Profile: Bharati Kemraj – Communications and Media Liaison to Bronx Borough President
By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
Bharati Kemraj is a young lady with a bundle of charm. She has a refreshing approach to life; she wants all to function to the best of their ability and to do so with the joy that honest work brings. Bharati was born at Meten-Meer Zorg on the West Coast of Demerara in Guyana. Her dad is Vishnu Sukul, a prominent Hindu priest and her mom is Chandra, a caregiver.
Bharati is third of six children. She attended Meten-Meer Zorg government school and recalls that the teachers were strict and there was a lot of homework. She loved math and would take on extra assignments to improve her grades.
Bharati left Guyana for New York when she was seven years old. Her parents had spent some time in Holland before moving to New York. When Bharati joined them she was fascinated by the sights of the big city. The family settled in the Bronx and Bharati and her sisters went to school on the Grand Concourse.