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Niranjan Nath Kaul

February 5, 1935 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

Niranjan Nath "Nirmal" Kaul, 87, of Barnesville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 5, 1935 (in official records, May 2, 1935) in a Kashmiri Brahmin home in Hawanad-Chowalgam, Tehsil Kulgam, District Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir State, India, to the late Raghow Ram Pandit and Leela Wati Pandit (née Devki Rani Kaul).

Following his beloved mother's guidance to search for the Prem Autar, the God of Love, Nirmal made the decision to become a Disciple of Jesus Christ. He devoted his life to serving others, after his dear Lord and Savior's example, working in India in a variety of organizations, including Church World Service, Clara Swain Hospital, International Christian Leadership, Youth for Christ International, and the Christian Medical College and Brown Memorial Hospital Ludhiana. A partnership with Friends United Meeting brought Nirmal to Richmond, Indiana, where he met his wife, Diana. After their marriage on February 10, 1980, they moved to Bensheim, Germany to serve with the Christoffel-Blindenmission (Christian Blind Mission International), a position which led him, camera in hand, on world travels through more than 80 countries. Nirmal and Diana were delighted to welcome two daughters into their lives, making Nirmal "the richest man in the world."

In 1991, Nirmal and his family moved to Barnesville, Ohio in order to manage the Walton Retirement Home, where he demonstrated profound love and care through his selfless ministry to the elderly and their families. After over twenty years of dedicated and diligent work, he retired to fulfill his lifelong dream of building a house, where he welcomed with warmth and hospitality, and an abundance of lovingly prepared foods, many treasured friends and family members from all around the world. Never one to be idle, Nirmal filled his days with writing his memoirs, tending his garden full of vegetables, flowers, and fruit trees, working on projects in his workshop, relaying his many stories and jokes with a twinkle in his eyes, and immersing himself in the intricacies of poetic verse, which he often quoted spontaneously as befit the occasion. He held dear in his heart not only his own family but numerous "adopted" brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, supporting his many loved ones generously through faithful prayers, loving actions, and words of wisdom, readily bestowed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Shyam Lal Pandita, Kamala Devi Raina, Omkar Nath Pandita, and an infant sister, Dulari.

Nirmal is survived by his wife, Diana Lynn Kaul, née Roberts; two daughters, Leela Asha Kaul and Anita Rani Kaul; two siblings, Bansi Lal (Parvesh) Pandita and Autar Krishan Pandita; and nieces and nephews.

A private cremation will take place, with a celebration of his life to be held at a later date. Nirmal’s care has been entrusted to Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Walton Retirement Home, Barnesville, Ohio.

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1254 East Main Street, Barnesville OH 43713
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