Srinibas Mahapatra

December 30, 1948October 30, 2012
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Mahapatra, Dr Srinibas age 63, passed away October 30th, 2012 at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from a heart attack. “Sri,” as he was known by his colleagues and close friends, was born in Puri, Odisha, India, December 30th, 1948. After spending his early years in Calcutta studying medicine, Sri married his wife Chandana, who he would later boast was the most beautiful woman in all of India. Sri and Chandana then emigrated to the United Kingdom, where he completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. Continued travels brought them to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1987. He completed further training at the University of Michigan and would go on to work at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, where he would eventually become Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry and Director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program. Beloved by his colleagues, he was also an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, becoming a valued teacher and mentor. When not working, Dr Mahapatra delighted in Indian classical music and classical dance. He is survived by his wife, Chandana, his two sons, Rahul and Arun, his mother and four brothers. For those wishing to make donations, the Mahapatra family requests that they be made to Disabled American Veterans, whom Dr Mahapatra served for over 20 years. "


  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2012
  • Antim Sanskar The Hindu Service of Final Rites Saturday, November 3, 2012
  • Service of Cremation Saturday, November 3, 2012

Srinibas Mahapatra

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February 1, 2013

Our deepest sympathies and condolences - Sandhya and I are very saddened to learn of this news late and our hearts go out to you at this time of sorrow.

Amit Mahapatra

January 25, 2013

My Uncle Sri was a great man. Whenever I needed advice, he was there for me. It seems like whenever I needed just about anything, there he was for me. It's been a couple months since his death and I can't even comprehend he's gone. I think about him single day. I'll never forget the stuffed barney doll he bought me for my birthday as a child. I'll never forget this man. If i'm half the man my uncle was, i'll die a happy man. I love you buddiya Uncle. I promise i'll make you proud.

Anusha Ranganathan

November 19, 2012

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Reena, Arun, Rahul and family.
Sri was an invaluable part of the department at the VA and will be sorely missed by one and all who had come in contact with him. We are all deeply saddened by his sudden loss.

Nusrat Ali

November 15, 2012

I have been doing Srinabas taxes for past 17 years. He is certainly one of my most admired client. The irony is that everytime he comes visit me I would end up seeking much more advice from him than the other way around!


November 13, 2012

Respected runanani,It's painfull to hear,we are still remembering your visit to our small home in bhubaneswar.I wish i could be there to share your pain.

jean kuriakose

November 7, 2012

He was very friendly, and helpful . He offered advise and remembered fondly his times in the UK. We talked about his retirement and what he will do with the free time.
Will miss you. It has been a great shock. Great colleague, goodbye.

Sherline Jones

November 6, 2012

Dr. Mahapatra, Rest in Peace. You were indeed a blessing to many. Condolescences to the family and thank you for sharing a wonderful person.

Danielle Doutsas

November 5, 2012

I always enjoyed working with Dr. Mahapatra for the past 6 years. He was a good man and a great doctor. I will miss seeing him almost everyday.

Leona Bakewell

November 5, 2012

I am shocked to hear of Dr. Mahapatra! I remember the day that My husband and I ran into he and his wife Chandana at the Nee Hee restorant in Canton. we had a lovely visit. I have worked here at the VA for the same years as he did and our paths crossed frequently going in and out of the parking garage where he continued to have his cigarettes. My sympathy and prays go out to you Chandana and your sons as you go through this hard time. Remember that God gives us the strength to get through these very hard times.

Mari-Kay Haubert

November 5, 2012

My heart goes out to you during this time of sorrow. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.