AAHOA PAST CHAIRMAN Manhar P. “MP” Rama passed away Sunday at age 74. Rama was a co-founder with his brothers of JHM Hotels that later became Auro Hotels
in Greenville, South Carolina.

Rama was born in Africa and raised in India, according to Auro Hotels. He completed high school in Gurukul Supa, Navsari, and graduated from M.S. University of
Baroda with a degree in civil engineering. In 1973, he came to the U.S. and attended California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, where he earned
a master’s degree in engineering. He worked with the city of Pomona before entering the hotel business.

“In the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, we learn that life is a journey of the soul, and my brother, M.P., lived this journey with unwavering devotion, love, and
integrity,” said HP Rama, Founder of JHM/Auro Hotels. “His contributions to our family and the hospitality industry are immeasurable. We will honor his memory by
continuing to embody the values he held dear. M.P.’s spirit will remain a guiding light for all of us.”