This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, teacher, friend, and mentor Parmender P. Mehta.

Posted by Carlos Perez-Stable on March 6, 2019
Deeply saddened by Parmender’s passing. When in Miami, we were brothers in research and all aspects of life, and our conversations made the work environment very pleasant. Parmender led a life of quality, devotion, passion, and love. I am fortunate to have had him in my life. Condolences to Manju, Pankaj, Pooja, and entire family.
Carlos Perez-Stable
Posted by Darshan Mehta on March 6, 2019
It was agreat personal loss to me and to whole of mehta family as u have left for your heavenly journey dear pammi. We could never thought of loosing u but destiny has thought otherwise. U will always remain in the heart of all the family members and we pray to almighty to rest your divine soul in peace
Posted by Bal Lokeshwar on March 5, 2019
Vinata and Bal Lokeshwar
Our deepest sympathy to Manju, Pankaj, Pooja and family. So many memories going as back as nearly thirty years. Were those the memories of dinner parties that we had or the game of carrom or the discussions that we had about politics. Were those the memories when talked about experiments in the hallways of Rosensteil building in Miami or the reagents that we borrowed as all of us were starting out? Were those the memories of prostate cancer group where we could discuss any crazy ideas among friends, or was it the memory of all us getting together in Desh and Lata’s house, anxiously awaiting the arrival of 21st century? Memories of Gazals, and old movie songs, of Rajama and Bhaturas, of God and after life, of being peaceful about any and everything that life brings. Memories of your gentle and kind nature, admiration and not jealousy about your peer’s success and a peaceful contented smile. Paramender you will live in our memories…. Taal Pe Taal Mila, Aaja Mil Ne Ki Aas Hai….Ek Baar Wapas Aaja
Posted by Asha Bhavsar on March 5, 2019
Dear Dr.Mehta,
I had met you and Manjuji only once when we visited Omaha to celebrate Janak Uncle's (Bhavna's dad) 90th birthday - but you and Manjuji left lasting impression on me -- Your harmonica play and a short talk I had with you and Manjuji was enough to reflect your inner self -- My deepest condolence to Manjuji and family
With Pranam Asha Bhavsar
Posted by Shikhar Saxena on March 5, 2019
Dr. Mehta,
Both myself, Shikhar Saxena, and my wife, Kristin Saxena, had you as a teacher at UNMC. What I will most remember about you is not your lectures, but how kind and warm you were as a person. Your smile was infectious.
May you rest in peace and condolences to your family.
Posted by Dr. Abhijit Banerjee on March 5, 2019
Dr. MEHTA, as me and Romi (my wife) know him personally from our association at UNMC, was a gem of a person by heart and a very supportive individual. Will miss his collegiality as a colleague and friend. Imbibed some of his traits to appreciate nature, always.
Miss you Sir, and Rest in peace!
Posted by Thomas Panavelil on March 5, 2019
Parmender P. Mehta, I can’t believe you were taken away this soon, my friend. It’s quite heartbreaking. You were a great researcher, a great teacher and above all a loving & caring man. Can’t forget the musical evenings where you played Harmonica real professional especially “Mere Sapanomki” & me accompanying you on guitar. Thanks for teaching me how to do great Southern blots, Northern’s & Westerns. Will never forget you bringing two sandwiches for lunch & always offering me one. My humble prayers for Manju, Pankaj, Pooja & the greater family. Parmender P. Mehta Manju Mehta Pooja Mehta
Posted by Amit Tuli on March 5, 2019
Dr. Mehta (that's how I used to call him)...a simple intellectual person and always full of love towards others...You will be missed forever...RIP
Posted by Samriti Behl on March 5, 2019
"The Noble Soul"
Today if I look back and think about you,
I see a self made man and yes that’s true!!!
A man of his words, his thoughts and his principles,
How can I forgot whatever talks which we had were so sensible.
Every word which you shared had a deep meaning,
All your thoughts had a spiritual weaning.
I still remember your face, always calm and composed,
The aura you carried had positivity enclosed.
You were the most self contended person I know;
It’s your kindness and love which we all owed.
It was too early for you to be invisible,
What to do, God plans are always invincible!!!
But you will always stay alive in our hearts,
Your presence within us will never get apart!!!
Love you Uncle and miss you always
Mitu
Posted by Niharika Ghosh on March 5, 2019
The most gentle, warm, caring and loving person we all were so fortunate to know. The purity of your heart was always so touching.
Remember you with love always.
Posted by Ani Das on March 5, 2019
Great person! May his soul rest in peace!

