Natoobhai Ambalal Patel Organizer Of SoCal’s Massive Garbas, Passes Away, ISSO Temple Mourns Him
India-West Staff Reporter
NORWALK, CA – The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Norwalk (ISSO), has expressed its great sorrow at the sudden passing of Natoobhai A. Patel.
Patel was known to the larger Indian American community for organizing the largest Navaratri garbas in Los Angeles for over 30 consecutive years at the Anaheim Convention center and many other locations.
“He was a pillar of our temple and a very active member of our community for over the past 40 years,” ISSO said in a statement. An active member of his Charotar community, Patel was a founder of the temple and headed it as President and Vice President for over 20 years.
“We owe a deep sense of gratitude for his endless service and commitment to our temple and our community,” temple officials said, adding, ” Natoobhai, you will truly be missed by so many.”