August 7, 1927 – May 14, 2019
Ram Pershad was born in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India on August 7,1927. He attended Shamsher High School and received his bachelors and masters degrees from Punjab University. He married Chandra Wati in 1953 and moved to New Delhi to start a career as a civil servant for the Government of India. In 1961 he took a position with the foreign service and was stationed in Saigon, Vietnam. He served his term there for three years and returned to India before being stationed in the United States in 1966. He retired from the Government of India in 1974 and made his home with family in the US. He worked for Arthur Anderson, Howard University and University of Maryland. He retired in 2004. He was a lifelong practitioner of yoga and meditation. He loved to read and would devour any newspaper or magazine. He had an immense love of nature and animals. Together with our Mom, he loved gardening. Their garden was a showpiece and was often on the Garden Tour in Takoma Park. They also loved traveling the world together. Most of all, Ram Pershad was a family man. He doted over and cherished his wife of 65 years. Their love and devotion for one another was enviable. He revered his mother-in-law and respected her as his own mother. He unconditionally and overwhelmingly loved his two daughters Sadhana and Vandana, their husbands, Anil Agarwal and Anil Narang respectively. He adored his four grandchildren Neeraj, Vikram Smeeta and Vishal. They were the pride and joy of his life. He was the true meaning of piety, humility and love.
- Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2019
- Reception Monday, May 20, 2019