Let the memory of Madhukar Bhai be with us forever
  • 82 years old
  • Born on September 24, 1927 in Bhavnagar, India.
  • Passed away on June 28, 2010 in Amdavad, India.

A beloved husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather, Madhukar Mehta passed away in Amdavad on June 28, 2010 after a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife Uma, sons Sushrut and Utpal.

He played the hand he was dealt and had no regrets. Always played by the rules, he was proud of his achievements and satisfied with his life, and he always had a smile.

We will remember and miss him forever. 

Posted by Melvin Oakes on September 24, 2018
I am now of the same age as Madhu at the time of his death. As I, maybe foolishly, look forward to many more years of life, I mourn his loss of so many more years that would have further enriched our lives. Today I remember his remarkable family and one of the kindest women that ever graced this earth. We send our deepest affection and love to Uma.
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on June 29, 2016
Dear Daddy, Your family misses you. The grandchildren are growing up fast. Rohan is in his third year of grad school and wants to be a professer. Pinku has graduated from UCLA and is going for her PhD program, Little Salil is now a big boy and a very good Soccer Player... We have one sportsman in our family now. We wish you peace.
Posted by Melvin Oakes on June 28, 2016
Our thoughts will be with the family on this sad day, however we will focus on the many good times and many treasures that Madhu shared with us that so greatly enriched our lives.
Posted by Melvin Oakes on June 28, 2014
The adage that time heals everything is sadly not true. The pain of Madhu's loss is no less today than four years ago. Today is my wife, Pat's, birthday and while we celebrate, we also have moments of silence and sadness for the loss of our dear friend. We extend our love to Uma and the family.
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on September 24, 2012
Happy birthday dear Daddy....today we took Priyanka to her college. It was a very trying day emotionally. She prayed by your picture before leaving. Do keep her safe and watch over her. We miss your smiling face,
Posted by Alok Mehta on July 2, 2012
Feels like just yesterday when Madhukaka and Uma Kaki visited us, here in Bangalore....in 2000! I am blessed to have been born amdist giants.... Fondly.
Posted by Melvin Oakes on July 2, 2012
I met Madhu in 1958 when we both entered FSU in Tallahassee seeking a Ph. D. in physics. We bonded quickly, I appreciated his kindness, honesty and vast knowledge of India's history. Eventually I married and we became lifelong friends with Uma and him. They had a lasting impact on our lives. Madhu's passing was very painful for us. He was a great friend and scientist, irreplaceable.
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on June 28, 2012
Dear Daddy, Another year has gone by without your presence. We miss you a lot. Very often we use words that you used to say, like pizzum, and good tea!!! Your grandchildren are growing up very fast. You will be proud of all them including little Salil. Rohan, is now 21... Yes...Johan...is 21. He is a sweet and gentle boy....to be cont
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on June 28, 2012
So, as I was saying earlier, Ro has taken Math and Biology as his majors. He is also moderating quiz bowls for high schools and can get very competitive at times. Your granddaughter, Priyanka, is another character. Strong minded and very sure of her opinions. She is also very kind and helps out all her friends by tutoring them and helping them in the subjects they could use help with...
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on June 28, 2012
Yes, and Pri also loves watching Cosby Show with Ro. She is graduating from high school with honors and going to UCLA. Her subject is Cognitive science. Sushrut has vpbeen traveling a lot so goes and visits Pune at least once a year. He brings us reports on how Salil baba is growing up. Please watch over your grandchildren and children.
Posted by Nishita Mehta on June 28, 2012
Madhu Kaka, Hope you are doing fine with daddu! :)
Posted by Dr. Sanjiv Desai on September 26, 2011
I feel as if I am staring at an unfillable void/vacuum. How I wish we could personally wish him on his birthday. May his soul rest in peace. Sanjiv-Gayatri
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on September 24, 2011
We pray that you are at peace wherever you are! Happy 84th birthday to you.
Posted by Dr. Sanjiv Desai on August 4, 2011
I loved and respected him. I shall miss him forever. God makes less of such kind, it seems, of late.
Posted by Aditi Vahia on July 19, 2010
Madhukar Mama, you lived the proverb "Vidya vinay thi shobhe chhe". I am proud because I am a part of a family which had you. Will miss you always.
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on July 19, 2010
We were thinking of you today when we passed Target! "traje..." and Rohan and Pinku were missing you!
Posted by Dr. Sanjiv Desai on July 16, 2010
A person whose memories we cherish and value for his intelligence,quality of persona and love for physics. Very affectionate person. What a loss! Sanjiv-Gayatri
Posted by Samarth Vohra on July 15, 2010
Posted by Ila Mehta on July 9, 2010
Madhukaka, the full moon still seems closer than on other days..... will you come to tell me and stuti again why, if we asked?....the hollow in my tummy just refuses to go...
Posted by Alok Mehta on July 8, 2010
Dear Madhu Kaka, you were and will always remain my favourite kaka. So many memories, so vivid and so full.... Will write again.
Posted by Nishita Mehta on July 5, 2010
pranam madhu kaka...mane haji yaad chhe tame vadodara aavta hata tyare daddu saathe ghani badhi vaato karta ane ghana badha matters ma different point of view hova thi discussions karta..miss you
Posted by Ratna Mehta on July 4, 2010
Dear Daddy, We will always miss you...But you are in our hearts forever and ever. Your memories live on. Ratna Utpal and Salil
Posted by Dick Sharad on July 4, 2010
We had the privilege of knowing Shri Madhukarbhai in brief meetings. He was a unique combination of high intellect, warm heart, natural sense of humor, and gentle attitudes. May God give him peace.
Posted by Kshitish Divatia on July 4, 2010
The science community in Gujarat will miss a great nuclear scientist and a gentleman with the highest ethical values in life. May his soul rest in peace. Kshitiswh Divatia
Posted by Sushrut And Moha Mehta on July 3, 2010
Dear Daddy, We miss you! Sushrut, Moha, Rohan and Priyanka

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