February 4, 1942 ~ September 4, 2023
Aniruddh Jaisukhlal Hathi was born on February 4, 1942, in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, to Jaisukhlal and Padmaben Hathi. He grew up in Rajkot and Delhi with his brothers – Suresh, Ushakant, and Rushikesh – and sisters – Madhu and Indira – before moving to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1966, and moved to Iowa City, Iowa, to continue his studies at the University of Iowa. He earned his Master’s degree and phD in Pharmacy while at the University of Iowa. He married Dhruti on August 16, 1969, and they lived in Iowa City until 1976, when they moved to Waco, Texas.
Baba, as he was known to many in his family, was a professor of chemistry and pharmacy at Texas State Technical College in Waco until he retired in 2019. He and Dhruti moved from Waco to New Braunfels, Texas, in 2021 to be closer to family.
He enjoyed gardening, reading, experimenting in the kitchen, and spending time and sharing his sarcasm with his family. He is survived by his wife, Dhruti, of New Braunfels, previously of Waco and Jamnagar, India; daughter, Shilpa and son-in-law Darshan Pandya, and their children Ajay and Anusha of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter, Nisha and son-in-law, Rahul Bose, and their children, Damian, Anya, and Devan all of New Braunfels; his brothers Suresh Hathi, Ushakant Hathi, and Rushikesh Hathi, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Aniruddh’s name to feed the less fortunate.