October 31, 2021
B. Narayana Bhat, formerly of Huntingdon, TN, passed away in Pittsburgh on October 31, 2021. Born February 28, 1937, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Praphulla Bhat; his three children (Amar, Kavitha, and Niranjan) and their spouses/partners; and 10 grandchildren. Raised near Shankarpura village in southern Karnataka state, India, he married Praphulla in 1963 as a recent medical graduate and they immigrated to the United States in 1964. After years of training leading to the completion of a general surgery residency in Nashville, they settled in the town of Huntingdon, TN, where he practiced for over 25 years. He was known as a caring and skillful surgeon and an active and dedicated citizen of the town he and his family called home for more than a quarter century. Following retirement, he and Praphulla returned to Nashville in 1998, contributing as vital members to the local Indian-American community, until moving to the Pittsburgh area in 2020 to be closer to their daughter. He was a devoted husband and loving father with an infectious smile and generous heart. He will be remembered for his philanthropy, whether as a founding member of the first Hindu temple in Nashville, or as a benefactor to institutions in his childhood village in India and his adopted hometown in rural Tennessee. He will also be remembered for supporting the educational aspirations of many in his extended family, asking only that they go on to support others in return. He enjoyed playing tennis and bridge, and traveling throughout the world. Services will be held on November 3, 2021 at the GENE H. CORL FUNERAL CHAPEL INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, (412-372-2100). Religious rites begin at 12pm and remembrances and visitation will be held 1pm-2:30pm.
B. Narayana Bhat, formerly of Huntingdon, TN, passed away in Pittsburgh on October 31, 2021. Born February 28, 1937, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Praphulla Bhat; his three children (Amar, Kavitha, and Niranjan) and their spouses/partners;... View Obituary & Service Information
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