Dr. Krishna Gokul Gokani and Kumud Gokani of Ashland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open-house reception hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Dimple and Sumesh Bakshi, May 6, 2012, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. They are expecting between 100 and 150 people.

Krishna Gokul Gokani married Kumud Babubhai Badiani May 6, 1962, in Jamnagar, India. They have four children, Dr. Dimple Bakshi of Baroda, India; Rosemarie Devpria Gokani of Cologne, Germany; Rajen Gokani of Oxford, England; and Angela Chetana Gokani-Brasier of London.

Kumud and Krishna came to the Rogue Valley in June 1994 after Krishna worked as a surgeon in India, Kenya and England. In India, he worked in Mumbai, Jamnagar and Pune. In Kenya, he worked in the island city of Mombash.

Kumud has been self-employed in Ashland since 2000 as a supplier of raw and cooked foods to supermarkets, primarily Ashland Food Co-op. She teaches ayurvedic, Indian, vegetarian cooking and self-published "Cooking With Kumud," with another book ready to be published. She is a reiki master, teacher and ordained minister.

Krishna has a regular, free, weekly mediation class, and he is an ordained minister, reiki master and teacher, spiritual counselor and healer, energy healer and ayurveda counselor. Both Kumud and Krishna are YMCA members and enjoy hiking around the country and around the world.

They also have produced three Rogue Valley Community Television shows, "Cooking with Kumud," "Meditation: The Art of Living and Loving," and "Art and Awareness of Happy Health."

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