Mitul Bhakta was born on February 18, 1991 and passed away August 26, 2014. He was the nephew of Dr. Yogesh Bhakta, founder of KMF. He was only 23 when his life abruptly came to an end. Mitul’s bright smile, contagious laugh, and great big bear hugs impacted virtually everyone he met. He was a student at Sacramento State University with a passion for education and research. He was and will continue to be an inspiration to all who were privileged to have known him. Speaking on behalf of close family and friends, we are heartbroken by the loss of our beloved Mitul. We will be strong and honor his life by helping others.
You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and long for yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry, close your mind, feel empty, and turn your back. or you can do what he’d want — smile, open your eyes, live, love, laugh, and go on with life.
Everyone leaves footprints in our memories, but Mitul Bhakta left footprints in our hearts.
Mitul’s mother, Kailash Bhakta, was born February 1, 1964 and passed away May 2, 2010. She was only 46 years old. She was the sister of Dr. Bhakta. Kailash, also known as “Koki” had a vivacious energy about her, even during her four year battle with cancer. She was vibrant, fun loving, and extremely kind and generous. She had a strong work ethic and like her son, Mitul, she lived life to its fullest.
In January 2014 Kailash Medical Foundation was established in her honor. Various family members, including Mitul, have been involved with creating the website. In fact, just two days before he passed, Mitul had sent some preliminary sketches of logos for the foundation. Although the foundation was originally set up to honor his mother, now we honor both mother and son.