from Nirankar's widow:
This is a brief summary of Nick's life after ISB.
Nick left BKK to go to Fresno State University. A year later when then
Governor Ronald Reagan raised tuition for foreign students he left
California for Houston, Texas to attend University of Houston. He
graduated in 1975 with a degree in business. In 1979, we married in
Houston and lived here until his death. We have 2 daughters. We have our
own business which designed and imported our own label of clothing
called Casey Coleman. The clothes were manufactured in BKK and India.
The entire family would visit BKK every summer for business and
pleasure. Nick's family still lives in BKK and was also involved in the
production of Casey Coleman. Every year as a family we traveled to a new
destination in Asia and Europe which Nick and I really loved to do. We
were able to create so many memories with our girls.
In 1999, while traveling in Australia, Nick began noticing sinus
congestion that continually worsened. By December, he was diagnosed with
a rare sinus nasal cancer. He went for treatment here at M. D. Anderson
hospital in Houston. The treatments were able to help him live with
cancer for 6 years. During those years when he was well we continued to
work and travel as a family like in past years.
Nick kept up with circle of friends that he met while at U of H as well
as many other friends from around the globe. He believed he was a
citizen of the world.
The girls and I have been able to keep our yearly travel plans that
remind us of our family adventures with Nick.
With best regards,