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Lakshman Prasad, M.D. – Williamson/Sarasota – Dr. Prasad passed peacefully on September 25, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Connie; their three children, Travis Milks (Leah), Nathan Prasad, Ricca Ramey (Kyle); and two grandchildren, Olivia Milks and Gareth Milks.
He is also survived by his five children Manju Das (Vijay), Anil Prasad, Mina Prasad, Poonam Hansen (Brian), Pamela Puccia (Anthony) from his prior marriage (Saraswati); their nine grandchildren, Jacklyn Das (Julia Tulke), Devin Das (Jorie), Aneil Prasad, Aryanna Prasad, Siobhan Prasad, Liam Hansen, Collier Hansen, Lakshman Puccia, and Paulena Puccia; one great grandchild, Benny Das; and his beloved niece, Sarita Prasad (Rajendra).
Dr. Prasad was a force of nature, constantly curious and courageous up until the end. He often had the most fun exploring the corners of his own mind, which was perpetually generating new business ideas and leisure adventures. Born in Champapur, India in 1934, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1960 to specialize in the burgeoning field of psychiatry. In his sixty-year career, he served communities in Canada and the States, helping thousands of people. In 2015, he received an award from the American Psychiatric Association honoring his service. Dr. Prasad always maintained a strong connection to India and was involved in creating Rochester’s Indian Community Center and the Hindu Temple of Rochester. Yet he was also committed deeply to American culture and even endeavoring to memorize the English dictionary. He loved to travel and made a full loop around the globe in 1966. In his late years, he enjoyed quiet reflection by Lake Ontario in the summers and soaking up the Florida sunshine in the winters. He was deeply passionate about supporting his large international family. He set an example for his children of courage, high achievement, and family devotion. Dr. Prasad lived a life full of love and passion. He will be deeply missed. Family and friends may call at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, 3325 Winton Road South, Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hindu Temple.