July 15, 1923 ~ February 11, 2013
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.