20, 2022
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston
209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2832 | Map
Thursday 3/24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston
209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2832 | Map
Thursday 3/24, 11:00 am

Funeral services for Nandigam Gajendar, 81, of Ruston, Louisiana, will be held Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service. Nandigam is survived by his wife, Shobha Gajendar of Ruston, Louisiana; son, Uday Gajendar ofContinue Reading

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Kavita and Craig Erickson left a message on March 25, 2022:
Dearest Aunty Gajendar and Uday, Please accept our condolences. No words can diminish the sadness we all feel at the passing of Uncleji, but I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Uncle is at peace and in a much better place. Uncleji will surely be watching over both of you, loving and protecting you, and he will remain with you in spirit. I have so many beautiful memories of how loving and caring you have always been. One of the most cherished gifts I have ever received is the time and devotion and love that you Auntiji put into adding pearls to my wedding dress, in-spite of pain from Rheumatoid arthritis. I still have the dress and think of you when I open the closet with the dress. I remember Uncle and Uday always being there to help with any task at hand. I have little doubt that each of you has left many fond memories and lasting impressions on countless people that have been lucky enough to cross your path. I have missed you since the time I left Ruston; you will always remain in my heart. With much love and gratitude, Kavita
Mukund Shah left a message on March 25, 2022:
My wife Charu and I are deeply saddened by the news of passing of Dr. Gajendar. Our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Shobha and the family. Dr. Gajendar was one of the nicest person we knew. In his distinguished professorship at the Gramblin University, Dr. Gajendar helped hundreds of students with his excellent teaching. May God bless his soul with Peace and his family with His comfort and peace. Charu and Mukund Shah, Monroe
Karthik Chinnaiah left a message on March 24, 2022:
Deepest condolences to Shobha Pedamma, Uday. Gajendar Pedananna will be missed dearly, always will be in our thoughts and prayers. His wisdom, love, care has been the strength, courage and a source of light in the darkness for many of us. I remember his words sharing courage when I lost my father at 15, 'stop not until your goal is reached. Be fearless' he said. Shared his stamps and coin collection with me during trips to India. Pitched in for having good habits and experience the joy in practicing them as a routine. We all have amassed some treasure, full of memories of him and I hope it will bring in peace and comfort. May he attain sadgati. Aum shanthi.
Nagesh Varma Chittari left a message on March 24, 2022:
May His Soul Rest in Peace. Our Deep condolences to the grieving family members
Umashankar Varati left a message on March 24, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers to the bereaved family. I remember him soft spoken, simple person and being one of the foremost who came to USA in known family circle. May his soul rest in Peace!!! //Umashankar & Manjula
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Saurabh Sharma left a message on March 24, 2022:
Dearest Shobha Aunty and Uday, Bhumika and I want to offer my sincere condolences at this time. I always remember uncle as a kind, gentle, and soft-spoken man who had a big heart. I remember the time when we were doing mediation and he was selected by the guru to be taken on a deeper dive and the exhalation he experienced and expressed were profound. Although we exchanged few words, the silence and smile and glances were enough to know that there was a mutual understanding and respect. We are all together and just an extension of the beautiful Ruston family. Sincerely, Saurabh
Dama venkateswarlu left a message on March 24, 2022:
Our condolences to the bereaved family.Our sradanjali to him. Venkateswarlu & Lakshmi
Ravindra nath Nandigam left a message on March 24, 2022:
May His Soul Rest in Peace Ohm Santhi Santhi Santhi Deep condolences to the family members.
Rajgopal Sashti left a message on March 24, 2022:
From Vijay and Rajgopal, Atlanta, Georgia Our sincere condolences to Shobha, Uday and the extended Gajendar family. Vijaya and I first arrived in Grambling in August 1970 and the very first person who we met was Dr. Gajendar. At that time, he was living in a duplex behind Eddie Robinson's house and invited and hosted us for an evening. From that point forward he was one of our best friends in Grambling for the two decades we lived there. Gajendar was one of the finest people we knew - always kind and willing and eager to help. He spoke in a low vice and meant nothing but good for everyone in the community. Along with his family, we will always miss him for ever.
Leena Belli left a message on March 24, 2022:
Calm, composed, kind hearted, helpful and wise is what describes uncle Gajender. Always shared words of wisdom whenever spoken to. Do have some lovely memories of him during his visit to india. You will be fondly remembered Uncle for all the good deeds you bestowed upon all your loved ones. May your soul rest in peace.
Saroj and Krishan Saxena left a message on March 23, 2022:
Nandigam Gajendar was a very dear friend and his passing away has left void in our lives. Our deepest condolences to his wife Shobha and son Udai. We are fortunate to have spent 30 years together in Ruston and at Grambling State University as faculty. A man of sharp intellect and keen observation, he was also blessed with humility and humor. It was always such a pleasure to visit him and his family. Ruston Indian community though small, comprising of only 20 or so families from different corner of India,, was a unique assemblage of talent and knowledge. They soon bonded into a unique and greater “Ruston Indian Family” with weekly family get togethers and dinners. This greater family, of which Gajendar family was an active member, also bestowed unique and wholesome experiences to all children and a sense of brotherhood for life. We will miss you deeply dear Nandigam. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.
Lisa Taylor left a message on March 23, 2022:
Uday, While you may not remember me, I do remember you from my 8th grade Algebra class at Ruston Junior High School. I was a very new teacher who cared so very deeply for my included. I am proud to see your career success via Facebook. And most of all, I pray that precious memories of your dad will fill the hole left in your heart. Lisa Taylor
Vidhya Sami left a message on March 23, 2022:
Our heartfelt condolences to your family. May god give you the strength to overcome this terrible loss and Uncle’s soul Rest In Peace.
Mukund Shah and Charu Shah left a message on March 23, 2022:
My wife Charu and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Gajendar. He was one of the nicest person that I know. Our sincere condolences to Dr. Gajendar's wife, Shobha and their children. God bless the departed soul. God bless the family with comfort and peace in their hearts and minds.
Hector Jaime left a message on March 22, 2022:
In memory of Nandigam Gajendar, Hector Jaime lit a candle
Jannie Lai left a message on March 22, 2022:
Mr. Gajendar will be remembered fondly by those whose lives had been touched by his kindness and wisdom. Rest In Peace ! My most sincere condolences to the family.
marsha left a message on March 22, 2022:
Our deepest condolences to the Gajender family. I’ve only met Mr Nandigam twice, three times at most, but I’ll never forget that he thought I was Uday’s boss - he definitely knew who was boss when he met one!
Barbara Abney left a message on March 22, 2022:
So don’t worry because I’m with you. Don’t be afraid, because I am your God.I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you. Isaiah 41:10
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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