Dr. Bharat Kumar Narumanchi left this world on January 26, 2021, at the age of 43. Bharat was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on August 10, 1977, to Smt. Radha Bhavatarini Devi and Professor Radha Ramana Murty Narumanchi, who had immigrated from India in 1972. The youngest child in a large family, Bharat was doted upon by his brother and five sisters. Bharat was the grandson of Sri Narumanchi Srirama Murty and great-grandson of Sri Narumanchi Narayana Murty from Tenali, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Bharat graduated from Wilbur Cross High School at the age of 15, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He then joined the doctoral program in ECE at the University of California, Davis, but he left ABD (with a Master’s degree) to join a startup technology firm. Bharat found the tech sector unfulfilling; so, he started his education over, working towards a career in medicine. Bharat graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada in 2008. He became the first civilian doctor admitted to the residency program in internal medicine and pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Bharat loved California especially Los Angeles and Orange County. Some of our fondest memories of him were of his time as a graduate student at UC Davis. He was an avid video game player and a virtual reality enthusiast. Bharat battled Stage 4 oral squamous cell carcinoma for the last year of his life. Bharat is survived by his cherished daughter, devoted parents, and loving siblings and cousins. His ashes will be scattered in the Ganga River at Varanasi in accordance with Sanatana Dharma and also in Hawaii per his wishes.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Hospice Austin and Austin Palliative Care for their service to our beloved Bharat Kumar.
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