|Profession||Real Estate Professional|
|Known for||Being the sister of Manjit Panghali, who was murdered by her husband, Mukhtiar Panghali, in 2006|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Date of Birth||14 February 1971 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||51 Years|
|College/University||UBC Sauder School of Business, University in Vancouver, Canada|
|Educational Qualification||2021: Studied Real Estate/Realtor at UBC Sauder School of Business, University in Vancouver, Canada
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||17 June 2001|
|Children||Daughters- Saveena Bhambra and Nikki Bhambra
Son- Rajan Bhambra
Adopted Daughter- Maya Panghali
|Parents||Father- Resham Basra
Mother- Surinder Basra
|Siblings||Brother- Tur Basra
Sister- Manjit Panghali
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jasmine Bhambra
- Jasmine Bhambra is a Canadian woman who is known for being the sister of Manjit Panghali who was murdered by her husband, Mukhtiar Panghali, in 2006. In 2007, Mukhtiar was arrested on the murder charges of Manjit Panghali. After the death of Manjit Panghali, it was Jasmine who represented Manjit’s family during the media trials and court proceedings.
- Jasmine Bhambra belongs to the Fraser Valley region in Canada.
- Jasmine Bhambra began her career as an interior designer, and later, she moved to the venture capital industry. She is a licensed real estate professional at RE/MAX Little Oak Realty.
- Apart from being a real estate professional, Jasmine also works as a Yoga & Meditation for Trauma, Grief and Resilience instructor at Sacred Space Yoga Therapy. She is a member and community collaborator at Live in the Fraser Valley. Jasmine Bhambra is a certified YogaKids International teacher at YogaKids LifeApp.
- Manjit Panghali, the sister of Jasmine Bhambra, was thirty-one years old when she was murdered by her husband. On 18 October 2006, Manjit Panghali was last seen attending a prenatal yoga class in Surrey. Twenty-six hours after her disappearance, her husband, Mukhtiar Panghali, lodged her missing complaint. Manjit Panghali’s badly burnt body remains were found alongside the Deltaport causeway. On 12 March 2007, Mukhtiar Panghali was detained by the Canadian police. A legal battle was fought for the couple’s only child, Maya, by the parents of Manjit Panghali and Mukhtiar soon after the arrest of Mukhtiar in 2007.
- In 2007, Jasmine Bhambra was granted custody of Manjit’s little daughter after a legal battle with Mukhtiar’s parents following his arrest.
- In a conversation with a media house, Jasmine Bhambra stated that the custody battle of Maya was the most difficult time of her life. She said,
The custody battle was horrific and very traumatic, having to relive the trauma. It was horrific to see his face all the time. It was the most difficult time of my life.”
Jasmine Bhambra further added that during that period she was facing cultural issues. She narrated,
“In our culture, the man’s side of the family is seen as the dominant family. A woman adopting a child and bringing it into her new married family is uncommon and often frowned upon, so it was a stressful time in more than one way.”
- In February 2011, Mukhtiar Panghali was convicted of second-degree murder charges and interfering with human remains and was awarded life imprisonment.
- According to Jasmine, she always sees the glimpses of Manjit Panghali in her daughter, Maya. She explained some incidents about Maya in an interview with a media house. She said,
Little things — the way she talks, her sense of humour — just the things she says sometimes make me go, ‘Oh my God, that is totally something Manj would have said.”
- Jasmine further remembered a dream that she had one night before when Jasmine won the custody of Maya. She said,
I remember it vividly. We were all sitting around in a circle holding hands, with Maya in the middle, and Manjit just said to me, ‘It’s OK. She’s yours. We won.’
- As per Jasmine Bhambra, Maya refers to Jasmine as mom and to her uncle as dad.
- According to Jasmine Bhambra, after two days of Manjit’s disappearance, Jasmine went to Mukhtiar Panghali to ask about the whereabouts of her sister, but he was not interested in answering. In a media conversation, she stated,
We went over to the house and he wouldn’t answer any questions. Mr. Panghali seemed curiously uninterested in finding his missing wife. We talked about hiring a private investigator, three times we mentioned it, and he didn’t say a word.”
- In 2011, Jasmine Bhambra established a private scholarship fund that aims to meet with community groups in Canada to start a program that would help victims of domestic violence. She stated in a conversation with a media house that Manjit’s daughter, Maya, would play an important role in this project when she would grow up. She said,
I’m hoping that maybe Maya can take over that when she gets older and maybe help out victims of violent crime.”
- In March 2022, a web series titled ‘Til Death Do Us Part: The Murder Of Manjit Basra’ was streamed on Discovery Plus, and it was based on the married life and murder of Manjit Panghali.