Somangshu Mukherji’s Vile Email & Restraining Order

Authored by Somagnshu Mukherji U.Mich Music

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Stephen Ames Berry

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit, Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.–Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Publication of a recent writing by Ann Arbor Professor Somangshu Mukherji of the University of Michigan School of Music. Shortly after sending that email to our daughter, Mukherji sued me for defamation of character, demanding $500k.  

Mukherji’s filthy email is as untrue as it is vicious: the hearing was in reality a pro forma five-minute review of an earlier visitation order modification essentially stripping Avram’s mother of her visitation rights, an order crafted from uncorroborated allegations by Mukherji. 

Here’s the Washtenaw County Family Court’s official audio transcript of that 10/25/19 visitation review hearing, thoughtfully scheduled without notice to her on our daughter’s birthday. At the end, you’ll hear her mother sharing her opinion of the original custody hearing with the judge, upon whom she did indeed hang up:

10.25.19 Visitation Hearing -- What The Judge Really Said

10.25.19 Visitation Hearing -- What The Judge Really Said

Mukherji’s vile email to his American wife, our daughter Alexandra, heinously celebrates his cruel vendetta to have her stripped of visitation rights with her son, three-year-old Avram–rights she had so briefly that she never once used them. Avram’s not Mukherji’s blood relative. Mukherji as of 2019 was, according to his court filings, an Indian national. Our daughter reported to the Herkimer police that Mukherji sends her abusive emails about once every two weeks. This one she did something about.

The custody hearing of Mukherji v. Kaidan-Berry in Ann Arbor Family Court was as obscene as Mukherji’s email: a sickening spectacle of an unrepresented mentally ill defendant bullied by an attorney before a seemingly soporific judge. Mukherji’s oral testimony with it’s touching avowal of enduring love for his wife, despite her mental illness, was especially nauseating, given his alleged abuse and its probable exacerbation of our daughter’s bipolarism.

Abiding Love of His Wife - Somangshu Mukherji Custody Testimony

Somangshu Mukherji’s true feelings for his wife and her family are on display in his email to her. 

Here are our daughter’s court filings in that judicial proceeding:

U. Mich's Somangshu Mukherji sneering at his father-in-law
A Trespassing Somangshu Mukherji Sneering At Wife’s “Trailer Trash” Father. Herkimer NY 4/11/19
Avram Mukherji Exploring his first-ever toys
Avram Mukherji Exploring His First-Ever Toys–Trailer Trash Grandparent’s Home, Herkimer 2/19

Fitbit’s James Park, Our Daughter And Somangshu Mukherji

Mukherji’s attorney intimated in her questioning of Alexandra that a symptom of her “psychosis” was her belief that she had dated James Park, the cofounder of Fitbit. Here’s Alexandra with sister Shelly and James in Myakka State Park in Florida in 2002, when James was post-Harvard, pre-Fitbit. We’d recently moved to Sarasota. (Like James, I was also recently post-Harvard.) 

These were our family’s blessed days before Alexandra met Somangshu Mukherji. James was also a frequent visitor to our home in Boston’s Charlestown.  We liked James, and to his credit, he plunged right into those alligator-rich waters with our daughters to free their canoe from the mud, even as he lamented his lack of a pistol. Solid husband material, I thought. Alas!

FitBit's James Park in alligator country
James Park, Alexandra and youngest daughter Shelly . Myakka, Florida 2002

“Mukherji alleged …that her false memory of his abuse was another sad symptom of the “psychosis” that made her a danger to her son.”

Immediately after Mukherji won custody of our grandson Avram in Michigan, he had him illegally taken from our home in Herkimer NY, where our daughter had fled with Avram after what she alleged in her court filings were years of abuse and neglect. (Mukherji later alleged Stalinesque-like, that her false memory of his abuse was another sad symptom of the “psychosis” that made her a danger to her son.)  As our daughter alleged in her Michigan court custody proceedings, Mukherji’s exploitation of her mental health issues led to her tragic marriage to him and the issuance of the Green Card he needed for his academic appointment.

Perfidy’s Prize – Somangshu Mukherji’s Green Card

What Sparked Somangshu Mukherji’s Vile Email?

“The malignant narcissist undermines families and organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate.[2]

Was it the unexpected sound of his wife’s voice that triggered Somangshu Mukherji’s rage? Or his alleged lies at the custody hearing being denounced as such by Avram’s grandmother? Both? I don’t know. But his love note to his wife soon followed, as did a restraining order (Order of Protection).

Somangshu Mukherji’s Restraining  Order

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Avoiding the Black Spot-Paying Spousal Support Is For Other Husbands

Mukherji’s successfully toadholed in his Ann Arbor condo, avoiding process servers, avoiding service of the Order of Protection and a Spousal Support Summons.  

mukherji refusal of service


Mukherji’s vile email was a minor prelude to the subsequent cruel hoax he later perpetrated on his mentally ill American wife in August of 2020, after disposing of his inconvenient “son”:

Somangshu Mukherji And The Little Boy Who Wasn’t There

Winter 2022 Update–Mukherji Fired, Unhired, But Staying Active

Somangshu Mukherji Loses His Job, Beats His Wife, Steals Her Money, Dumps Her In A Brothel

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Author: herkimerblog

This blog is my perspective on dwelling in our small village nestled among beautiful forests, farms and open landscapes. Educated in Israel and the US, I have an MS in Computer Science. My viewpoint has been shaped by world travel, friends and benefactors both strangers and people I know. Linda Kaidan