Simi Jaisinghani, age 62, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on April 8, 2017 at the Jaisinghani family residence in Baton Rouge.
Simi was born as Veena Israni in Bombay, India and migrated to the United States in 1978 after receiving her Bachelor of Sciences from Jai Hind College in Bombay in 1976 and marrying her husband, Kailash Jaisinghani, in 1978. Upon arriving in Baton Rouge, Simi held various positions with U.S. federal and state agencies before retiring to serve her community. Simi was active in the Indian-American community in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, most notably serving as President of the Hindu Samaj of Baton Rouge for four years.
Simi is survived by her husband Kailash Jaisinghani, her son Sumeet Jaisinghani and his wife Nili Jaisinghani, her sisters Ranie Dansingani, Priya Mahbubani, Dhanu Ramchandani, her brother Rajesh Israni and her mother Indra Israni.
She is preceded in death by her father Jaikishin Israni.
Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home on April 10, 2017 from 4:00pm until services at 5:00pm. Cremation will follow at 5:45pm for immediate family only. Bhajans (prayers) will be held at 6:30pm at the Hindu Samaj of Baton Rouge, followed by a catered dinner.
Pallbearers will be Sumeet Jaisinghani, Kailash Jaisinghani, Rajesh Israni and Dr. Bharat Sangani.
The Jaisinghani family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Bharat Sangani, her tireless physician and father-in-law to Sumeet, along with Emily Baldwin and Jessica Lomas.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
I am so sorry to hear Simi passed away. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. I was away in India for several months. Simi was a very sweet and loving person and I have many happy memories of her. May her soul Rest In Peace
Chandan SharmaBaton Rouge, LA
I am so very sorry to learn about the passing away of dear Simi. I have such lovely memories of having spent time with her and Kailash in Baton Rouge. She was a kind and gentle soul and I will always remember her very fondly. My condolences to Kailash and Sumeet and the entire Jaisinghani family.
Newark MainkarMinneapolis, MN
May her soul Rest In Peace, my deep condolences to her entire family, God give them strength to face this sudden situation !
Manohar ParmaniMumbai, IL
I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and know that I am praying for peace for you both.
Avinash WaikarBaton Rouge, LA
As I sit here and see Mrs. Simi's beautiful picture I am reminded of how much I miss her. She always greeted me with a smile. Asked me how my day was and how school was going. She would send Mr. Kelly out of the house so we could talk and get to work. We would talk about how Sumeet was doing, what Mr. Kelly did that she found funny, or what Fox news was reporting. We would cook together and organize the cabinets. She started as just a patient but became a 2nd mother, friend, and mentor. She was truly my first patient as a student nurse and she knew of my intelligence and wisdom so she trusted me with her life and I did my very best to make sure she was taken care of until her time on earth was done. She was smart, witty, and funny. She was resilient and strong, even in her last days with us. I believe we got along so well because I pushed when no one else would, yet I was patient when she got frustrated. I also had the knowledge and skill to back up my reasoning. I truly loved that beautiful woman and special soul.I gave her my strength when she needed me to take care of her and be strong for her and her family. Now I am grieving with each one of you. I have solace in the knowledge that she is in her eternal resting place and is running the show and watching over us. I am happy I can tell your future children and grandchildren all about her and help pass down her memory. Though she may be gone and my job is done, I will always be here for each one of you. Thank you for giving me the honor and blessing of knowing your mom on an intimate level. I will cherish those memories forever.
Emily BaldwinPride, LA
I would like to take a solemn moment and honor Simi Aunty with a brief reflection, the sadness our family has felt upon hearing the news of her demise, runs deep. It is hard to accept that a lively person like her with good cheer is not among us today.
Words will not be able to capture the fullness of her life, even if I tried. There is no doubt she stood tall in each one of our lives, in one way or the other. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I wish Kailash Uncle and my brother Sumeet much strength through this tough time.
Ramit JoshiShawnee, KS
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Sudha and Vaidy
Sudha and VaidyBaton Rouge, LA
I am deeply saddened about the loss of my dear aunt Simi. I know we have to try to be strong and always remember that the thing she wants the most is for her loved ones to be happy and celebrate the life that she had.
Please accept my condolences and God bless the departed soul and give strength to the family to bear the loss.
harbhajan garchabaton rouge, LA
We were deeply saddened on learning about the passing away of Simi. She was a talented, compassionate and an extremely courageous lady. She was a pillar of strength to her family. What distinguished her was her easy charm and her ready smile. We shall miss her - specially her comforting manner and her infectious smile. We pray that her soul Rest in Peace. We also pray that God give the family, in particular, Kailash, Sumeet and Nili the strength to bear this irreparable loss. God Bless.
Jaikrishin MataiGurgaon, PA
Dear Uncle Kailash and Cousin Sumeet,
I am deeply saddened about the loss of my dear aunt Simi. I know we have to try to be strong and always remember that the thing she wants the most is for her loved ones to be happy and celebrate the life that she had. I love the beautiful memorial video you have posted for her. I have many memories with her too. To me, she was a pillar of strength forging ahead through all hurdles of life and clearing the path of troubles not just for herself but for people she cared for. She would open her heart, her home for extended family and was generous to a fault specially with the wisdom she imparted to guide me. She always had a solution to a problem and was never the one to be deterred from her path.
Simi Aunty, your memory will live on in my heart forever. You really cared for your family and friends and at each opportunity you set a good example for others to follow. I know for sure, I will not miss your smile because thats how its memory is etched upon me. I will remember you smiling and happy always.
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of Simi Aunty. May my condolences bring the family comfort and my prayers ease the pain of her loss. God give her eternal rest.
Sunanda Joshi PashtePhoenix, AZ
Dearest Kailash, Sumeet and Nili, we are all very saddened by the news of dear Simi's passing. May God grant her eternal peace and may God give the family strength to bear this loss. We have many good memories of your trips to London and our trips to Baton Rouge when the children were young. Thank you for sharing your precious memories...the video and eulogies are a beautiful tribute. We remember Simi as she was in these photos of the early days. All our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Kishore, Shobha, Jyotika, Dipika, Alok and Sumeer x
Kishore and Shobha JaisinghaniLondon,
As I always knew her as Veena Bua, Badi Mum - she had a kind heart, fierce mind and brave soul and full of strength. Death ends a life, not a relationship. You will be missed immensely! Forever in our hearts! Rest in peace <3
Dipika IsraniMumbai, LA
Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!
Geetal ShethBiloxi, MS
A special person, a special face. Someone we loved and can never be replaced. May her soul rest in peace.
We are deeply saddened by the loss that Sumeet and your Dad have encountered. Our heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing away of Veena. Words cannot express our shock. Our prayers go out to the family in this difficult time. May God give the family strength to bear this loss. Rest in peace Veena. God Bless all.
Avisha(Hira) & Ashok GulrajaniWest Chester, OH
So sorry to hear about passing of Simi. Please accept our condolences. May Lord give you and your family strength to bare the loss. May her soulr rest in peace
Kalpana and Mahendra Parekh
Kalpana and Mahendra Parekh.Huntersville, NC
Our heartfelt condolences on the sad passing away of Simi.Words cannot express our shock and impossible to believe this has happened.May God give Kailash and Sumeet the strength to bear this loss.May Simi's soul rest in peace.
Madhu & Romesh JoshiPhoenix, AZ