Kamal Dhingra, a longtime Scarsdale resident and graduate of Scarsdale High School, died peacefully March 22 due to complications from diabetes. He was 39 years old.
Mr. Dhingra was born in Ibb, Northern Yemen to Gulshan Dhingra, a United Nations auditor, and Kishwar Dhingra, a pediatrician. After living abroad in Yemen, Afghanistan and Laos all before the age of 5, the family emigrated to Chicago in the mid-1980s; Mr. Dhingra was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 6. The family relocated to Roosevelt Island, New York, in 1989 where Mr. Dhingra completed his elementary education at the United Nations International School. The family finally settled in the Quaker Ridge section of Scarsdale in 1991.
Mr. Dhingra graduated from Scarsdale Alternative School and went on to attend Parsons School of Design in New York City. His family said he had a passion for art and drawing from an early age and graduated with a fine arts degree in illustration. In his early career he was a freelancer and some of his work can be viewed on his online portfolio kdhingra.com.
For the last 10 years he was a product and package designer at several companies and his work had been selected and utilized by such companies as Disney and Marvel.
Mr. Dhingra’s family said he would be remembered for being kind, big-hearted and having a generous spirit along with a sharp wit and mischievous laugh.
He is survived by two rescue cats Sylvester and Belle, his father, mother, brother Amer (Maria) and his nephews Luke and James.
Charitable donations in his memory can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf.org.