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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.”
Sanjay Prakash passed away peacefully at the age of 59, surrounded by family, at 11:15 PM Eastern Time on February 13th, 2022 in his home in Duluth, GA. As a husband, father, son, brother, and uncle he leaves behind his wife, Jyoti Prakash of Duluth, GA; sons, Arnav Prakash, the elder, and Abhinav Prakash of Duluth, GA; mother, Shreemati Pushpa Prasad of Patna, Bihar; and sister, Seema Sinha of Ranchi, Bihar.
Sanjay was born on June 30, 1962, in Patna and spent his early life in multiple locales of Bihar. He got his undergraduate education in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, followed by an MBA in Patna. Sanjay emigrated to The United States in 1991, arriving in Georgia where he later completed his Masters in Information Systems in 1993. After his marriage to Jyoti Prakash in 1992, the couple relocated over the following years to New Jersey, North Carolina, and finally back to Georgia. During this time, they welcomed their sons; Arnav in the year 1998, and Abhinav in 2000. Sanjay was an avid and passionate community organizer; he poured limitless quantities of time, energy, and effort into growing and flourishing multiple Bihar, Jharkhand, and India-centric cultural associations based across the Eastern US.
Sanjay was unbridled laughter. Sanjay meant an enduring passion for life: great love of music, movies, travel, food, friends, playing cards, parties, and more. A loving husband, father, and son, an unending reservoir of energy, few are so well loved by so many. Sanjay was a unique soul who enjoyed life, people, and socializing; always warm, welcoming, and complimentary of others. Reliably there for anyone in need, he looked death in its eyes with an unblinking courage and strength. Sanjay, today we are all poorer, and our loss is heartfelt. But you have left a treasure trove of memories which will always enrich us. Rest in peace, dear beloved, for though you are departed, you shall never be forgotten.
A private ceremony of Hindu Cremation will be held for Sanjay’s wake at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA from 1 to 3 PM on February 15, 2022. Please note that masks will be required for this event.
If you are able, please consider donating what you can to NOBA GSR – an organization run by Netarhat School Alumni that is undertaking multiple social welfare initiatives in Bihar, such as tree planting, farmer and child education, and sanitary pad distribution schemes. The successful expansion of these initiatives would bring Sanjay great joy. Please contact Alok Kumar (650) 265-7503; he will be present at the event.