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Pran Kohli

September 9, 1930 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 90)

Life Story

Mr. Pran Kohli is survived by:

His wife Mrs. Swadesh Kohli. 

His children and their spouses Nita Uppal, Manoj Uppal, Abha Narang, Vijay Narang, Vinit Kohli, and Sonia Kohli. Grand-kids Megha Uppal, Nikita Uppal, Urvi Narang, Neha Narang, Eshika Kohli, and Nikhil Kohli. 

His beloved brother and sister-in-law Mr. Prem Kohli and Mrs. Sushma Kohli. And their children and spouses Mrs. Nidhi Kakar, Rajeev Kakar,  Mr. Puneet Kohli and Mrs. Anvita Kohli. 

Pran Nath Kohli was born September 9th, 1930 in Lahore (Undivided India). With his dad’s family from Dinga, he spent a lot of his time there growing up with his 2 sisters and 1 brother. He received his BA/MA at Punjab University in Hoshiarpur, a prestigious college. 

Pran came to America in 1959 to pursue higher education. His journey to America at that time via sea from Cochin, Kerala through the Suez canal to Italy and to finally arrive in New York was a historic travel by itself. This travel led him to opportunities in Tennessee where he pursued his MBA at University of Tennessee and then completed his MBA at American University in Washington, DC. He worked at the Indian Embassy in DC at that time serving as a liaison officer for India. In his role, Pran met high ranking US dignitaries including president John F Kennedy, Lyndon B Johnson, ambassadors, various senators and more. That experience was phenomenal and led him to boost his confidence in his abilities to interact with people and outlook in life. 

Being given the honor and opportunity to write a book about History of World Marketing, Pran was supposed to start his assignment. However, Pran always valued family and relationships more than anything else, especially with his Mother. Pran decided it was better to make his way back to India in 1963 at the request of his mother who was missing him dearly. Pran was in London preparing to go back to the US and changed his plan in the middle of the trip and returned to India instead as his mother was missing him dearly. 

After arriving in India, Pran got married to Swadesh Mehta on September 25th, 1963. They raised three wonderful children, Nita, Abha and Vinit. 

‘Kohli Sahib’ had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for learning, traveling, and was a coffee shop enthusiast. He loved to travel, and couldn’t sit still. He was doing what he liked best even this year. He was travelling to meet his kids and grand kids all over the country. He has taught all of his kin that the best way to learn is through travel. Among his many talents include music. He sang for All India Radio in the 50s. The famous ‘Heer’ song which he used to sing on occasions was one of his favourite songs. He loved listening to Aaj Se Teri, Mitwa, Jagjit Singh and more. 

Whomever Pran met, he left a lasting impression. He was known for his warmth, comfort and ability to converse with anyone and everyone of all ages. Pran Nath Kohli was and is a blessing to us all and the backbone of the Kohli family. 

He would always say - “Think positive, be positive, and have faith in God. The rest will be taken care of itself.”

Another one of his favourite quotes have a deep meaning for all of us as well.

“As a rule, man is a fool, 
He wants it hot when it is cold
He wants it cold when it is hot
Always wanting what is not ! “

We will miss him !! He will always live in our hearts !

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December 20, 2020

1:30 PM

Funeral Service
December 20, 2020

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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