It is with great sadness that we marked the passing of Jetendra Patel (aka G10) on November 13, 2015.
Jetendra was the Founder of Patel & Associates Chartered Accountants in Botany.
He was widely liked, a true gentleman from heart and always gave his all for the success of his clients.
Born in Nadi, Fiji, he attended Swami Vivekananda High School (now known as Swami Vivekananda College) and later graduated from DTI in Suva.
In 1984, he migrated to New Zealand and joined Chester Grey Chartered Accountants as an Associate. While working full time, he ran a clothing store in Papatoetoe and obtained his CA from the Manukau Institute of Technology.
In May 2001, he started his own practice with just a handful of clients and today it has created its own reputation in the accounting industry as one of the most successful practice in East Auckland.
He was a very proud member of the New Zealand Chartered Institute of Accountants for the last 25 years and took pride in everything that he did towards his profession, sports, community and friends.
He also had a huge passion for soccer. He helped many local clubs both financially and through his physical presence.
Jetendra opened his heart to helping people, even strangers. He made friends very easily and never valued friendship with money.
He was a people’s person with a big heart.
Jetendra is survived by his wife Usha and three children Sheena, Saahil and Sid.
He will be very much missed by all of them for what he was.