Ramanath Bhat of Billerica, MA

1961 - 2023

Visitation

October 16, 2023
9:30 - 10:30 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford

Funeral

October 16, 2023
11 A.M.
Merrimack Crematory, 8 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, NH

Live Streaming Funeral Home And Cremations Westford MARamanath “Ram” Narayan Bhat, 62, of Billerica, MA, died on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at his home.

Ram was married to Nayantara (Tara) Bhat with whom he would have celebrated their 31st anniversary on December 18th, 2023. Born in Shirali, India, he was the son of the late Narayan M. Bhat and Savitri Prabhu. He completed his PhD from National Chemical Laboratories in Pune, India in 1991 and then came to Ontario, Canada for a postdoctoral research position. He continued following his passion for chemistry and came to the United States in 1993 to pursue a second postdoctoral research position at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He and Tara finally settled in the Greater Boston area in 1996. Ram worked in the chemical industry as a scientist and was most recently employed by Transcode Therapeutics. He was known for his very strong work ethic.

Some things he enjoyed in his leisure time were taking walks, gardening, as well as playing soccer and going on bike rides with his two children. Ram consistently enjoyed his evening tea, weekend afternoon naps, and catering to the sweet tooth he kindly passed on to his children. He looked forward to his yearly trips to India to see the rest of his family who were near and dear to his heart.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Rohan Bhat and his daughter Roshni Bhat of Billerica, MA, two brothers, four sisters, many nieces, nephews, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Ram was predeceased by one brother and one sister.

FUNERAL NOTICE

Visiting hours Monday, October 16, 2023 from 9:30-10:30AM at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Religious services will occur at 11AM at Merrimack Crematory, Merrimack, NH for those who wish to attend.

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23 Condolences for Ramanath Bhat of Billerica, MA

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    Dr. S. R. Ayodhya

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    It was really shocking to hear the sad news about the untimely demise of our great friend Dr. R. N. Bhat. I knew Dr. Bhat at NCL during his PhD.D. days.
    Let us pray God for the departed soul to attain moksha and also give enough courage to the family members to bear the shock.
    OmShanti .
    Dr. Ayodhya and family

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    Dr Arun Pantar

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    Saddened to hear the loss of Ram! Pray Sadgati to the departed soul and deeply felt condolences to the family.

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    Dr.Howard Richman

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    I am so sad for our loss of my “brother” we were friends for over 30 years and spoke almost everyday. I love and will miss you my brother. We pray God for the departed soul to attain moksha and also give enough courage to the family members to bear the shock.
    OmShanti . Ram, you will always be in my heart and thoughts.

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    Kalpana A. Nayak

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    My beloved brother Ramanath, 19 years younger to me, a sincere, committed and loving brother who felt more like a son. You devotedly fulfilled all your duties as a son and brother, and strived for our family’s well being and happiness.
    Today on your loss I am trying to comprehend why god did this and all I think is, god wanted a divine, pious and loving soul like you in heaven abode. I miss you very much and pray for your divine moksha. Om Shanti. Your, Uma akka.
    Kalpana A. Nayak and family.

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    Ullas M Kamath

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    Om Shanthi ?

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    Shantaram Narayan Naik

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    Dear Dr Ramanath Narayan Bhat was my NCL, Pune hostel room partner for four years. He was kind very kind and very affectionate to me. I am very sorry to hear demise of Dr Ramanath Bhat. I pray God to rest his soul in Sadgati. Om Shanti. ???Dr Shantaram Narayan Naik.

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    Naren Vyavahare

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    Dear Ram- It is shocking that God takes kind and good people so early to heaven. May be they also want such a good company. I just want you to be in peace wherever you are. You have so good friend to so many without any personal agenda- just pure friendship. May God give all the strength needed for his loving family to cope up with the loss. ?????

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    Dr Satyawan Bhat

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    The premature demise of my uncle, Dr Ramanath Bhat (Krishna Mama, as some of us fondly called him) is a terrible loss, not just to the immediate family, but also to all those who came to know him closely. His generosity of spirit, warmth of heart and caring attitude touched the lives of so many around him.
    He was immensely popular in Shirali in India where he was born and his vast network of acquaintances and friends there would highly anticipate his annual visits to the village.
    He was, by a very wide margin, the most favourite uncle among his many nephews and nieces.
    Though he set up home thousands of miles away from where he commenced his journey, he was always close to anyone who needed his assistance. If you ever had to ask him for help, you would always hear a yes.
    The death of my uncle has left a very deep void in our lives, that will always remain unfilled.
    Om Shanti.

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    Ramnath Nayak

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    This premature demise of my uncle , Dr.Ramanath N Bhat bring a terrible void in our lives.
    He was always an inspiration for all of us for the hardwork , determination & success, one can achieve in life, rising from the very humble upbringing in tiny hamlet of Shirali & making mark abroad purely on his merits.
    His love for his parents & siblings was unmatched and would devotedly fulfil all his duties as son & brother.
    Deep-rooted in India, he would cherish annual visit to India to visit the holy deities & his childhood ancestral home.
    He would make sure to meet the near & dear ones with whom he grew in Shirali , Karnataka during such visits.
    By far , he was the most popular amongst all nephews & nieces for his kindness, generosity & helpful nature.
    This loss will certainly take time to heal & we will miss you very very much MAMA and pray for your divine moksha & strength to Nayana mami , Rohan & Roshni.
    Om Shanti.

