Michael Chainrai Phulwani of Maywood, New Jersey (1936-2020)

Michael Phulwani. Photo: courtesy family.

Michael (aka Mohanlal) Chainrai Phulwani, of Maywood NJ, peacefully passed away at age 84. He was an inspirational father, doting grandfather, beloved brother, caring cousin, kind friend and a renowned immigration attorney.

He practiced law for over 40 years and was the recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Award, the Lifetime Achievement award from the Federation of Indian Associations, and the Professional Excellence Life Time Achievement Award by the NJ Law Journal.
He successfully handled many complex immigration cases with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and American Consulates. He frequently gave well attended lectures on U.S. Immigration Law nationwide in the U.S. and abroad, and was honored by several community organizations for his dedicated community service.
He co-hosted a weekly television program “Immigration and You” with Attorney David Nachman, telecast on ITV.
He was the author of “Guide to U.S. Visas” and numerous articles in various ethnic South Asian newspapers and other publications in the U.S., including News India.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the international rescue committee.  https://www.rescue.org/


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