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Mahadevappa M. Kumbar
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 15, 1939
  • Date of passing: Sep 15, 2011

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mahadev Kumbar, 71, born on November 15, 1939 and passed away on September 15, 2011. We will remember him forever.

"I have got my leave. Bid me farewell, my brothers! I bow to you all and take my departure.
  Here I give back the keys of my door---and I give up all claims to my house.
I only ask for last kind words from you. We were neighbors for long,
but I received more than I could give.  Now the day has dawned and the lamp that lit my dark corner is out.
  A summons has come and I am ready for my journey."

"At this time of my parting, wish me good luck, my friends! The sky is flushed with the dawn and my path lies beautiful.  Ask not what I have with me to take there. I start on my journey with empty hands and expectant heart.  I shall put on my wedding garland. Mine is not the red-brown dress of the traveller, and though there are dangers on the way I have no fear in mind.  The evening star will come out when my voyage is done and the plaintive notes of the twilight melodies be struck up from the King's gateway."

"When I go from hence let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable.  I have tasted of the hidden honey of this lotus that expands on the ocean of light, and thus am I blessed---let this be my parting word.  In this playhouse of infinite forms I have had my play and here have I caught sight of him that is formless. My whole body and my limbs have thrilled with his touch who is beyond touch; and if the end comes here, let it come---let this be my parting word."

--Gitanjali, R. Tagore

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by gene Decker on 19th September 2016

"Marty will always be in our prayers.  Ursula & I enjoyed his visits and will treasure his memory."

This tribute was added by Mallesh Mariswamy on 16th September 2016

"I just cannot believe it is 5 years since you left us. We really miss you very much. It really brings good memories whenever I see Mrs. Kumbar, Uday, sujatha, Kalpana and your grandkids. They have of a lot of you in them and they bring you back to life for us. Keep blessing us Dr. Kumbar."

This tribute was added by ASHOK KUMBAR on 16th September 2016

"It has been 5 years since you attained divinity of silence. Rest in peace. Hope you are watching at us."

This tribute was added by Chris Argento on 15th September 2016

"4Ever Remembered & missed.... In Peaceful rest.....till we meet again. Amen!"

This tribute was added by Rosy V Pynadath on 16th November 2014

"You are one of the memorable people I have met.  Your kind and supportive actions are never forgotten. Happy Birthday in eternity."

This tribute was added by Mark Lipset on 19th September 2014

"Marty was a good friend of mine on the AFA Executive Board; i still miss him; I've taken over his duties as Elections Chair, & my son now handles the website & computer problems. I recently lost my wife, so I know the loss you are going through; it taks a long time to heal. I have (and wish you) fond memories of Marty; he was a truly unselfish and generous man with his time and help. His spirit is still felt. May his soul be bound up in eternal life with the souls of all good people."

This tribute was added by Chris Argento on 16th September 2014

"Forever missed - thank you for living the example of kindness and love for all to follow....."

This tribute was added by jyoti kumbar on 6th July 2014

""Love you Doddappa"
"You were the STAR and today also you are STAR"
"Heart can't beat without Oxygen, but  we can't live without remembering you"
We know you are with us and blessing us."

This tribute was added by Rosy V Pynadath on 16th November 2013

"Always a in our memories and cherished as a worthy memory."

This tribute was added by Chris Argento on 16th September 2013

"Rest in Peace Marty, pray for us, until we meet again.....
Remembered in my daily thoughts & prayers.
With Strength & Honor,
Chris"

This tribute was added by gene Decker on 16th September 2013

"Marty will always be  in our prayers.  We of the AFA  could always depend on his good advice, wise council and great skill delivered with his signature smile.  RIP Marty.  We miss you"

This tribute was added by Ken O Neil on 16th September 2013

"Always missed Marty, especially now with all the NCC business.  Still remain one of the nicest men I have ever met. RIP. We know you are watching out for us."

This tribute was added by Mark Lipset on 15th September 2013

"Every time I do work for the AFA I miss "Marty," as I have now inherited one of his positions, and my son is now the "I.T." person for the union. I still miss talking and working with him. My wife passed away a few weeks ago, so I understand what your family has gone through. "Marty's" spirit is still among us. Be with G-D, Mahadev."

This tribute was added by Rosy V Pynadath on 15th September 2013

"Little acts of kindness have mammoth impacts.  Mahadev exemplified that.  Then, he added big acts of kindness.  Always in our memories!"

This tribute was added by Rosy V Pynadath on 15th November 2012

"Mahadev always lives with us with all his remembered acts of kindness and thoughtfulness."

This tribute was added by Pat Van Every on 18th September 2012

"Aloha Mahadev, You are missed."