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    Deepa Burman

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    I still cannot believe that my dear Krishna Mama is not with us anymore. I still remember my visits to Shirali every summer vacation and mama would take me and Satya out in the evenings. He was a gem of a person and this is a huge void. I love you Mama and miss you.

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    Muktakka

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    The apple of my eye, my brother Gopal Krishna, aka Ramanath, was the star of the family, whose brightness was unparalleled among the many siblings that made up my large family.
    His selfless love, dedication and sense of duty made him truly unique in so many ways.
    He was loved and adored by not just everyone in the near and distant family but also by everyone in our native village.
    Destiny has been unfair in snatching him away from us, when he should have had a long life ahead of him. We have no choice but to bow to God’s wishes.
    I will sorely miss him every moment of my life. My heart goes out to Nayana and the children, Rohan and Roshni.
    My prayers to God so that my dearest brother may attain Sadgati. Om Shanti.

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    Carl M. Reppucci

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    Saddened by this sudden loss of Ram, longtime friend. Always looking for the next project to work on together. So sorry for Tara, Roshni and Rohan.

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    Sade Faleye

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    Dear Tara, Rohan, Roshini,
    I am still in shock to hear of Ram’s passing. However, in spite of the sadness, I want to appreciate his loving legacy towards his family and every one that had opportunity to have met him. His great memories live on. Praying for God’s comfort for you all during this time of loss.
    Please accept our condolences.
    The Faleyes

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    Govindaray Nayak

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    Dear Nayana,

    Jayashree, Nakul and I are struggling to find words to say to ease the loss of your beloved husband and wonderful father to Rohan and Roshni. There is no words for your loss!

    Though my close association with Ramanath was for a short period of two years at Guelph, I have experienced his friendship and generosity first hand. I used to go to his laboratory in between classes and at the end of the day while he conducted his research working long hours. He used to be very busy running his experiments, however taking time to have a brief chat with me. It was amazing to see a dedicated scientist working so hard and long hours. He was a bachelor then and I used to tell him that he would not be able to work such a long hours once he gets married.

    The thing I remember most from our conversation is his love for his family. He was a dedicated family person with a strong religious belief and practice. I believe Ramanatha’s untimely death definitely signifies Gods wanted him to attain Moksha sooner!

    With love and remembrance, we share in your sorrow.

    Govindaray

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    Hemant Pathak

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    It’s too early for Ram to pass away.
    We just have to accept it as God’s wish. I knew him since 1996 as a neighbor in Burlington and since then met his family so many times. He was always very gentle and helpful. Ram’s main achievement is his children’s great achievements. It’s time to celebrate his successful life and wish his soul a Moksha. May god give great strength to Ram’s family to bear the loss. Om Shanti.

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    Hariprasad Bhat

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    It is really difficult to express the loss of Krishna Mama in words. While he was physically in a different country, he always remained so close to our heart with his caring nature and his immense and selfless love for his siblings and family.

    His loss has left a big void which would be impossible to fill. Will really miss you Mama..

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    Dr. Yusef.yacouba-issa

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    Dear Tara, Rohan, Roshini, I am very sorry for your loss. It’s a road of pain from which no escape seems possible. Ram is a great person and friend whom I have enjoyed working with and respect a great deal. I share you pain and will keep you all in my prayers. This is a big loss to the nation. Ram will be missed. I pray to God that he rests peacefully in heaven. Amen.

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    Sujata Shanbhag

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    Dear Nayana ,
    No words i can express deeply sorry for the big loss of your beloved partner
    Ram was such a wonderful person who will always live in my memories for ever
    pl accept my heart felt condolences

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    Megan Moore

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    I remember Mr. Bhat as Roshni’s father. He was always so kind to all of Roshni’s friends when we’d come over to his home. He would tell dad jokes with such a straight face, and then crack up and laugh with all of us at himself. We’ll miss him.

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      Pimprenelle Behaeghel

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      I remember Mr. Bhat, or to me always Roshni’s Dad, as someone who stayed up late for our wild history projects and never wavered in his care and support. He was a calm force at the Bhat home despite all our teenage craziness. We’ll miss him. My love goes out to the whole family.

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    Amélie Behaeghel

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    Dear Tara, Rohan and Roshni, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. I am praying for your dear departed’s soul and for your family.

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    Nagendra Bhat

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    Dear Nayana, Rohan and Roshni,
    Saddened to hear about this great loss. My deepest sympathies. May God give you and your family strength to withstand this. Our prayers are with you
    Om Shanti
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    Hemantkumar Naik

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    Hi Tara, Rohan and Rishini,
    I am extremely sorry to hear this very sad news. I am speechless and have no words to express my condolences. Ram is actually like my god father & an elder brother to me. He gave me life in US. I am here just because of him. I cannot forget my days working with him the lab for 5 years.

    He was so active and healthy. I really cannot believe this news yet. He has done a lot of good work and given life to so many like me. We pray Bhagavan give you all strength and courage in this hour of such a big loss.

    We can only pray to Prabhu Shri Hanuman for his soul. On Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti. ????????

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