A former prostitute who claims that a dead Santa Clara County millionaire fathered her children recently made a claim on behalf of her two daughters to the man's estate. A judge ruled this week that the two girls, ages 7 and 9, were in fact his relations and were entitled to a stipend of $1,800 a month, apiece. The family, meanwhile, remains in denial about the dead man's liking for the working girls.
66-year-old Raveesh "Ravi" Kumra, a cell-phone entrepreneur and a former owner of Mountain Winery in Saratoga, was killed on November 30 during a home invasion robbery in his home in Monte Sereno, in the San Jose Hills. Oakland police have linked the robbery and murder to another prostitute Kumra knew and employed, 22-year-old Raven Dixon. Dixon allegedly gave sketched plans of Kumra's home to a gang known as the Money Team, four of whom have been charged in the case (and Dixon was arrested as an accessory).
The woman who came forward with the two daughters, Keila Goggins, once worked at the Kit Kat Guest Ranch in Carson City, Nevada, and says that Kumra was keeping her in a house out of state, paying her $3,000 to $5,000 a month to be a stay-at-home mother for the two girls. She had proof that Kumra had been giving her money since 2001, before she got pregnant, and that Kumra had openly acknowledged the girls and gone on vacation with them to Disneyland.
The story is still more sordid, though, because Kumra's wife, Harinder, still lived in the house with him in 2012 when the murder occurred, and the robbers bound and beat her during the incident. She and Kumra were divorced in 2010, but she continued to reside at the house, with prostitutes traipsing in and out. She and Kumra's grown daughters, ages 33 and 35, tried to portray Goggins's children as the product of "sperm donation" and therefore ineligible for inheritance.