In Memoriam: Michael Phulwani

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we write to let you know of the recent passing of our Senior Managing Attorney, Michael Phulwani, Esq. Michael passed away on Christmas Day.

The Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group staff want everyone to know . . .

Michael Phulwani, Esq. was a friend, colleague and mentor to thousands. He was a personal Mentor to me and showed me how, as an American, to navigate the India Subcontinent. He was one of the very first US immigration law practitioners in the Indian Community.

Michael certainly helped to make Bollywood what it is today (both in the US and throughout the world). Michael was best known for his generous academic contributions to the AILA Consular practice handbook regarding practice in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Throughout his practice, Michael made distinguished academic contributions to practice guides and provided articles and speaking engagements for professional organizations (GOPIO, FIA, AILA, ICLE, etc.) and the greater legal community.

Michael will always be remembered for being an “icon” in the India Community.

Michael loved his family dearly and, over the years, we heard about the enjoyable times he spent with them. He was a devoted Father, Husband, Brother, Grandfather.

He was equally dedicated to his greater Indian family who he helped to fulfill their professional and personal lives in their quest to work and live in the U.S.

Michael first immigrated to India from Pakistan after the separation and later he came to the US. He understood “from his heart” the plight of the immigrant in the US. Michael will be greatly missed.

Michael Phulwani’s legacy will live on and his memory will be extolled by our continuing work for all of the immigration and nationality law clients at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, PC in New Jersey.

May Michael’s memory be for a blessing.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21011105.