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Devendra Varma

July 15, 1923 - February 11, 2013

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A private family service was held.

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Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Devendra Varma

July 15, 1923 - February 11, 2013

Obituary

Devendra Prasad Varma, 89, Fargo, ND passed away on February 11, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo.  He was born on July 15, 1923 to Radhika (Devi) and Tarini Prasad Varma in Patna, Bihar, India.  He was married to Bimal Varma until her passing in 1990.  He grew up in Arrah and worked in BISCOMAUN as Secretary dealing with agricultural products.  In 1969, under USAID, he was part of an exchange program where he visited all over the United States, Hong Kong, Philippines, and South Korea, going over the agricultural advancement in these countries.  He retired in 1981 and was involved in various philanthropic work until 1994.  Since 2007, he resided in Fargo. 

He was respected and liked by many and led a very disciplined life.  He was a role model of how to live life independently with a positive outlook.

He is survived by his son, Amiy Varma; daughter, Ragini Varma; older brother; daughter-in-law, Jaya; son-in-law, Bhupinder S. Juneja; and two grandsons, Ashish and Anurag.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bimal; and two children, Mukti and Supriy.

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24 responses to “Devendra Varma”

  1. amlendu prabhakar says:

    May God rest his soul in peace. The life he led is an example for all of us to follow.

  2. Cindy Peterson says:

    Eau Claire WIDeepest sympathies to you and yours on the loss of your father. My dad passed away over a decade ago – but it could have been yesterday for as vivid as the memories I have of him are. Miss him deeply, but cherish all the wonderful memories. Your friend, Cindy

  3. Janice Sedivec says:

    West Fargo North Dakota
    We extend sympathy to the family for your deep loss. I am sorry we missed the opportunity to meet and get to know you father. From our conversations with you, ragini, I know he was a wonderful and talented man. Jan

  4. Badrish Prakash says:

    Chicago ILI remember Gopal Nana buying us candies when we used to go visit him at Kankarbagh as kids. My mother was very dear to him.

    A gentle soul and a thorough genleman.

    ~ Badrish

  5. Samarjit Kumar Varma (Rajaji) says:

    MUMBAI Maharashtra
    I will miss you Gopal kaka.
    I cannot forget the smiling face of Gopal kaka! When we were kids, he use to always come with sweets in his pocket! He was always immaculately dressed and his shoes were always well polished!! He use to teach us how shoes were polished!
    In his younger days,as narrated by Sohan chacha, he was very popular with the kids at Bhaluhipur,Arrah.(ancestral place).
    My memory of him is of Patna days and he use to come home on every festival/ occasion.
    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!!

  6. Anshuman Tripathy says:

    Delhi DelhiIt was one those cold September evenings of 1993. I had just joined ND
    SU as a freshman into the college of engineering and had decided to take walk down the sidewalk from Churchill Hall past the Presidents House. When I ran into a person with a pleasant appearance and a smile on his face. He was well bundled up in warm clothes and introduced himself and asked me if I was also from India. I told him yes, and we ended up walking the length of the sidewalk. I really enjoyed walking with this gentleman as he spoke only good kind warm words. He was filled with word for the wise and gave me and eye opener for dealing with college life in US.

    As the conversation neared the end, this nice gentleman gave me a Butterscotch candy and asked me to meet him from time to time in the different Indian or Asian Students get togethers. During this time I hadn’t met Ragini, but when I was once relating this person to her, she said, you must have met my father, we had a good laugh about the butterscotch candy. But, I still remember his advise and his candy.

    Rest In Peace Sir.

  7. Jan Lofberg says:

    Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through this difficult time of grieving for someone that will be deeply missed.

  8. Milka Singha says:

    Once again Amiy please take care of yourself and my prayers are with you.
    Thank you!

  9. Ashish Vikram says:

    Rest in Peace

  10. gopal krishna says:

    Patna Biharso sad to get this news. Verma cha was very closely associated to my late father Siya Ram Sinha (Retd. A.D.M) . Today i remember his toffees which he used to give me .

  11. Dr. Siamak Yazdani says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Dear Amiy and family:

    Please accept our sincere condolences for passing of your father. I had a pleasure of meeting him on several occasions. He was a gentleman and a kind person and very proud of you. May he rest in peace.

  12. Kalpana Katti says:

    Dear Amiy and Jaya,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. May his sould rest in peace. We wish you strength in going through this sad time.
    Best Regards
    Dinesh and Kalpana

  13. Padmanabhan says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Amiy,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Uma, Ganesh, Padma and I have fond memories of your father as a kind, gentle, outgoing, people-person. We remember him giving candies to us affectionately. He certainly was a highly independent and thorough gentleman.

