In Memory of Kishin ``Kay’’ Bhavnani-Ramaby Representative Kevin Brady
Posted on 2015-12-18
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 18, 2015
Mr. BRADY of Texas. Mr. Speaker, even with the joys of the holidays
all around us, this week has been a sad one for The Woodlands. A
`bigger than life' bright light has left us after a long illness.
I was honored to be one of Kishin ``Kay'' Bhavnani's first friends when he moved to The Woodlands in 1987. Kay made any day brighter.
When he passed away on December 16, 2015 after a lengthy illness, I lost a dear friend, but Veena (Shalani), Nick and Amit lost so much more.
Kay was kindness in human form. He never met a stranger. Friends were family and anyone who needed an open shoulder found one in his presence.
Having Kay's support from my days at the Chamber to today was a blessing I can never repay. There were many nights that midnight had long passed, but Kay and I kept talking, laughing, and simply enjoying what friendship is all about.
Kay will be remembered for his bottomless hospitality. When you left his presence, you were on top of the world, because you knew you mattered.
Whether it was a great meal or engaging conversation, Papa Rama, as he was known to his many ``honorary kids'', was the confidant's confidant. His advice, comfort, laughter, and sometimes even a well- deserved kick in the pants to the many young friends of his sons were golden and will be sorely missed.
I will always remember his deep love of all things Elvis Presley. He was born in Hong Kong in 1938 to Sita Bai Bhavnani (nee Advani) and Ramchand Bhavnani, but he embraced America with everything he had.
He not only spent his life making everyone around him feel good, he made them look good. His tailoring talents were second to none.
Our prayers are with his soul mate of 45 years, Veena, their children, beloved grandsons, Zachary and Julian, nieces, nephews and extended family who miss Papa Rama greatly.
I am grateful for his friendship and I grieve along with the entire Rama family.