Our Family name is KHONA, sound more like KONA. You would think that we are from Hawaii!
My father told us is that our fore fathers had migrated from Burma to Rajasthan, India and from there to Kutch, India. From there they moved to Mumbai and have been in Mumbai since last six generations.
Rick (Ramesh) was born in Mumbai. He came to USA in January, l963 via SS Orsova passenger liner and SS United States. It was very interesting trip from Bombay to Aden, Port Sayed, Alexandria, Sorento, Pompe, Marshall, Paris, London and to New York (USA) and finally to New Mexico State University - a very pretty part of USA!
Tracy (Aruna) was born in Hosiyarpur, Punjab. Tracy's parents came to New Delhi from what is now known as Pakistan. During India's partition, they came to Punjab and on to New Delhi. Tracy studied medicine in New Delhi at Maulana Azad Medical College came to USA in 1969. She started her residency program in Rhode Island. And got her MBBS (INDIA) and MD (USA). She did specialty training at Jewish Asthma Center in Denver, Colorado.
We have now made Jacksonville, Florida our home. It's a nice area to raise a family in. We are blessed with three beautiful daughters - Cynthia, Sharmilee and Amisha, along with two son-in-laws, Tigi & Amit, four grandchildren - Asha, Ajay, Zara, Ishara and Romeo, and Juliet, Bentley, Barley, Fuji and Zoey (all of our family's dogs).