February 2, 1949 – April 23, 2021
Swarna Prabha, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 23, 2021, in the embrace of her loving children. Swarna was born on February 2, 1949, to Mr. Ramesh Chandra Gupta and Mrs. Sharbati Devi in Meerut, India. She attended Roorkee University in India for undergraduate studies and obtained two Master’s Degrees in Engineering from Roorkee University and Purdue University in Indiana. In her professional career, she worked as an Engineer for AT&T Bell Labs and the State of Indiana. Swarna married Shri Harsha on November 26, 1972, and raised their family in Indianapolis, Indiana where they met many lifelong cherished friends. After living in Indianapolis for more than 35 years she moved her home to Kennesaw, Georgia to be close to her younger daughter.
The Sanskrit translation, Swarna “Golden”, Prabha “Glow” truly embodies the courageous woman she is and the positive light she shown on others through her loving nature and radiant smile. As an avid gardener, the golden rays of the sun brought her joy as she spent hours cultivating her flowers and vegetables. Her adventurous spirit took her to beautiful places both in the U.S. and around the world with her children and dear friends. Swarna created beautiful nature paintings which will always be treasured by her children as a testament to the patience and calmness that she applied to her life and those around her. Her fierce dedication to the upbringing of her three children was only paralleled by the mother-like care she provided her grandchildren in their infancy and throughout their lives, including in her last days bathing her three-week-old infant grandson. This was her purpose in life, a life that brought joy, love and happiness to so many; truly a “Golden Glow” that touched us all.
She is survived by her son, Asheesh Harsha (Sipa); 2 daughters: Anjali Washington (Derrell), and Amitha Harsha; a brother, Shiv Chandra Gupta; and 4 grandchildren Rajan, Priya, Sonali and Akhil. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother and her sister. A celebration and remembrance of Swarna’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. MST on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Inurnment will be private.
Memorials in Swarna’s name may be made to Doctors Without Borders, doctorswithoutborders.org.