This tribute was added by Rosy V Pynadath on 17th September 2012

"Mahadev is always etched in our minds as a true human being who is blessed with an altruism that is rarely found."

This tribute was added by ASHOK KUMBAR on 17th September 2012

"We are missing you lot....Your Care and your help will never be  substituted..Stars are the luckier by the presence of you..May your soul rests in peace..Miss You grandpa.."

This tribute was added by Chris Argento on 16th September 2012

"Mehadev, (Marty) Celebrating your "First Birthday" in Heaven with all the Angels, Saints, my Family & Friends singing His praise. Amen!
"I will not be sad that you have gone, but thankful you were mine."      
                                   Rest in Peace. With Strength & Honor, Chris"

This tribute was added by gene Decker on 15th September 2012

"Mahadev,(Marty), you are always a presence in our lives.  We will never forget the genuine, honest, humble and most sincere man who always had a twinkle in his eyes. We miss you. Rest in peace.
Ursula & Gene"

This tribute was added by shree kumbar on 14th September 2012

"Our dodappa was really a such person and he was cared us a lot and we never found difference between our dad and doddappa and only the thing we believe is that he will be with us always.Miss you doddappa"

This tribute was added by Pat Van Every on 22nd November 2011

"Mahadev was a very kind man.  I was honored to have him on my Hawaii tour."

This tribute was added by gene Decker on 15th November 2011

"Our prayers are with you and yours on your birth date and always.
Ursula & Gene"

This tribute was added by Sujata Kumbar on 28th October 2011

"Dr. Kumbar was an excellent professor. Enthusiastic, helpful, patient, and a great intellect. We were lucky to have him as our professor.
-anonymous"

This tribute was added by vaddana maddaiah on 24th October 2011

""Mahadev is my friend for ever,sincere to the end bitterness never,family and friends he cherished,laughter and happiness plenty wherever he appeared,poorer we are by his absence,brighter are stars above by his presence""

This tribute was added by sulakshana javali on 1st October 2011

""I am not able to express my loss in words.He was a GEM of persons .We will never forget Doddappa for he will always be there in our heart.And we will miss him forever ""

This tribute was added by Sangamesh Kumbar on 30th September 2011

"Our hearts are broken with the passing of Dr. Kumbar. Our sincere condolences to Dr. Kumbar's family and pray for uncle’s sole to rest in peace.  We feel lucky to have had the chance to know him. We all miss you uncle………. Sangamesh Kumbar and Family"

This tribute was added by Pooja Kunchur on 29th September 2011

""He had a nature you could not help loving,And a heart that was purer than gold,His memory will never grow cold.We are sad within our memory,Lonely are our hearts today,For the one we loved so dearly Has forever been called away".We miss u a lot doddappa."

This tribute was added by Mimi Dutta on 27th September 2011

"We feel lucky to have had the chance to know Dr. Kumbar, and to become a part of his wonderful family. He touched countless lives in myriad ways, and will be missed deeply -- but remembered always."

This tribute was added by Pat Van Every on 26th September 2011

"I was the Kumbar's and Angadi's tour guide in Hawaii.  He was a very kind man.  I'm so happy to of met him.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

This tribute was added by Varghese Pynadath on 25th September 2011

"Mahadev and I became close friends 45 years ago when we were living on the same block in Garden City, NY.  Soon our personal friendship expanded to family friendship. No one can ask for a better friend.  I will continue to cherish the fond memories of my friendship with Mahadev."

This tribute was added by Basavaraj Hiremath on 24th September 2011

"DR. Kumbar you asked me to call you as Mahadev before we can call you, you became MAHADEV. Your invaluable contributions to Veerashaivas, our family, friends and strangers are priceless. You will be missed and remembered for ever.  SHIVA OM  Basavaraj & Kalpana Hiremath"

This tribute was added by Thomas T Oommen on 23rd September 2011

"I was fortunate to know him for a number of years while I was in Pilgrim. Doc. Kumbar has been a good friend and a hardworking person.   He was a blessing to others.
We will miss him very much. With prayers"

This tribute was added by shanmukh ghodageri on 23rd September 2011

""MAN OF GEM & UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD" HE EMERGED AS AKSHAYA-PATRE(HELPING HAND)BY HARD WORK LEAVING ALL HIS DIFFICULTIES BEHIND. HE IS THE MAN WHO HAILED FROM VILLAGE AND REACHED USA TO TEACH AMERICANS HE CONTRIBUTED LOT TO HIS FAMILY MEMBERS,RELATIVES.STAR OF KUMBAR FAMILY."

This tribute was added by Berneti Gillard-Marshall on 23rd September 2011

"I have known Doctor Kumbar for many years since November 28, 1991, I called him "DOC" that is what we had called him here at the department of Information Management Systems/Program Evaluation Department at Pilgrim Psyciatric Center. I loved Doc, he will be missed."

