South Asian community is in shock today following the news
that one of its most prominent passed aways suddenly yesterday
at the age of 43.
Rangar was the lead organizer of SouthAsianFest, which is
held during the second week in August on the grounds of
Ottawa City Hall. He was also the host of Mirch Masala Mix
and Bhangra Nation on CHIN 97.1 FM.
Rangar is survived by his wife Oshimi and their daughter
Neela. FACEBOOK PHOTO
importantly he was a devoted husband to his wife Oshima
and the proud father of their young daughter Neela.
recently hosted the SouthAsianFest launch party just 10
days ago. He will be remembered by those who have met him
for his infectious smile, his enthusiasm for the Nation'a
Capital and its South Asian community and for his ability
to instantly connect with people, both young and old, from
every walk of life.
of Ranger's death is unknown at this time. Members of his
family were making funeral arrangements on Saturday. The
43-year-old Avalon resident was being eulogized by friends
and colleagues on various social media platforms within
minutes of his passing.
being remembered by many as a proud family man and a champion
of the South Asian community and its relevance, influence
and importance in the community at large.
was our main pillar in our South Asian community in Ottawa,"
friend Ajitpal Dhaliwal told CBC Ottawa. "He was always
representing the 613 and always wanted to put Ottawa on
so many different groups of people. It's a major loss,"
another friend, ANuj Joshi, added.
local politicians and community leaders also posted their
condolences online including Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson who
wrote, "This is very sad news. Hunsdeep was such a
great contributor to the community. My sympathies to his
family and many friends."
is survived by his wife Oshima, their daughter Neela, his
brother Bundeep and his mother Vinnie. His father Gurbir
Singh Rangar passed away last February.
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