Subject: Our beloved Aloke-da passes away
Dated: Jun 24, 2009
Dear Member,

Our beloved Aloke-da is no longer with us. He passed peacefully in his
sleep on Saturday, June 20, 2009.

Aloke-da had been the driving force and backbone of our Bengali
Community.  With his kind and compassionate nature, Aloke-da has
touched our lives in many ways – from Durga Puja, Lakshmi Puja and
KaliPuja – weddings -  through many cultural functions including
Mahalaya -- teaching the first alphabet to many children of our

A person with vision for the future generations, Aloke-da has inspired
and helped many of our children for training in Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory where he spent 35 years of his professional career.

Aloke-da has been the voice of thousands of residents in the Bay Area. 

In a recent message from Aloke-da, he wanted to see a successful NABC
2009. There can’t be any more tribute to Aloke-da than to make our
NABC 2009 a grand success. We will miss his guidance dearly.

Our deepest sympathy to his wife Cathy, and his children Dalia and
Niloy and their families. 
- Pradip Banerjee
Bay Area Prabasi, Inc.
                                                 Dated: 06/24/2009
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.