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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kusum Sahgal, 80 years old, born on November 25, 1940, and passed away on December 24, 2020. We will remember her forever.
January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
Dear Sehgal ji,
We were shocked to hear the Sad news of Madam Kusum Sehgal's sudden death yesterday.We were working together at LHMC where Madam guided all of us as Principal & MS. We realy miss a true teacher, mentor & a great friend. Myself & my wife Gayathri pray God to give you all strength to bear this huge loss. I retired from LHMC in June, 2016. Also we pray allmighty to give a Heavenly Abode to the departed Soul. Jai Sri.Ram.
Dr. S. Nagesh
January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021

I & my family pay homage to respected madam.

Vinod Sharma
January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
Dear Mr Viney Ji,

Learnt about the sad demise of your wife from the newspaper.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Dr Kusum Sahgal soul be at peace with our heavenly father.


Anchan Mago
January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
Dear Viney,
Deeply sorry that Kusum has passed away. For you and your children it’d be rude shock and a space that cannot be filled. Hopefully her end was peaceful.
Subadra & I wish that the pain of her absence is at least partially mitigated by memories relating to her.
January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
Dear Sir,

I have read about sad demise of Dr. Kusum Sahgal ji, in The Hindustan Times dated 26.12.2020, which is indeed a great loss to the family.

I understand the pain and vacuum in life as I also lost my Parents earlier. I pray Almighty God to give eternal peace to the soul of Aunty ji and strength to bear this irreparable loss to the family. May his love remain in hearts and blessings to move forward in life.

With you in grief.

Best Regards,

Sanjeev Singhal
January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
Wish pure and highly evolved Guru Bahen Dr. Kusum Sahgal eternal peace at feet of God and Guruji.

January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
Dear Viney BhaiSaab,

We are deeply saddened to hear about Kusum Bhabhi and pray for the departed soul. I fondly remember her as a karmayogi, a person full of love and respect for all. Our heartfelt condolences and we pray to the almighty to grant you and the entire family, all the strength to bear this loss.

Om Shanti!

With regards,
Asha & Shyam Seth
January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
Dear Viney and family,
Kusum's untimely demise has been a big shock for all of us. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for your healing , comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. Kusum was a kind and a gentle soul and we will always remember her. May her soul rest in peace.
With kind regards,
Brinda Malik
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Dear Mr Sahgal,

Came to know about demise of Dr Sahgal. I got the news from Dr Narender Gupta's wife. Dr Sahgal was a very fine and caring human being. Last I spoke to her when Dr Gulati’s husband left for heavenly abode. May her noble soul rest in peace.

Fondly remembered by
Dr Suneela Garg Dr Arvind Garg
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Dear family members of respected Madam Dr Kusum Sahgal,

Got the sad news of demise of Madam. We worked together for many years. I am indebted to her for the love and affection she had showered upon me. I enjoyed the trust she had in me and hence I could give my best under her guidance and leadership. Wanted to see her often after she got retired from government service but my physical health did not allow me. She was always in my heart and will be there till my last breath.

May her soul rest in peace .
Dr G K Ingle
From MAMC, Now at Indore.
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Dear Vinay, Seema & Sandeep,

Saw the obituary today. Saddened! A flood of memories came rushing in my mind. Hope her last days were comfortable & she was not in pain or agony . The journey of life & embodiment has come to the end but the soul never dies - it is the eternal existence which each one of us is!

My heart felt condolences to all of you & especially to you Vinay. Vinay please convey my best regards & condolences to your younger brother. I have very pleasant memories of him when he worked in MAMC in physiology.

Love & Regards,
Malti Mehra
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Dear Viney Bhai,

Gita and I were deeply saddened to hear the sorrowful news. While the loss is irreparable, we pray to God to give you and the family, the strength to bear it with courage.

We also pray for eternal peace to the departed soul and may it always rest in peace. Both Gita and I were very fond of her and shall always miss her.

