Street Co-naming For Pandit Vishnu Sukul 

Street Co-naming For Pandit Vishnu Sukul 
Friends and family sit with the ceremonial second street sign.

By Robert Press

The corner of Westchester Avenue and Noble Avenue was co-named Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way Saturday afternoon. Pandit Vishnu Sukul helped establish the Vishnu Mandir (Hindu Temple) at 1216 Noble Avenue in 1996, and was a pillar of the Hindu community until his passing on February 20th 2019. In order to honor him Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. put through a request for a street co-naming in his honor. On Saturday October 26th the corner of the street where his beloved temple was founded was co-named Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way.

Family members stand at the corner of Westchester And Noble Avenues waiting for the cover to come off  Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way.
The new Co-named Street  Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way is uncovered.

Councilman Diaz and Bronx District Attorney pose with family members under  Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way.

Pandit Vishnu Sukul's family, community leaders, elected officials and NYPD officers posed for this picture during the unveling of Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way. Picture credit: Bharati Kemraj.