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Sarala Indrajit Amin
January 6, 1946 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
Sarala Indrajit Amin of Owings Mills, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at home, surrounded by her loved ones. She lived 77 fulfilling years. Sarala was born on January 6, 1946 in Uber, Gujarat, India and was the daughter of Babarbhai and Nirmalaben Patel. She grew up with her sister, Bhanuben, and brothers, Ganshyam, Jayprakash, and Kirti. She married Indrajit Raojibhai Amin in May 1968 and had a son, Dimple, in December 1969. Just weeks before Dimple was born, Indrajitbhai had his immigration visa approved, which required him to travel to the United States just before their son was born. Indrajitbhai relocated to the United States to begin building a life & better future for his family. Meanwhile, Sarala remained in India and had Dimple, just one of many examples of her strength. She raised him alongside Indrajitbhai’s parents, Dadaji and Maniba, in Vaso, Gujarat, India until 1971, when they were able to join Indrajitbhai in Baltimore, Maryland. Sarala and Indrajitbhai then sponsored and supported many of their brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews to immigrate to the United States so they too could provide a better future for their families.
Those close to Sarala know how much she loved and cared for her whole family. She remained a homemaker her entire life to be a nurturer, educator, and the backbone of the family’s well-being. Sarala’s love for Dimple is beyond description. No matter how old or grown up he became, she always saw him as her little boy and would do absolutely anything for him. Her love for Indrajitbhai was not always as obvious, but it was clear because she always turned to him for love, support, and guidance in everything she did. The bond the three of them shared as a small family was unbreakable and loving her entire life. Through each phase of their lives, Sarala, Indrajitbhai, & Dimple stepped up and cared for one another, repeatedly showing how dedicated they were to their family and each other.
Sarala was a woman of faith, and her spirituality guided her. Her life has been shaped by selfless commitment to others, which she has always done with the biggest smile on her face. She got a promotion over 20 years ago and her name forever changed to “Ba” when Meena and Dimple had their children Reeya, Kelan, and Anika. She loved her grandchildren more than anything else in the world, and everyone knew it through her tireless actions and words. They were blessed to have Ba and Dada live close by and see them often, always spoiling them with food, candy, and endless attention. Ba provided unconditional babysitting and other services her entire life, even to her first grand-dog Jeevan. Though not the biggest pet lover at first, it was apparent her love even grew for him as she had him sit in the kitchen and taste test her rotli each day. When Jeeno, her second grand-dog came along, she made sure he always got her leftover pizza crust. Her grandchildren remember how she was always there for them, providing unlimited food, entertainment, and constant laughter.
Sarala truly touched the lives of everyone she met. Though she often had a language barrier with those she encountered, she managed to make everyone laugh and leave conversations saying she was one of the brightest, funniest people they had met. She always had a big smile, and would make friends anywhere she went. We aspire every day to have the optimism, strength, and willpower to be more like her. She had unimaginable resilience, the inner strength to get through her toughest time of life. She fought multiple forms of cancer in her body and her brain for over 13 years, overcoming all treatments and many surgeries with a smile. She never ever complained of her ailments and pain, only to win each fight as she faced it. Indrajitbhai was a tireless, loving, and dedicated husband especially during these tough times, and her love for and from her family gave her the strength and will to survive as long as she did. She gave them the extra time they all wanted with her, even as she quietly dealt with her difficult challenges.
She is survived by her beloved husband Indrajitbhai Amin, her son Dimple, daughter-in-law Meena, and grandchildren Reeya, Kelan, Anika, and grand-dog Jeeno.
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In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be to Johns Hopkins Cancer Center where she received great care.