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.

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This Obituary Has 20 Condolences

  1. Dear Mamiji
    You have only changed your location.
    You will always reside in our hearts .
    🙏🙏

  2. “I know I can’t make your pain go away, but I want you to know I’m here with a shoulder or an ear or anything else you need.”
    Raghvendra Goel
    S/O Lt S.M Goel
    Deheradun,
    India

  3. May God put her in a special place where she will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished her! Dear Buaji , you will always be missed .🙏

  4. Dear Swarnaprabha,

    It is a very sad news for us that you left us so early in your life. We are friends for ever. You left a good memories among us. You were a good wife to your husband and a real good and caring mother to your children and grand children. We will always miss you and your smiling face too.
    Our prayer to Lord is to rest your soul in peace and give extra strength to your children and all family members and relatives.
    Om Shanti, Shanti and Shanti

    Pradeep and Ketki Desai
    Indianapolis, IN USA

  5. So simple and so genuine, you came to impress some of your golden glow on our souls. I still see you smiling down on us…

  6. Saddened to lose my Roorkee classmate. May her noble soul rest in eternal peace and may the Almighty grant strength to all family members and friends to bear this irreparable loss. I will always cherish the lovely 4 years we spent together in Roorkee.

  7. Dear and respected bua ji …you were the lady of a pious soul .you were soft and lovable hearted, sweet spoken as well as strong and courageous .you were always in our hearts n will remain there as our inspiration .Lots of Love and regards 🙏🙏.

  8. Dear Mamiji,
    You will always remain present in our hearts,with your forever glowing smile.
    Will always cherish the fond memories of your visits..the quality time we had together .We always looked forward to your visits to India and the long phone calls from the US.

    🙏God bless you 🙏

  9. May God give you special place. We will always remember you mamiji.

  10. We pray to Lord to rest her soul in peace and give more strength to her family to bear this big loss. We will always miss you. WE love you forever.

    Pradeep and Ketki Desai, all Indy friends

  11. Anjali, Amitha, and Asheesh,
    Your mom is one of the most strong, brave, kind, caring, generous, (and stubborn!) people we have had the pleasure of knowing. She lives on in each of you and will always be with you. Sending love to your family 🙏🏼❤️

  12. Dear Swarn Prabhaji
    May God rest your soul in peace.
    We remember you fondly from our Indianapolis days.
    All the fun time we had together.
    RIP Swarn Prabhaji.
    Love
    Rekha

  13. May God help her lie in peace. Her soul is eternal and someday We all will join her. She will always remain in our heart and soul. Swarn Prabha and my wife Kamal were the best friends ever since they met in a store in Indianapolis in 1979. That was the year we moved to Indianapolis from Connecticut. Swarn Prabha and her husband Harsha who passed away in 2009 were pillar of our friendship. We had wonderful life together, we helped each other in good times and bad. It is so ironic that my wife passed away in 2012 on April 22 and Swarn passed away in 2021 on April 23, its like within 24 hours of each other. May god bless the Children, Ashish, Amita and Anjali in pursuit of their life full of happiness and prosperity. Our parents are aging and sooner or later they will be in heaven, that’s the nature of life. So let’s celebrate her life and accomplishment that she had offered to the world. She raised there beautiful children who are prospering in their own right. I will miss Swarna just as much I have missed my wife Kamal. Kamal and Swarn were best friends, reflecting back on our life together I remember every moments of our togetherness. If I can do anything for surviving children I will always be there. At the moment the only regret I have is that I couldn’t be there with you all due to this terrible Mahamari that has consumed us all and refrained us to be with out loved ones. God Bless Swarn Prabha and her children, Ashish, Amita and Anjali and their family. I am Sushil Jain still in Indianapolis. God only knows what my life plan is going forward.

  14. Dear Swarna ji
    Rest In Peace we will miss you 🙏🙏🙏 Om Shanti
    Jyoti Bahri

  15. Our sincerest condolences to the family. Mrs Harsha was a very kind person that will surely be missed by all who had the privilege to meet. May you Rest in Peace.

  16. SwaranPrabhaji,
    Your name exemplifies you! Gold always shines and so did you. I would always remember your phone calls, small and long chats, visits to my home and me visiting you in Anjali’s. Your courage and strength are unmeasurable. Your golden words are still echo in my ears – “I never look back!” Now shine in heaven. And let your soul be at peace. 🙏🏻🕉🙏🏻

  17. Swarnaji you were always there for me, when I needed you. You were so patient and always smiling We laughed together, made fun of each other at times. I will miss your presence, but you will always have special place in my heart., Asha Mishra, Canada

  18. We will always miss you. You will be with us all the time. Love you all .

  19. Dear Asheesh, Anjali. Amitha & family-we are so sorry for your loss. Swaranji was such a great person and friend and we are honored and blessed to have known her. She will live in our memories forever. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow. Our condolences. May her soul Rest In Peace. Prayers for peace in your sorrowful time.🕉🙏☮️🌼

  20. My sincere prayers and condolences to your family. May the precious memories you’ve built through the years be comforting to your heart and soul.

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