No tribute could ever come close to adequately describing Rameshji’s achievements and accomplishments in his community and communities around Nepal.
Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs. —Steve Saint
With God’s grace and Jhapu (Maharjan) connection, I had opportunity to meet with him during his visit to the United States. He was very gentle and soft-spoken person. I was quite impressed with his gentle smile and can-do attitude.
We had signed a MOU ( Memorandum of Understanding) to work with his organization Maya Foundation. He was very kind to host our visiting GAP (Global Action Project) students as well as our Asha Project team, when we visited his project in his hometown, when the area was destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. We even had some American Sherpas including my son Anil Maharjan, who helped to move some bricks and clean up the area.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. —William JamesWilliam James
Mr. MAHARJAN was a mentor, friend, husband, father and grandfather—Ramjeshji lived a life of many roles and with many talents including his charming smile. As author Peter Strople said “Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people”.
Born in Patan, Nepal, Rameshji would ultimately become one of the most-beloved and well-respected person in Nepal. He was the pillar of his community and family. Among other responsibilities fulfilled, he served as a founding president of the Maya Foundation, and served on many profit and non-profit organizations as a board member and president. Known for his excellent Diamond Business in Nepal, he was respected by all.
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. —Billy GrahamBilly Graham
While his notoriety was great and his accolades numerous, for many in his community, he was a mentor and unelected Mayor of his town. Approachable and authentic, Rameshji was available to community people to help anyway possible.
He walked through this world with exceptional grace, strength, and wisdom. Community people were his preoccupation, the Newa communities were his family, the world was his stage.
Thank you for your continued prayers for his family and friends, and especially for his wife.
May you rest in eternal peace COMPASSIONATE PASA Rameshji.
In memory of him and to keep his Legacy alive the Asha Project-Nepal will be setting up a special scholarship for poor children in Patan area, maybe with this scholarship, we can educate and produce another Rameshji, who is kind, gentle and compassionate just like him.