With you in grief,

Gita Anil Badhwar
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Dear Viney,

We are shocked to learn about untimely demise of Kusum. She was a wonderful person, poised and helpful. May her soul rest in peace.

Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

best regards,
Ranjit & Indrani Gupta
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Dear Vinay Uncle, Babla and Cherie,

Deeply saddened to learn about Kusum Auntie.

Met her earlier this year and although she was very frail we had a lovely chat and reminisced about old times.

She was always warm and caring and I loved to talk to her about Dad, whom we lost too soon and missed so much. She always had a funny story or two to relate, and her favourite story was about how I washed Vinay Uncle's prized radiogram when I was about three!

As I grew older and learnt to juggle work and family, I admired her more and more for her professional achievements and how she seemed to handle work and home so effortlessly, at a time when few women had made such a profound impact in the workplace. 

Will miss her always. May the almighty give all of you the strength to tide over this very difficult time. 

With affection,

Puchoo and Sidhant
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
I have met Kusum ji only for few occasions.
With Dr Veena Mohan, she always charmed me and left a beautiful memories in my heart.
May God bless her soul in peace.

Kamal Modi
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December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023
I knew Dr Kusum since 1976 when I entered MAMC as a first year student. She was one of the most smart, talented, compassionate and approachable teacher not only in PSM but among all the faculty member.
What impressed me most was her sophistication combination with simplicity.
I emulated her mannerisms when I myself became a faculty in my Alma Mater. Stay blessed
December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023
Homage to Dr kusum Sahgal. A loving class mate, a pleasant principal of L.H.M college. May her soul rest in peace.
From Professor Dr S.K Chugh.
December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023
Our deepest condolences to Mr Viney Sehgal, Seema and Vikram.
Her Life

From her dear sister-in-law

February 25, 2021
Remembering Dr. Kusum Sahgal  fondly

Dear Kusum, you have left us but you will never be forgotten because you have left your indelible footprints in the sands of time! 

Kusum was an integral part of our family for almost 57 lovely years and very gracefully took on the role of “Barri Bhabhi” for me, always guiding me in the right direction. Anand, Latika, Deepika, and the entire family were so fortunate to receive so much love and care from her and from dear brother Viney, which we will always cherish. She would shower us with love when we went to India, always focused on helping us make the most of our visits there. The entire family used to so look forward to her and Viney’s summertime visits with us to the US.We will always cherish the good times we had and remember her for her very warm, loving, caring, forgiving and generous personality and feel gratitude for the times we spent together. 

Kusum was a highly accomplished person of great academic, intellectual, and professional achievements that one can justifiably be very proud of, yet she never dwelled on her accomplishments or shared them with us.She identified more with her role as a family member and as a spiritual and an inquisitive seeker of the truth and divine knowledge through study and meditation.She meditated for hours together, which no doubt gave her a lot of inner strength that I admired.  I looked upon her with reverence as someone who had attained so much spiritual growth through the path of meditation that I had designated her as our savior with special powers in her prayers.Whenever I was anxious or worried about anything or anyone, I would ask her to pray for us. She would invariably comfort me by saying, “I am already doing that! As A matter of fact, I pray for you and the entire family daily.” 

Kusum was a very devoted member of the Self Realization Fellowship family who never pushed her religious beliefs on others.I would express my surprise at this to her. She believed that a person who was mentally and spiritually ready would himself seek that knowledge and ask questions that she would gladly answer. 
Today, we mourn Kusum’s physical absence. Dear Viney, Sandeep, Seema, Vikram, Vedant and Dhruv, we share your loss and love you all deeply. However, her spirit lives on. Her indestructible soul lives on.Our beautiful memories of her as a selfless and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and a senior family member of a very, very, united family will live on and continue to inspire us, always. She truly lived a life worth celebrating! Rest in peace, dear Kusum, until we meet again, because I do believe in rebirth and life after life. 

