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Vijay Madavan

Vijay Madavan was born and raised in Malaysia. Her grandparents settled there after growing up in Kerala, India. Madavan remembers well the Indian influences of both her parents and grandparents, especially in the field of cooking. As a girl, Madavan (along with her two sisters) learned the art of Indian cooking from her mother and still practices it today. After receiving her B.A. in Business Administration from Stamford College in London, Madavan moved to Minnesota in 1981. Madavan has remarried since the death of her first husband, Steve. She lives in Hopkins, Minnesota, with her second husband, Thomas.