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Obituaries: Dr. Krupa Sagar Rao Palakurthi And Dr. Shankar L. Garg

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Dr. Krupa Sagar Rao Palakurthi, originally from Hyderabad, India, and a resident of Westwood, MA, passed away on December 18, 2016 at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, MA. He was 78. He was loving father of Prashanth Palakurthi.
Dr. Palakurthi is survived by his wife Smt. Vasantha Palakurthi, children Prashanth, Dr. Sangeetha and Dr. Puneetha; daughter-in-law Anuradha, son-in-law Prasad Kalyanapu; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dr. Palakurthi hailed from Hyderabad and lived Westwood. He was born on April 19, 1938, in Manukota, Warangal, India.

As shared with his family on his deathbed, his greatest joy in life outside of the family was as an ophthalmic surgeon providing eyesight to the very needy. His family remembers him for his immense sense of civic duty, intellectual curiosity and dedication.


Dr. Shankar L. Garg of Shrewsbury/Worcester passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2016.  He was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, and a compassionate friend. Shankar is survived by his wife Asha Garg, his two son's Amit and Maneesh, his daughter-in-laws Alpa and Gagan, and his two grandchildren Simran and Nalin.

Tribute and Services:
Friday December 23, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trinity Church, 440 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA

He was born on July 31, 1943 in New Delhi, India. He was inspired and encouraged by his elder brother to pursue his dreams of studying medicine. With a modest upbringing, Shankar was selected to the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was also awarded a Gold Medal upon his graduation in 1967.

Shankar made the courageous decision to leave his family and familiar surroundings to begin a life journey in the America. In 1968, he landed in Schenectady, NY where he did his medical Internship. He pursued his residency in Internal Medicine at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, NY. He completed fellowship in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester, where he ultimately settled with his wife.

Dr. Garg established his practice in Rheumatology in 1974. He held clinical appointments at various area hospitals including St. Vincent's and UMass. Dr. Garg was beloved by his patients for his skillful care, compassion, and dedication to their health. Dr. Garg continued to care for his patients up until his passing.

Shankar was one of the earliest immigrants of Indian origin to come to Worcester. He loved his community, and the people with whom he shared the journey of building and supporting a home away from home.

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