Kusum’s Life History

February 22, 2021
Dr Kusum Sahgal was born on November 25, 1940, in Kericho, Kenya. She moved to Calcutta, India with her parents as a six year old. They moved to Delhi around 1954.
She did her matriculation from Punjab University, and topped.
She did her Pre-medical from Hindu College in Delhi, and was at the top of her class. She joined Lady Harding’s Medical College as a student in 1958, graduating in 1963. She topped her class in LHMC and won several medals. She was married on February 1, 1964 and moved to DLW Campus in Varanasi with her husband who was in the Indian Railways.
She did her MD in Preventive and Social Medicine from BHU in 1967 and worked briefly as a Lecturer in BHU. Both her children, a son and a daughter, were born in Varanasi.

In August 1969, she moved to Delhi when her husband resigned from the Railways to take up a Private Sector assignment,

In 1970 she joined MAMC as a lecturer and rose to be Director Professor and HOD of PSM. She was Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Delhi Medical Council.

In 1995 she was hand picked to join NACO as a Jt. Director, and was in charge of the Information, Education and Communication Division when NACO was in its infancy. She represented the country in various conferences overseas.

In 1996, after a brief second stint in MAMC, she was appointed Principal, LHMC, and MS of the associated Kalawati Saran and Sucheta Kripalani Hospitals, where she continued until taking premature retirement in December 1999.

She was deeply spiritual throughout her career. In 1980 she became a disciple of Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, and was Chair of the Delhi Kendra. She was very highly regarded in the Yogananda Satsanga Society in India as well as in the parent organisation SRF In Los Angeles.

In 2016, she became the force behind setting up of the Sahgal’s Paramahansa Yogananda Charitable Trust, of which she was a Trustee. Under her direction, the Trust set up a Charity Wing in the ICare Hospital in Sector 26, Noida. The Trust is also getting a school for underprivileged children constructed in Ranchi, and is also involved in other charitable activities.

She had an unfortunate fall in November 2016, followed by a Hemiarthroplasty. This limited her mobility, but not her indomitable spirit. Despite various health issues, she remained functional till the very end, and passed away on Christmas Eve 2020.
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February 1
My dearest Kusum,

Today is the 60th anniversary of the day in 1964 when we got married. It has been a very emotional day for me, and there is a virtual avalanche of so many memories flooding my brain. It was my good fortune that there is such a precious library of the images of the great times that we spent together.

I try to tell myself that the time for grieving is past, and that one must dwell on the positives, but sadly, I am not always successful.

Even so, we have shared so much joy and fulfilment, and there is so much to celebrate also. I will try to focus on that, and to offer my thanks to the Almighty that He brought us together, and for the wonderful and blessed years that He gave us both.

I will ofcourse always continue to miss you, and will remain forever yours,

December 24, 2023
My dearest darling,
Today marks the passage of three whole years since you left us, with only memories of the great times we spent together left to sustain one.

The fact of my missing you remains, and the passage of time has done little to assuage that.

Rational thought tells me that I ought to be eternally grateful for all the years of your love and companionship but at times, I confess that the pain of missing you is still so palpable.

You will always be remembered for your unwavering value system, your spiritual devotion and attainments, and for having brought so much joy and fulfilment in the lives of everyone whose lives you touched.

I will continue to miss you, and will remain forever yours,

Thoughts on your birthday

November 27, 2023
Kusum, my dearest,

25th marked the day you would have been 83 years old, and it was indeed an emotional day for me. It was a day of reflection and remembrance, and of re-living memories of the great times we spent together.

I miss you terribly, my darling, and the only consolation is that Babla, Cherie Vikram andthe grandkids are so understanding and loving, and the support of our close knit family helps to sustain me.

As always, my heart is filled with gratitude for bringing so much joy and fulfilment into my life, and for being not only my beloved wife, but also my spiritual guide and mentor.

I beseech the Almighty to keep you forever happy and in His eternal loving embrace.

Forever yours,

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