Dr. Dilipkumar Gor was born to Natwerlal and Suryakala Gor, a customs officer and homemaker, in Mombasa, Kenya on January 27, 1947. From an early age, he demonstrated a passion for the fine arts and the sciences as was evident in his pursuit of medicine. He formed lifelong bonds of friendship during his years in Kaloleni Primary School, Allidina Visram High School and Baroda Medical College (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda).
Excelling in academics and a natural leader, he was given the opportunity to attend college and medical school in Baroda, India with a full scholarship. Here, he was known by many of his classmates for his singing talents, love of theater, reciting poetry, discussing scientific achievements and his incredible wealth of knowledge. His friends describe him to be a kind and generous spirit, who would offer help to anyone who asked it of him. He also became a determined advocate for his fellow students. He was the medical faculty representative at the student’s union and fought hard for issues relating to the student body.
After completing medical school Dilip returned to Kenya to practice in a small town outside of Nairobi. He was always very clear that he wanted to go back to Kenya and serve the community that had given him so much. Indeed, one of his favorite songs was Roger Whittaker’s “My Land is Kenya”. He had deep feelings for the underprivileged in the African community and he served them all so well.
Upon his return to Kenya, he married his wife of 49 years, Bharti Gor, with whom he had two sons and a daughter. After 15 years, his altruistic medical practice was shortened when he decided to immigrate to the USA in the hopes of creating better prospects for his 3 children. In the US, he reinvented himself and started a long, celebrated career at the Lerner Corporation, where he continued to work to his last days.
Dilip was passionate about the fine arts and took great pleasure in reading, learning new languages, and occasionally writing. His contagious laugh and wry sense of humor were ever present and an integral part of who he was. He was a champion for the downtrodden and brought out the best side of everyone. People will often remember him for his open heart, great friendship, and sharp wit. Those who knew him well will miss him tremendously. He is survived by his wife, Bharti, his children Rahul, Alpesh, and Neelam, and his grandchildren, Pranav, Rohan, Ohm, Dylan, and Sonia.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., 12540 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 at 1:00pm. Masks will be required for attendance.
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In lieu of flowers, we request you consider donating to following charities:
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Dr. Dilipkumar Gor (Charity aimed to find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis)
Seva.org (Charity to working to prevent blindness and low vision worldwide)
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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation