Masala Chat Project - Mr. Kanti Gandhi

Full Oral History Interview

Transcript (Document)

Birthplace

Description

Kanti Gandi, 76, is the owner of a successful global chemical coatings company. The interview includes discussion of the fact that he among the earliest members of the Indian community in the United States, having arrived in 1964. He discusses his early family life and deciding to come to the US for a master’s degree in Chemistry. After joining a company that makes coatings for pots and pans, Kanti eventually started his own and spent most of life working long hours. He discusses now enjoying retirement with his wife in their apartment in the John Hancock Building in downtown Chicago. Other topics discussed include: his arranged marriage, living in several different US cities, and his love of travel.

Identifier

oh652

License

Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Date Recorded

August 3, 2016

Interviewer

Emily Muszynski

Extent

0:45:07

Date Of Birth

April 1940

Place of Birth or Hometown

Bombay (Mumbai), India

Date of Immigration

1964

Reason for Immigration

Education

Port of Entry

Occupation

Industrial chemist

Occupation of Parent(s)

Business

Number of Siblings

4

Family's Religion

Hinduism

Schooling

Private school in Bombay; Kishinchand Chellaram College; University of Detroit

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