Aniruddh Hathi

aniruddh hathi

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.

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  1. I believe in the 45+ years that I knew him, and especially as his colleague in later years, there never was a time that I did not see him and find in his face a great blessing of peace and kindness. He was absolutely one of the most incredibly decent and humane people that I have ever known in my life and his memory will forever be with me.

  2. I was 14 when Dhrutimasi-Aniruddhmasa got married in 1969 when I first met him in Bombay, and I had briefly spent a few days with them in May 1981 when they lived on the TSTC campus. But our true time together started with our first visit during Thanksgiving of 1994, when we arrived at Waco with baby Karuna and little Ritika! Since then, he and Masi became our nearest and dearest Elders, we experienced his warm and solicitous nature with frequent visits, the joys of High School graduations and of course the Engagements/Weddings in Waco, Austin and NJ/Houston, followed by the Baby Showers and Annaprasang of grandkids!
    He lived simply but fully, ever in the moment, and calmly faced the vicissitudes of ill health without fuss or rancour.
    Aniruddhmasa’s life journey truly evokes ‘Fanfare for a Common Man’, born in an illustrious Family in India, but tread his own path in the land of Opportunity. He nurtured his beautiful Family which thrives and grows to fulfill his dreams.
    We will miss his physical presence, but the warmth of his memories will stay with us.
    Om Shanti🙏🏾

  3. Mu. Aniruddhbhai was my brother in law. We last met him at Vancouver, Canada. We had a good time and he gave us party on their 53rd Wedding Anniversary. At that time we were not knowing that it was our last gathering. He was very kind hearted and with a positive attitude. We pray GOD to give him eternal peace.

  4. Aniruddh was my younger brother. He was born in 1941 and I was born in 1933. When Aniruddh was born we were a joined not family living in my grand father’s house. In the family wew my grandfather his four sons, their wives and seven children The eldest, Kapilbhaivwasa 14 and the youngest Kieut was 1.Aniruddh was uniqe in that he rarely cried. Our grandfather used to say that he was a Bhagat ( a God’s person). As he grew up he continued to be calm and serene. He never quarreled with other children. As he grew up to a teenager, he had no likes an dislikes for food.He rarely demanded anything.
    When he came to the USA for Higher studies, he faced due difficulties but he never referred to these in his letters to the parents.He found solutions and settled nicely.
    I met him last when he came to Redmond for my 9Oth birthday. Alas, that was the last time we met.Although he is no more with us, we will cherish his memories.

  5. I met Anirudhhbhai in 1969 when I came to Iniversity of Iowa as a graduate student. I was looking for an apartment in Iowa city but it was difficult as I had come to the University during the winter semester. He offered me to stay with him until I can find an apartment. After completing the studies I was working in the Medical college as Research Scientist when he was working in the Pharmacy in the Hospital. He left for Waco and Charu and I moved to Elkhart, Indiana. I remember we came along with Jains for the marriage of Shilpa to Waco. Since 1969 we have had very good friendly relations with Dhrutiben and Anirudhhbhai. He was one of the best friends I had even though we were living quite far from each other. After a long time we came together in Texas couple of years ago. I will always remember him.

  6. I,Kirit Hathi ,am cousin of Aniruddh.I am 1 year younger to him but I had considered him more as a friend than an elder brother. One could count Baba as a supporter and problem solver whenever I would be in trouble. He was kind hearted, always willing to help a person in difficulty.
    Baba had many abilities such as a singer, cricketer, cook, performing as a priest etc,in short he was a versatile person.
    I will miss him in my life.




  8. Jai Shri Krishna.
    This is Pushpavadan Nagarsheth.

    We sorry to hear sad news about Annirudha. We were good memories while I was his room mate at Madison, Wisconsin from 1962 to 1964.
    We pray to God to give his soul long lasting peace.
    Pushpavadan and Kusum Nagarsheth

  9. I am Babakaka’s niece, staying in Baroda, India.
    Fond memories of Babakaka will remain with me forever as i pray for his eternal peace 🙏🌹
    Had met him in person long back in Jamnagar when he had come down with Dhrutikaki.

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