In loving memory of D.G Parab Chief Architect and Planner of CIDCO (New Bombay)
  • 73 years old
  • Born on December 18, 1938 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
  • Passed away on October 31, 2012 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dattatray Parab, 73, born on December 18, 1938 and passed away on October 31, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Pallavi Aston on 18th December 2017
Happy Birthday Daddy
Posted by Manohar Desai on 31st October 2017
RIP Bhaoji, we do remember you on every Family get together ! You are always there in our heart !
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 31st October 2017
Thinking of you always Daddy... love Mya, Michael and Pallu
Posted by Sameer Parab on 18th December 2016
RIP Baba, Missing you - Happy Birthday
Posted by Manohar Desai on 18th December 2016
Hi Bhaoji, you are always with us, an unforgettable personality ! Happy Birthday to You !
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 18th December 2016
Happy Birthday Daddy - lots of love Mya, Michael and Pallu x
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 31st October 2016
Hi Daddy, missing you and thinking of you today. Lots of love and hugs from Pallu, Michael and Mya xxx p.s.Mya left some sweets for you today
Posted by Manohar Desai on 31st October 2016
Bhaoji, this year today is Padwa & we are missing you. We do remember you on every occasion with lots of unforgetable old memories.
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 18th December 2015
Happy birthday daddy...fish and chips to celebrate today. Mya loves them just like you. Missing you x
Posted by Sameer Parab on 18th December 2015
Missing you today... Baba. Rest In Peace
Posted by Saju Cheriyan on 2nd November 2015
Missing you Sir, but you are living in my heart as a Great Man
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 1st November 2015
Missing you Daddy...lots of love Pallu, Michael and Mya
Posted by Sameer Parab on 31st October 2015
Rest in Peace...
Posted by Saju Cheriyan on 27th December 2014
missing you Sir
Posted by Sameer Parab on 18th December 2014
Happy Returns of the day - Ajoba! We miss you dearly Ani, Sachi, Beth and Sameer
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 18th December 2014
Happy Birthday Daddy! Lots of love from Mya, Michael and Pallu xxx
Posted by Sameer Parab on 1st November 2014
Missing you Baba... From Sameer, Beth, Ani and Sachi
Posted by Saju Cheriyan on 1st November 2014
Missing you Sir, but i never forget, you are living in my heart
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 31st October 2014
Missing you Daddy... lots of love from Mya, Michael and Pallu xxx
Posted by Harini Sarangapani on 1st October 2014
Me and 5 other classmates were fortunate to be trained by Parab Sir when we were students of architecture. He gave us our very first jobs and was an excellent teacher. He pushed us out into the world and taught us to be self-reliant, do the very best we can and believe in ourselves through our work. His words to us, "Never trust a dimension you did not take" will forever remain enshrined in my memory. It is rare to find a patient and willing practicing Architect to train and teach mere students valuable lessons in the working world and for this alone, his passing is a big loss to the profession. Thank you, Parab sir. The lessons you imparted in Urban Planning and Design to us are priceless and something each of us use even today.
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 18th December 2013
Wishing Daddy a very very happy 75th birthday! Fish and chips in your memory tonight... Lots of love always Mya, Michael and Pallu
Posted by Pallavi Aston on 31st October 2013
Thinking of you on your first anniversary... lots of love always Pallu, Michael and Mya
Posted by Saju Cheriyan on 11th February 2013
D.G Parab Sir was a great fellow with profound vision. His guidance and encouragements provided various great achievements in my life and he will remain in my heart forever.
Posted by Deepak Samant on 14th January 2013
We had common thread of belonging to Sindhudurga district. In 86 we started work on Sindhgudurga DHQ Project.In 88-89 both of us were thinking to leave CIDCO. DG insisted that I stay other wise project will suffer if two persons quit same time. He asked me to continue till project completes.I still recall his great affinity and sincerity for OROS project in our native Sindhudurga District
Posted by Sameer Parab on 18th December 2012
Today is December 18, Baba's birthday...it would have been his 74th. Remembering you on your special day...
Posted by Ashutosh Parab on 8th December 2012
Dattu Kaka - I stayed with Dattu Kaka all thru. my engineering college years. I will always cherish those days when I was with him. He was a great person - with a humble nature and a brilliant mind, good teacher and a noble human being. He was a father figure to me and always supporting in my issues and problems. He was a close friend when I needed someone.....
Posted by Peter Engel on 29th November 2012
Datta was one of the few real mentors I've had in my life. I met him over 20 years ago at CIDCO when I was still young and impressionable. He had a profound vision of a world in harmony coupled with a quite "impish" sense of humor that made him always quite reachable. His thinking about urban planning was both ancient and well ahead of its time. My thoughts go out to his whole family.
Posted by Balraj Khakhar on 28th November 2012
Loving, Caring, strong headed. Ardent cricket lover. He possessed a sense of humour which many would not match up to. There was a certain calmness about him which used to create a peaceful surrounding around him. I see a lot of him in sameer. Baba, u will always be missed.
Posted by Balraj Khakhar on 28th November 2012
I first met Baba at his vashi residence before I married prachi. For a change, I was welcomed by an in-law family member with open heart and no pre-conceived notion about me. We spoke for 2 hours. He made me feel special. I guess he loved his daughter very much. And knew, what a son-in-law means. Pallu must be a proud daughter. Baba had the wisdom which very few possess in this world.
Posted by Sandesh Desai on 26th November 2012
Baba was a wonderful man. He was warm, kind and generous. Baba was passionate about his work, family and an inspiration to all. I will never forget his warm and welcoming smile. ...In my heart, forever you will remain. 
Posted by Kshitij Dave on 26th November 2012
Will surely miss him for his profound thoughts & ahead of his time thinking ...a very warm & loving person ...Thank You for all that you have taught us throughout...and may god bless u..
Posted by Poonam Hajare on 25th November 2012
Baba as he was aptly called was " everyone's baba" and also encouraged everyone including myself to never fear and move forward in life. He never lost his temper even though we brought the house down in vashi during holidays and was always there to get us kids out of trouble. I will miss him lots and cherish them time spent with him. God bless him.
Posted by Beth Parab on 25th November 2012
My favorite memory of Baba is of a phone conversation we had one Friday night in May of 2004. Sameer was taking me away for the weekend and I was telling Baba about what we were planning to do. The whole time, he was giggling with great amusement. Only later did I find out it was because he already knew that Sameer was going to propose. I was lucky to be his "daughter."
Posted by Cherry Yagnik on 25th November 2012
kaka will miss you a lot.........
Posted by Gaurashi Sawant on 8th November 2012
will always miss u ajoba ......
Posted by Vidyadhar Phatak on 8th November 2012
I joined CIDCO in June 1970 and soon Parab joined after a brief stint with GIDC and IDC at IIT Bombay. He was totally an unconventional planner and far ahead of his times. Decades before phrases like inclusive, sustainable and participatory became common, he in fact practiced them.

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