Fisher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
24501 Five Mile Road Redford Township, MI 48239
Balrajah Kishore Powdhar, 61, died peacefully on June 29th, 2019 at his home in Ypsilanti. Son
of Basso and McDonald (born January 3,1958) is survived by his siblings Shirley, Merley, Prem,
Rajan, Christendath, Vidia and Ann; his beloved Cheryl; children Brandon (Jackie), Daryl
(Kasey), Ana-Lisia, Ariel, and grandson Nikola.
Throughout his life, Balrajah was a man of family, duty, and generosity. Balrajah spent his
childhood exploring and enjoying his surroundings on his home island of Trinidad. As a child he
was adventurous and spirited. He obtained a love for nature, animals, and tinkering that was
influenced by the island. He spoke fondly of his childhood memories with his siblings. He started
his career as a mechanic at the early age of 13.
Balrajah moved to Michigan in June 1989 and continued his mechanic career. His love of
tinkering steered his career from automotive to plumbing, carpentry, home and building repairs
and design, and metal work. Balrajah will be remembered as the one person that would always
be willing to lend a hand when needed and he truly enjoyed fixing things to make someone
Balrajah spent his days with his best friend, and love of his life, Cheryl. He always considered
himself the luckiest man in the world when he was around her. Together they were parents to
his four children and many pets for over 15 years. He was especially proud of his four children
and first grandson. Balrajah shared his love of nature, animals and tinkering with each of his
children. He spoke fondly of times when he was able to teach his children about cars, flowers,
repairs and design, and caring for animals. He spent the last two months of his life enjoying
time with his first grandson, Nikola.
Balrajah will be remembered as a kind, forgiving, helpful, self-sacrificing, and generous man to
everyone he had the pleasure of knowing. He lived his life helping others and always seemed
happiest when he could make a positive difference in somebody’s life. He will be deeply missed
by all that knew him, especially Cheryl, his children, and his grandson.
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