Swaminathan Bhaskar

January 23, 1955July 3, 2013
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Swaminathan Bhaskar, age 58, passed away on July 3, 2013. Bas, as he liked to be called by his friends, was employed with Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation with 20 years of service. He was recently employed with Pettigrew & Pettigrew Land Services. Bas came to the United States January 2, 1975, where he earned his accounting degree and master’s degree from the University of Houston. He worked at several jobs before he met Leah. He wasn’t shy about telling his friends that he knew she was the girl he would marry. After a brief courtship, Bas and Leah were married on May 11, 1984, and recently celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. Bas was always passionate about sports. He was a skilled athlete in many different sports. He was a champion table tennis player, and was awarded a position on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Table Tennis team. He enjoyed many other sports including tennis and bowling. On weekends, more often than not, you would find him on the golf course. His passion for golf was transferred to his daughter, Brittany, who enjoyed the sport almost as much as he did. Bas was preceded in death by his father Viswanathan Swaminathan of Mumbai (Bombay) India. Bhaskar was survived by his wife Leah F. Bhaskar, and he was the loving father of Brandon Michael Bhaskar and Brittany Michele Bhaskar. Mr. Bhaskar was also survived by his mother, Lalitha Swaminathan and his sister Vijayalakshmi Suryanarayanan and multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephew. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 7¸2013 at Forest Park –The Woodlands from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 7, 2013

Swaminathan Bhaskar

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Inez Burge

October 15, 2013

Leah, I am sorry for your Loss. Bass was one of the best bosses I have every had and a good Friend. My prayers are with you all.

Mary Reed

October 15, 2013

Leah I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you .Brittany and Brandon. Stay strong. Bass was my boss and a good friend

Tracy Persky

July 15, 2013

I was very sorry to hear about Bas. He has played in my fantasy football league for the past couple of years, and we enjoyed getting to know him at our yearly draft. I will keep the Bhaskar family in my prayers.

Ed Jones

July 9, 2013

Leah, I am sorry for your pain, sadness, and emptiness from your loss of your closest friend for 29 years. You are blessed with family and many friends. You and your family are in my prayers.

Tiffani Foxx

July 8, 2013

We love you and are praying for you and your family, Leah.

Katelyn Coats

July 8, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Allison Knapp

July 7, 2013

Bas was such a pleasant man to work with. He always had great stories. He cared deeply about his family and always shared his fond memories. I will miss him greatly. My prayers are with his family.

Dianne and Joe McCarthy

July 6, 2013

Fond memories remain from our years at Mitchell Energy. We offer our prayers for both Bhaskar and his family.

Claudia Cortez

July 5, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.