Obituary, Avinash Harrindranauth

Verbank – Avinash Harrindranauth, fondly called “Avi”, was born in Mount Vernon, NY on January 29th, 1994, and was the only son to parents, Vijay and Roshni (Devi) Harrindranauth. Avi graduated from Millbrook High School, Class of 2012. Avi is recognized for his athleticism, adventurous spirit, and many talents, as he played Varsity Baseball and ran Cross-Country at Millbrook High School, and was a member of the Arlington Wrestling team.

Avinash was a graduate of St. John’s University, in Queens, NY. Simultaneously, whilst pursuing his master’s degree in Business Administration, Avi was also employed as a Marketing Specialist at North State Custom in Bedford Hills, NY, where he earned his Car Estimation License and was promoted to General Manager in just 5 years.

According to his co-workers, Avi was smart and hardworking, was an integral member of the management team, and began taking the reins in running the company. He was passionate and enjoyed client relations, which showed in the many positive reviews received from grateful and satisfied clients. Avi truly loved cars, both in his personal and professional life, and was known by many as a Tesla car enthusiast, even so much as to be invited as a guest host to speak on a Spotify podcast titled “Tesla Cars & Robots with Avi Harrindranauth”.

Throughout his life, Avi was actively engaged in religious and community activities, and was an active member of the Maharshi Dayananda Gurukul Temple in Queens, NY since his early childhood. As a devout Hindu, he subscribed to the Vedic teachings and principles of the Arya Samaj, and was the living embodiment of the principle, ” Action is thy duty, reward is not thy concern.”

Avi was an ardent music lover, skilled Tabla player (Indian drum), and volunteered his time to DJ for student dances at Newburg Middle School. Avi always embraced his inner child, as is reflected in his ability to connect and engage with children.

Avi was super charming, friendly, caring and kind-hearted, had a great sense of humor, and was influential to those he encountered throughout his life. His family, girlfriend, and close friends were the most important thing to him. Avi was an ideal and dutiful son to his parents and even to his older relatives. Amongst his cousins, he adopted the role of big brother and played a significant role in their lives.

Avi is survived by his parents, Vijay and Roshni; his sister, Chandani “Pinky” Harrindranauth, who considered Avi the best big brother and best friend a sister could ask for; his one true love and high school sweetheart, Megan Revay, whom he loved more than anything; and his grandmother, Prameaty Harrindranauth.

Viewing hours will be held on Friday, February 18 from 4-9 pm, and Saturday, February 19 from 8 am-1 pm at  895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Cremation will be held at the Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Maharshi Dayananda Gurukula Na Inc Vedic Culture Center, 9337 150th Street, Queens, NY 11435.

Author: Harlem Valley News