Mrs Vijay Agarwal (76 yrs) Kadri

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Mangaluru: Founder of Agarwal Agencies Vijay Agarwal Dead at age 76

Team Mangalorean

Mangaluru: Vijay Agarwal, wife of late Dr Kamaleshwar Lal Agrawal (Dr. K. L. Agrawal) passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015 after a prolonged illness. They were married for 56 years. Born on January 16, 1939, she was one of six siblings of the Gupta family.


As many of you know, she was a dynamo of energy in her hey days. She had a Masters degree in English Literature from Lucknow University, biking to college and back during her first pregnancy in 1959. Sixteen years later, in 1975, she enthusiastically founded Agarwal Agencies, a handicrafts and gift shop that she first started at the Agarwal home. Soon thereafter she founded Ruchic boutique, offering unique custom-made cut work and embroidered clothing for women. This energetic and accomplished entrepreneur, one of a few women of her generation in India, was a nominee for the Indira Gandhi Woman Entrepreneur award.

She had an immense passion for gardening and won numerous prizes at the annual horticulture shows in Mangalore. Her culinary skills were legendary – she mentored a whole new generation on the joy and art of Indian cuisine – teaching them to experiment in their kitchens, even giving them lessons in making specialty foods like nan-khatais and pani-puris ! Though she was from North India, she quickly learned the local languages of Mangaluru and was fluent in Tulu and Kannada. In the words of her grandson, “she raised three amazing sons and that by itself is a great contribution to society”. We will miss her “can do” magic but will be inspired by her forever.

She is survived by her three brothers, Mahesh, Umesh and Ramesh Gupta, two sisters Vinay and Abha, three sons, Anant, Anupam and Ruchir, daughters-in-law, Anuradha, Lisa and Madhuri, and grand-children, Akash and Anisha, Alex and Megan, and Akshay.

Funeral is on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at 1:00 pm

For more details contact :Ruchir : 9845699365

Mrs Vijay Agarwal (76 yrs) Kadri

Mrs Vijay Agarwal, 76 years, w/o Late Dr K L Agarwal, Mother of Anant Agarwal, Anupam Agarwal and Ruchir Agarwal, passed away on Sunday, 7 June at a private hospital here after a prolonged illness.

Funeral on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at 1 pm

For further details Contact : Ruchir: 9845699365

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