Sureshchandra Bahadkar was born on May 28, 1940 in Mumbai, India and passed away on November 10, 2013 in Elmont, NY. Suresh was a pure and innocent soul and was the happiest when surrounded by family and friends. A businessman, Suresh was an exporter/importer of fashion textile until he retired in 2001. He was passionate about fashion and the performing arts. In fact, while in India, Suresh participated in numerous theatrical productions. Suresh lived an altruistic life. He received great joy and happiness by assisting not only his family, but also others in achieving great success. His concern for the welfare of others was a deep rooted part of what defined his character. Suresh was an active member of the Indian community. Specifically, he volunteered and assisted in the coordination of various events for The Indian Association of Long Island, India Home, and Indian American Forum, Inc. Suresh was recently honored by India Home for his outstanding volunteering efforts. Suresh is survived by his wife, Jaya Bahadkar, his two children: Rahul Bahadkar and Rakhi Bahadkar, his sister, Pratima Chowdhari, and brother, Mohan Bahadkar. He was also a proud grandfather of Asha Bahadkar. A puja will be held at the Arya Samaj in Hicksville on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:30pm.