Light Ones Path Foundation Inc. was founded by Priti and Narendra Maheshwari in honor of their son, Rahul Maheshwari, who embodied the spirit of community service. Rahul was a very pleasant, hardworking student and was very social in the community. Rahul was a medical student at AUA in Antigua when he had an automobile accident and, today, he is with us in our memories.
Born on October 16, 1989 in Long Island, New York, Rahul attended high school at Pine Crest before receiving his Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Miami. To pursue a career in medicine, Rahul then went to the American University of Antigua in May 2013.
During his 25 years here, Rahul was loved for his positive attitude and vibrant personality. Whenever Rahul entered the room, he made his presence known with his larger-than-life persona and his unparalleled level of energy. But in addition to being the life of the party, Rahul was a loyal friend who showed a persistent willingness to help anybody and everybody in need. As Rahul was often dubbed “everybody’s friend,” we, at the Light Ones Path Foundation, want to be a friend to anybody in need in the South Florida community.
Rahul excelled at the various roles in his life, which included being a wonderful son, a loving friend, a diligent student, and a compassionate stranger. Rahul showed that even the smallest of actions, from smiling at a stranger to sharing his notes, could accumulate to form a lasting impact. It’s therefore no wonder Rahul managed to profoundly touch every community he was part of.
In his last years at medical school, Rahul became very serious about fulfilling his mission to become a doctor. He was highly ambitious and worked hard to become one of the most promising students in his class. Behind this work ethic was the simple motivation to make the world a better place.
The Light Ones Path Foundation was named after one of Rahul’s favorite Buddha quotes, which stated: “If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your path.” Rahul always wanted to light the paths of others. We want to make Rahul’s desire a reality.