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:
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! 😊