    May his soul rest in peace!

    Sincerely,
    Uma, Padmanabhan, Ganesh and Padma

  14. Magdy Abdelrahman says:

    Fargo ND
    Amiy,

    My condolences to you and to your family.

    Magdy

  15. Sunita Roy says:

    Kolkata West BengalMay his soul rest in peace…..

  16. Dr.Shamim says:

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May his soul rest in peace

  17. Azam Khan says:

    It has been an honor to have met you several times during my college years. I remember you as a kind, gentle, and a very polite person! Candies that you used to pass around will always be remembered in my memories.

    May your soul rest in peace!

  18. khushboo says:

    Patna BiharA Life
    Full of Life
    I observed
    When I was introduced to him
    In his early 60s.

    He was living
    His Retired Life.
    Still A Life
    Full Of Life.

    He lived a Disciplined Life
    Like

    Early to Rise
    And Early to Bed.
    He never missed
    A single Day
    To write his Daily Diary
    In which he never lied.

    He taught me ABC
    And took regular tests
    He punched previous pages
    And told me to write
    on A Fresh Page
    Which taught me
    A Lifetime Lesson
    To keep away from Cheating and Forgery.

    He lived all alone
    In his Big House.
    Still he had a life
    Full of Life.

    His house used to be the most
    Entertaining Place for me.
    Even more entertaining
    Than a park, or a cinema hall or a big Restaurant.

    He talked to me
    All of my interests
    He served me
    All of my interests.

    He had such vibrations
    That could make anyone
    From A small kid like me
    To an old man older than him
    Full of Life.

    Because
    He lived a Life
    Full of Life.

    He carried
    The Colourful Poppins
    The Fashionable Dresses
    The Positive Attitude
    The varieties of Candies
    The Colourful Memories
    The Kind words

    Who else other than him can be?
    He was
    A life
    Full of Life.

    He was none
    But my “Dearest Nana ji”
    Who left us for his heavenly abode.
    He lived his 90 years
    But lived till the last day.

    He left us teaching me and many
    To live a life
    Full of life.
    – Dedicated to You Nana Ji,
    Khushboo

  19. Khushboo says:

    Patna BiharA Life
    Full of Life
    I observed
    When I was introduced to him
    In his early 60s.

    He was living
    His Retired Life.
    Still A Life
    Full Of Life.

    He lived a Disciplined Life
    Like

    Early to Rise
    And Early to Bed.
    He never missed
    A single Day
    To write his Daily Diary
    In which he never lied.

    He taught me ABC
    And took regular tests
    He punched previous pages
    And told me to write
    on A Fresh Page
    Which taught me
    A Lifetime Lesson
    To keep away from Cheating and Forgery.

    He lived all alone
    In his Big House.
    Still he had a life
    Full of Life.

    His house used to be the most
    Entertaining Place for me.
    Even more entertaining
    Than a park, or a cinema hall or a big Restaurant.

    He talked to me
    All of my interests
    He served me
    All of my interests.

    He had such vibrations
    That could make anyone
    From A small kid like me
    To an old man older than him
    Full of Life.

    Because
    He lived a Life
    Full of Life.

    He carried
    The Colourful Poppins
    The Fashionable Dresses
    The Positive Attitude
    The varieties of Candies
    The Colourful Memories
    The Kind words

    Who else other than him can be?
    He was
    A life
    Full of Life.

    He was none
    But my “Dearest Nana ji”
    Who left us for his heavenly abode.
    He lived his 90 years
    But lived till the last day.

    He left us teaching me and many
    To live a life
    Full of life.
    – Dedicated to You Nana Ji,
    Khushboo

  20. Shamina D & Ashish R says:

    Dear Ragini & Bhupinder,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    I’m sure you will carry on the tradition of social service and a positive outlook which your father personified.
    Regards
    Shamina & Ashish
    Ocean NJ

  21. Michael Aguirre & Family says:

    Center City Minnesota
    Though I may have never met him, I know his daughter. And if she is a true example of her father, then he truly was a great man. Please accept our families condolences to all his family, and to our friend- Ragini Varma.

  22. Suparna says:

    Ragini, our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  23. Divya Saxena says:

    Dear Amiy Jijaji,
    Please accept our condolences for the loss of our dear Babuji.
    Sincerely,
    Divya & Vineet

  24. Divya Saxena says:

    Dear Amiy Jijaji,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. It was very sad to hear the news of Babuji’s passing away and we can only imagine how difficult it has been for you. We write you with heartfelt condolences at this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Vineet & Divya

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