Bahadur & Ramnarine

Greetings,

My name is Melissa Nalini Marie Bahadur. I was born on March 21st 1978 in Georgetown, Guyana of course.

My mother's family moved to Ontario Canada around 1980-81. I was raised in Hamilton Ontario with my father's parents. Any stories, memories or information would be greatly appreciated as I have no connection (death, relocation) to much of my family or past.

My grandparents were:

David Augustus Bahadur, DOB August 15th 1920. DOD August 22nd 1991

Rupwantee Ramnarine, DOB December 27th 1922. DOD June 11th 2009

My grandfather was from New Amsterdam and he had a few siblings, one I believe was named Jacob. I met him briefly in NY when I was much younger. I know he grew up poor and worked many jobs including travelling sales man, bus driver and eventually running a bakery with my grandmother and making candy as well.

My grandmother's father was a Pandit and helped to support the spread of the religious branch Arya Sumaj (sp?) He also owned a rice plantation and she was one of 12 children including my uncle Lal Ramnarine, a Dr of Math who lived in the Bronyx, Laki Ramnarine (deceased 1974/6) and a sister affectionately referred to as Bani.

My father is:

Rodwin Vishnu Bahadur, DOB May 26th 1958

His siblings are (oldest to youngest) Grace Boodhoo, Richard Tula, Gloria Mallay, Kenneth Bahadur & Corinne Diane Bahadur (nee: Lye)

My mother is:

Peggy Austin

Thanks for your time and this site. It's nice to remember where I came from. And the accent is like having my grandma here! 😊

 

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Hi and thanks very much for the replies. 

Please feel free to share this thread with Cher. 

Churchill sounds like a nickname my grandma used to mention when she would tell one of her many, many Guyanese stories. I laugh because most of them were about people s a grudge with or gossip 😄

I don't recall Singh ever being associated with my grandpa's Bahadur but maybe? 

I was at a job fair fair once and an older gentleman with a turban very excitedly turned to me saying "your last name is my FIRST name!" 

He was super excited. I thought it was cool. The name means 'Brave' I believe. And if it doesn't, it should 😃

Hi and welcome! Thanks Amral, although we share the same last name Nalini, I am afraid we are not related. Yes Bahadur is usually followed by Singh but it is rare these days that we keep it that way.

Bahadur does mean Brave and it is because we were the warriors and protectors of the Kings and Queens back in the days! This is something to be extremely proud of for those with this name so not surprising the gentleman was excited.

Anyways, good luck and continue your search, family does mean a lot these days!

Cher Bear posted:

Hi and welcome! Thanks Amral, although we share the same last name Nalini, I am afraid we are not related. Yes Bahadur is usually followed by Singh but it is rare these days that we keep it that way.

Bahadur does mean Brave and it is because we were the warriors and protectors of the Kings and Queens back in the days! This is something to be extremely proud of for those with this name so not surprising the gentleman was excited.

Anyways, good luck and continue your search, family does mean a lot these days!

Thanks for sharing the info! 

Blessings,

Melissa 

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