Dr. Piyush C. Kothary was born in Rangoon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), during World War II. Piyush holds a degree in chemistry. He taught at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, and then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1971. Prior to his move to the United States, Piyush married Dr. Sarla Parekh in 1970. They moved to Ann Arbor and dedicated a combined eighty years of service to the University of Michigan Health System in research and teaching. They built a life in Ann Arbor that they adore, filled with professional accomplishments, travel, and loving friends and family. They have two wonderful daughters and two lovely granddaughters. Since the day they were married, they worked to create the life of their dreams. Sarla passed away on January 20, 2015. Previously, Piyush has published a poetry book, “A Journey of Love and Romance,” in memory of their lives together.