Srilekha (Roy) Bhattacharya – loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt – passed away on October 20, 2021 in Davis, California. Srilekha was born on May 9, 1938 in Calcutta (Kolkata), India. She received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Scottish Church College and an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Science College. She and her husband, Prodyot Kumar Bhattacharya, emigrated to the U.S. in 1966, settling in Tucson, Arizona. In 1980, they moved to Davis, California.
Srilekha enjoyed cooking, gardening, birdwatching, and in her earlier life, knitting and crocheting. She had a beautiful singing voice and taught her daughters Rabindra Sangeet and other Bengali songs. She and her husband were married for 54 years and traveled the world together.
Srilekha is survived by her two daughters, Suparna Jain and Aparna Anderson; her four grandchildren, Arjun Jain, Anjali Jain, Anil Anderson, and Mira Anderson; her sisters, Suchandra Sen and Sudeshna Ganguly; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A virtual memorial event and Hindu Shraddha will be held on November 14, 2021. Contact Aparna Anderson at email@example.com for details.