This tribute was added by Appa Hungund on 22nd September 2011

"I have known Mahadev for almost four decades. I have nothing but praise for his leadership qualities, love for others and for his kindness. He was there whenever you needed him. We will all certainly miss his presence especially our youngsters. May god almighty bless his soul peace and happiness."

This tribute was added by Sujata Kumbar on 21st September 2011

"I feel very much sorrow in my heart, thinking about Dr. Kumbar. I can visualize his action and stressing the points in VSNA meetings. I can also picture his emotional feeling when he talks in Anubhava ghosti. May his soul rest in peace with eternal power of Shiva.H.S. Jayaswamy and Family"

This tribute was added by Sujata Kumbar on 21st September 2011

"I had known him for last few years but had met him just at the Boston VSNA Convention. He was so nice and polite in our conversation. And now this. It is really sad. I would pray for the departed soul and our deep condolences to all of you. May his rest in peace.  Vijay Aivalli"

This tribute was added by Sujata Kumbar on 21st September 2011

"He always had kind words for me and my family throughout the time that we knew him and he and my father had a good friendship with and a great respect for each other.
Kumar, Sheela & Marissa Rajasekhara"

This tribute was added by Sujata Kumbar on 21st September 2011

"We are so very saddened by the passing of our beloved friend. He was truly a dear friend and a community leader with openness and fairness.  We will all miss him so very much.  We pray the almighty GOD to rest his soul in peace.
Vimala and Honnappa  Siddalingaiah"

This tribute was added by Sujata Kumbar on 21st September 2011

"I feel very much sorrow in my heart,thinking about Dr. Kumbar.I can visualize his action and stressing the points in VSNA meetings. I can also picture his  
emotional feeling when he talks in Anubhava ghosti.
May his soul rest in peace with eternal power of Shiva.

H.S. Jayaswamy and Family"

This tribute was added by Chris Argento on 20th September 2011

"Mahadev, a kind & peaceful gentleman; trustworthy friend; always there when needed....provided comforting words for me when personally (recently) needed......"Marty" will be missed..... remembered every day in thought and prayer. He rests in peace and prepares our way."

This tribute was added by Mallesh Mariswamy on 19th September 2011

"He brought with him a sense of duty whereever he went, a feeling of service whatever he did, a belonging to community in the community he created and an everlonging dedication to help people. Dr. Kumbar, as I love to call him, was an inspiration to me and I miss him very much."

This tribute was added by Julie Statler on 19th September 2011

"It was an honor and a genuine please to work with Marty for the AFA.  He was always smiling, friendly, and helpful and will be dearly missed.  I wish him well on his new journey.  May God bless you always, and also your family.  You were deeply loved."

This tribute was added by Robert Anzalone on 19th September 2011

"Marty was a genuine, sincere, honest man. My prayers are with all his family today. The death of a loved one regardless of age or illness is always accompanied by deep pain. I am proud to have called Marty my friend and
colleague. I and all the AFA will cherish his memory."

This tribute was added by Vivek Angadi on 18th September 2011

"Our hearts are broken with the passing of Dr. Kumbar.  He will be remembered forever as a mentor, educator, family oriented man, and a pioneer.  We'll miss you Uncle Kumbar..."

This tribute was added by Mark Lipset on 18th September 2011

""Marty" would brighten a room when he walked in. He was always in good humor. We worked together on the AFA Handbook as well as other AFA projects. He was a sincere, giving person who you could trust and depend on. His talents truly helped our union; we miss him already."

This tribute was added by BASAVARAJ KUMBAR on 18th September 2011

".....In his death in the prime of life,God has snatched a bright jewel from our midst.May his soul rest in peace in heaven and guide us for years to come."

This tribute was added by BASAVARAJ KUMBAR on 18th September 2011

"It was with deep regret that the heart rendering news of the passing away of our beloved brother in law Dr.Mahadev.Kumbar.He was such a lovable person.He was not only person but he was a source of strength and inspiration to many......."

This tribute was added by Jerome Schwartz on 17th September 2011

"Mahadev always smiled when he first became a grandfather, when I addressed him as "Grandpa Marty." His computer skills and his sage advice and efforts helped make the AFA the union it is today. My sincere condolences to the Kumbar family. He will be forever remembered."

This tribute was added by Mahabaleshwar B on 17th September 2011

"I never met him, but I heard about his helping nature, No one can replace him. May his soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by ASHOK KUMBAR on 17th September 2011

"My heart says "grandpa is one among the great persons".The way you grown from small village to empire city of the world NY inspired me lot.You inspired me lot more than my parents.Really I miss you grandpa."

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"The VSNA-NC chapter convey their deep condolences to Dr. Kumbar's family.   May his soul rest in peace, our prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Pushpa Kalmath-President, NC-VSNA"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"I'm deeply saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Mahadev Kumbar.  Dr. Kumbar's contributions were immense in the initial stages of building& constituting VSNA.  May his soul rest in peace.  Our thoughts & prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Thej Kartal-Cen.VSNA"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"The members of the Georgia Chapter VSNA convey their deep condolences to Dr. Kumbar's family.  Our prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Mamatha Dilip
President, GA Chapter
VSNA"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"On behalf of the Southern California Chapter, we express our deepest condolenses to Dr.Kumbar's family. It is sad for VSNA as well as family and friends to lose such a founder and fatherly figure. We pray to Guru Basava to bless his soul. Savitha Mandi,President-SoCal VSNA"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"With deep sorrow, wemVSNA California Central share the sad departure news of Lingaikya of Dr. Mahadev Kumbar, one of the Founders of VSNA. VSNA members are grateful for his invaluable service and contribution to our community.Our prayers and sympathy are with the family members."

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"We the Chicago Chapter members Share the grief of Dr. Kumbar's Family.  We are saddened by the news of Dr. Mahadev Kumbar’s attainment of Lingaikya.  We Pray for his Soul to rest in Peace.  May Lord Basava give the strength and courage to the bereaving family.

srishail hadimani"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"On behalf of VSNA Ohio Chapter, pleaseConvey our condolence to Dr Kumbar's family.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family members to overcome the loss.
Madhu Patil
Ohio Chapter"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"On behalf of VSNA Pittsburgh PA chapter:
Please convey our deepest condolences and support to Dr Kumbar's family and friends who have and will cherish the memories and life of Dr. Kumbar.

Thank you.

VSNA Pittsburgh PA
Shaila Sonth"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"We are saddened by the news of Dr. Kumbar's attainment of Lingaikya. On behalf of the New England Chapter, we express our deepest condolence and prayers to Dr. Kumbar's family. We pray to Lord Basavanna to bless his soul.
Sharanu Sharanarthi,
Mahesh Hulikere
VSNA - New England"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"We, the members of the Maryland chapter, are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Dr. Mahadeva Kumbar, one of the founding members of VSNA. Many of our Chapter members knew him personally well. We pray for his soul to rest in peace. Sharanu,
G. Jagadeesh
President
VSNA-MD"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"On behalf of VSNA DC & VA chapterwe express our sincere condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.  Our thoughts and prayers are with family members.  We pray God to give his family strength
President,Basava Samiti
VSNA DC & VA chapter"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

""For some of you who do not know Dr.Kumbar, he was one of the founders of VSNA and New York chapter.  His contribution towards forming the organization, creating the by-laws and creating a firm foundation during the initial foundation phase has been immense.  Vijay Kumar""

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"Namaskara All,

I am very sad to hear the news, my sincere condolences to Dr. Kumbar's family and we all pray for his sole to rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Jagadish Mandi"

This tribute was added by Deep Dutta on 17th September 2011

"I am deeply saddened by the death of Sri Mahadev Kumbar  and my condolenses to his family and friends. His contributions to VSNA and the legacy will live among the Veerashaivas for generations to come.

May Lord Shiva will rest his soul in peace.

B S Nanjundappa
Treasurer, VSN"

This tribute was added by gene Decker on 17th September 2011

"Mahadev was one of the most thoughtful, helpful and kind persons we knew. Ursula and I will miss his visits and generous advice. His many valuable contributions to the AFA will live forever and his legacy will be etched in our memories forever. Our prayers and with you and yours."

This tribute was added by Ken O Neil on 17th September 2011

"Mahadev shall remain one of the kindest persons I have ever met.  When I was scheduled to have open heart surgery, he put me in touch with is son at St. Fran with no prompting. I will miss his knowledge most.The AFA will miss him."

This tribute was added by Harish Kumbar on 17th September 2011

"My heart and prayers go out to your's family! I am truly going to miss Uncle! Truly a wonderful father and grandfather!.........."

This tribute was added by Rose Santomero on 16th September 2011

"Uncle will forever be in our hearts and in our prayers."

This tribute was added by robert gaudino on 16th September 2011

"Mahadev was one of the most genuine people I have ever known. There was no guile, no front, only honesty and sincerity. He was a mountain of help when ever I called he came  and always fixed it. I will personally miss him and our union will be the poorer for his passing."

This tribute was added by Rosy V Pynadath on 16th September 2011

"Some are placed on this earth to bring blessings to others.  Mahadev is one of them. Knowing him and enjoying his friendship over several decades has brought a great blessing to us. His noble spirit will always remain with us. Mahadev, "God be with you until we meet again"."


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