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Posted by Carlos Perez-Stable on March 6, 2019
Deeply saddened by Parmender’s passing. When in Miami, we were brothers in research and all aspects of life, and our conversations made the work environment very pleasant. Parmender led a life of quality, devotion, passion, and love. I am fortunate to have had him in my life. Condolences to Manju, Pankaj, Pooja, and entire family.
Carlos Perez-Stable
Posted by Darshan Mehta on March 6, 2019
It was agreat personal loss to me and to whole of mehta family as u have left for your heavenly journey dear pammi. We could never thought of loosing u but destiny has thought otherwise. U will always remain in the heart of all the family members and we pray to almighty to rest your divine soul in peace
Posted by Bal Lokeshwar on March 5, 2019
Vinata and Bal Lokeshwar
Our deepest sympathy to Manju, Pankaj, Pooja and family. So many memories going as back as nearly thirty years. Were those the memories of dinner parties that we had or the game of carrom or the discussions that we had about politics. Were those the memories when talked about experiments in the hallways of Rosensteil building in Miami or the reagents that we borrowed as all of us were starting out? Were those the memories of prostate cancer group where we could discuss any crazy ideas among friends, or was it the memory of all us getting together in Desh and Lata’s house, anxiously awaiting the arrival of 21st century? Memories of Gazals, and old movie songs, of Rajama and Bhaturas, of God and after life, of being peaceful about any and everything that life brings. Memories of your gentle and kind nature, admiration and not jealousy about your peer’s success and a peaceful contented smile. Paramender you will live in our memories…. Taal Pe Taal Mila, Aaja Mil Ne Ki Aas Hai….Ek Baar Wapas Aaja
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Abode of humbleness

Shared by Subbarayan Pochi on June 20, 2019

Looking back, two decades ago I met with Dr. Mehta at the University of Miami Medical School. He was one of the few faculties, who cared to talk to a postdoc. Since that first chance meeting, we spent countless, but never enough, hours discussing everything under the sun. I may never know, why, but, he took me under his wings and showed that life exists beyond the lab.

“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda is the greatest physical gifts, I ever received from him. Oh boy, this book has positively affected my life in countless ways. Two decades later, still this is my coffee table book. Dr. Mehta, thank you for being such a caring person. We miss you dearly. RIP!

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity”. - Kahlil Gibran

We love you very much.

Shared by Rakesh Singh on March 5, 2019

Like many of you, I am still not able to accept that my beloved brother and friend Parmender ji is not here. A pure soul on his journey to detachment with self realization. His favorite Bhajan was a stuti by Adi Shankaracharya - ChidanandroopShivohumshivohum, truly reflects who he was and It means “I am Shiva”. It reminds us of our oneness with the absolute, the transcendent, the ultimate reality - the truth.

The nature of Shiva is acceptance, we may believe whatever we want, do whatever we like but so long as we have devotion and love in our heart we will merge, when the time is ripe into oneness, that is free from suffering and pain. My brother truly represented this Mantra in his life.

He was kind, caring, full of positivity, and alwaysready to serve. His biggest quality was that he made everyone feel good about themselves. There is no better wealth greater than contentment, no victory greater than controlling a turbulent mind, no power greater than universal love, and no attainment greater than self realization.

I am having difficulty to explain my feelings for a great soul, my brother, a close friend. My dear brother, you personified serenity and contentment. On personal note, he always made me feel special, supported me throughout professionally and personally.  All I can say that he may have gone from sight, but never from our hearts.

ॐ शान्ति।  

I miss you

Shared by Kiran Bina on March 4, 2019

You were always there when i needed advise; an elder brother willing to give time no matter how busy you were. kindest person i have ever met. Yes we were the ‘pahadiya’ from the Himalayas. I am stunned don’t know what to do- just the kind of time i would come to you.