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Sumitra Patel was born in Ahmedabad, India, Sumitra grew up in Sabarmati, where Mahatma Gandhi lived in the later part of his life. Sumitra now resides in Schaumburg, Illinois, with her sister Hansa. She has two sons, Neal and Raj. Neal, is married to Sonal, and they have two children, Nishal (19) and Shriya (12).
Raj is married to Nisha, and they have two sons, Ronak (12) and Raveen (9). Sumitra graduated with a degree in phycology from Gujarat College in 1969. Her move to the US in January of 1970 marked the beginning of her family life in Chicago. Sumitra’s first professional position in the Little Fuse Company was as the Quality Control Supervisor.
She retired after 35 years in May 2006, and now spending time with her 4 Grandchildren. She has received numerous awards. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Organizations awarded her as the Best Mother in 2010 and New Millennium Women of Dorothy Brown’s Organization presented her “Woman of the New Millennium Award” in 2011. Sumitra is a staunch supporter of Metropolitan Asian Family Services and joined MAFS in January 2015. A devoted Hindu, Sumitra is a strong believer of his Holiness Pujya Pramukhswami Maharaj of BAPS.