Dr. Sharadamma

December 12, 1935January 9, 2021

We are sad to inform the demise of our dearest and beloved mother Dr.G.K.Sharadamma.

She said in a recent note addressed to all those who loved and idolized her: "I am lucky to float among all of you as a friend, sister, mother, grandmother, and daughter." This was our dear Dr. G.K. Sharadamma. She not only graced each of us with her love and unassuming nature; she also traveled further than what would seem possible as seen through her education, profession, and life's work. She was born to G. S. Kempaiah and B. Thimmakka in Gulur, a village in Tumkur district approximately 45 miles outside Bangalore city in India. She graduated with a medical degree from Mysore Medical College in 1962. She was among the first in her family to become a doctor and go to college. She worked as an OB-GYN for the government of her home state, Karnataka, for twenty years, and became an entrepreneur by starting her private medical practice. By the time she retired in 1983, she had delivered upwards of 1000 babies, focusing her service to women in rural communities in Karnataka. She immigrated to the United States after her retirement in 2000 to live with her daughters’ family and her beloved sister. A true modern renaissance woman, she was a published poet who also embraced the internet and social media to share her thoughts on life and keep in touch with all those she knew, ensuring they weren't alone during times of need.

She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She is survived by her daughters Dr. Shanthala Narasimha and Sandhya Srinivasan; son Justice N.S. Sanjay Gowda; sons-in-law Dr. Vijay Narasimha and Dr. Himanand Akkannappa; daughter-in-law Dr. Kala Sanjay; granddaughters Dr. Shruthi Narasimha, Neethi Narasimha, Shravya Gowda, Megha Akkannappa and Mansi Akkannappa; and grandson N.S. Sriraj Gowda. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Nagarathna Kempaiah, and three brothers G.K. Ramakrishna, G.K. Laxman Gowda and G.K. Sreenivas. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband N.S. Srinivasan.

She loved and lived deeply, empowering everyone she encountered with her powerful presence and character. She will be missed more than words can ever express.

May her soul rest in peace.

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Bindu Ashok

January 15, 2021

I am so fortunate to have grown up around you during my childhood, whenever anyone in the family were ill you were always there to take care. I have learnt so much from you, also the way you managed work and home was truly an inspiration for me. We visited Wimbledon when you came to London and listen to beautiful stories about Mama and his love for Wimbledon and how he spent his days in London while studying. I am so grateful for the time I spent with you and will cherish the memories always. You will stay in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace atte, we love you so much.
Bindu, Ashok, Vindya & Vyshnavi

Madhuri Gudla

January 13, 2021

Really fortunate and blessed to have known you and your family . I can never forget your smile, encourage and positive spirit whenever we met . My condolences to the entire family . OM SHANTHI

Alamu Miru

January 13, 2021

Always with a smiling face, serene look, beautiful saree and lovely big pottu. Kind words. Shares beautiful stories. Feel blessed to have known you and cgatted with you and taken your blessings dear aunty. You will be a shining star in heaven 🙏

Vasu Nanjappa

January 13, 2021

To our beloved ಅತ್ತೆ

Even though we were far apart all these many years you stayed in our heart. We will be missing you but will cherish all the good warmth memories we shared with you in our childhood forever. You did inspire many people around you in their life and we were grateful & blessed to have grown under your grace for some part of our lives. As you complete your final farewell journey leaving all of your beloved ones and join Mama, Chichi and Appaji in heaven. You will be in our prayers always and pray your soul rest in peace.

Goodbye from all of us
Vasu, Preethi, Apoorva, Nikil
Harisha, Vani, Avaneesh
Jaya, Vijayashekar, Dhivija, Vikas

Deepali and Balaji Padmanabhan

January 13, 2021

Sharada Aunty was a friend to all. A beautiful person in and out she always had a smile for everyone. I loved watching movies with her and she was a wonderful friend to my mother. We feel very blessed to have known her. May her soul Rest In Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Deepali & Balaji

Rani And Virender Kapur

January 13, 2021

This has been the most shocking news about Sharda Ji,s demise.! It’s hard to even think that she is gone to another distant Heavenly place where there will be more peace .. no more pain and suffering and oxygen to carry that she did so very bravely and with such dignity here amongst her dearest ones ..! Such an amazing ..warm .. gentle .. kind hearted lady she was who exuded such calmness and humbleness .🌹Feel so blessed to have known her and spend many endearing moments with her that will be cherished as long as I live .🌹You are and will be missed dearly ..R.I.P.🙏🏻🌹🙏🏻Our condolences to the whole family
Rani and Virender Kapur