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Madhav V. Cadambi

Madhav V. Cadambi
September 15, 1935 - April 30, 2018

Madhav V. Cadambi, age 82, of Wichita Falls, passed away peacefully April 30, 2018. He was surrounded in love by his wife of 58 years, Dorothee, and his three children.

Madhav was born in Indore, India on September 15, 1935. He was the first child of C.S. and Nirmala Venkatachar. His father, an Indian Civil Service officer, was stationed throughout India and Madhav had a very adventuresome childhood. As a young man, he witnessed the independence of India as a nation. He attended The Doon School, a prestigious boarding school, in Dehradun, India, graduating in 1953. Madhav pursued a degree in mechanical engineering and entered a work/study program at Daimler-Benz (now Mercedes-Benz) in Stuttgart, Germany. He learned fluent German in order to complete his course work. An intelligent, introspective man, he was fluent in English, German, Hindi, and other Indian languages.

In Stuttgart he met and married his wife, Dorothee. Their first child, Ajai, was born in Germany and the family moved to India in 1961 after his education was completed. Madhav worked in Mumbai and Mysore City, India as a plant engineer until 1968. His second child, Sujata, was born in India. In 1968 the family chose to pursue the American dream, and immigrated to Texas. His youngest child, Avantika, was born here. Madhav lived in Wichita Falls for the last 47 years. He worked as a plant engineer at several Wichita Falls manufacturing companies and retired in 2005.

Madhav was an accomplished runner, having completed several marathons. He was a member of the Wichita Falls Runners Club. He loved working on his old, rickety 1931 Model A and was an active member of the Wichita Falls Model A Club. He loved driving his car in parades and special events. He enjoyed working with the Midwestern Kiowa Kooks at their fish fries. He loved playing golf with his buddies. He was proud of his full head of hair, adored his children and grandchildren, and loved his loyal pound mutt Ari. Madhav enjoyed a good joke and his friends loved his infectious laugh and chuckle.

Madhav is survived by his wife Dorothee, son Dr. Ajai Cadambi and wife Mary of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter Sujata Lawless and husband Dommie of Rowlett, Texas; daughter Avantika Cadambi-Carr and husband Kenny of Keller, Texas; and two granddaughters, Alexandra and Amari. He is also survived by his brother, Arun C. Venkatachar of Columbus, Ohio; and his sister, Bharati Acharya of Bangalore, India; in addition to two nieces and a nephew.

Family visitation and viewing will be on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Lunnís Colonial Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, Texas. Hindu rites will follow the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.