- 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
"Marty will always be in our prayers. Ursula & I enjoyed his visits and will treasure his memory."
"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."
"It has been 5 years since you attained divinity of silence. Rest in peace. Hope you are watching at us."
"4Ever Remembered & missed.... In Peaceful rest.....till we meet again. Amen!"
"You are one of the memorable people I have met. Your kind and supportive actions are never forgotten. Happy Birthday in eternity."
"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."
"Forever missed - thank you for living the example of kindness and love for all to follow....."
""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."
"Always a in our memories and cherished as a worthy memory."
"Rest in Peace Marty, pray for us, until we meet again.....
Remembered in my daily thoughts & prayers.
With Strength & Honor,
"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"
"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."
"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."
"Little acts of kindness have mammoth impacts. Mahadev exemplified that. Then, he added big acts of kindness. Always in our memories!"
"Mahadev always lives with us with all his remembered acts of kindness and thoughtfulness."
"Aloha Mahadev, You are missed."
"Mahadev is always etched in our minds as a true human being who is blessed with an altruism that is rarely found."
"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.."
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Mahadev was a very kind man. I was honored to have him on my Hawaii tour."
"Our prayers are with you and yours on your birth date and always.
Ursula & Gene"
"Dr. Kumbar was an excellent professor. Enthusiastic, helpful, patient, and a great intellect. We were lucky to have him as our professor.
""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""
""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 ""
"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"
""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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
""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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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..."
""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."
".....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."
"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......."
"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."
"I never met him, but I heard about his helping nature, No one can replace him. May his soul rest in peace."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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.
President, GA Chapter
"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"
"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."
"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.
"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.
"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.
VSNA Pittsburgh PA
"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.
VSNA - New England"
"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,
"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
VSNA DC & VA chapter"
""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""
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.
"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
"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."
"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."
"My heart and prayers go out to your's family! I am truly going to miss Uncle! Truly a wonderful father and grandfather!.........."
"Uncle will forever be in our hearts and in our prayers."
"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."
"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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