Dr. Mukul Ranjan Banerjee

Born on January 3, 1937

Departed on December 6, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Dr. Mukul Ranjan Banerjee, 82, of Nashville, peacefully passed at his home with his family at his side on Friday, December 6, 2019.
Dr. Banerjee was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to Kolkata, India where he received his Veterinary Degree. He then came to the United States to pursue his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Following his graduate studies he held positions at Indiana University and University of Florida. Dr. Banerjee spent the majority of his professional academic career as a tenured professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN.
On December 4, 1968, Dr. Banerjee married his wife of 51 years, Gita (Ganguly) Banerjee in Kolkata, India. Together they raised two children, Amit Banerjee (Pauline Koh-Banerjee) and Sumita Banerjee Keller (Dustin Keller). In retirement, Dr. Banerjee enjoyed spending time with his 3 beautiful and mischievous grandchildren, Ana Banerjee (13), Naryan Banerjee (11) and Ranjan Keller (5).
Dr. Banerjee was very involved in the local Indian Community, including serving in multiple leadership roles. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening and traveling. He loved spending time with friends, playing cards and sharing stories often highlighted by his unique sense of humor.
Services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at West Harpeth Funeral Home & Crematory, 6962 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by Puja at 12:00 p.m. and Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you make donations to Meharry Medical College in memory of Dr. Mukul Banerjee.

17 Comments to Dr. Mukul Ranjan Banerjee

  1. Alice Sanford
    December 8, 2019 8:35 pm

    Sumita (and all your family), I am so sorry/

  2. Jonathan Boddie
    December 8, 2019 10:16 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. He will be so missed.

  3. Georganne Harmon
    December 8, 2019 10:38 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family, dear Amit and Sumita.
    Georganne Harmon

  4. Janet M. Noble
    December 9, 2019 12:07 am

    Amit and Sumita, I will be thinking of you and your family in the coming days. May the concern and thoughts of others bring you comfort.
    Janet M. Noble (HFA)

  5. Jenny Sorey
    December 9, 2019 12:40 am

    Sumita and family-
    I am so very sorry for your loss sending lots of hugs and love your way.

  6. Judy Robeson
    December 9, 2019 8:36 am

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you🙏🏼

  7. Lindsey Cody
    December 9, 2019 10:52 am

    Dearest Sumita and Dustin,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing our your dear Father. I will be thinking of you today and am so sorry for your loss. Much love to you and your family!

  8. Prem Singh Kahlon
    December 9, 2019 2:02 pm

    I had known Mukul for 59 years since our LSU days. He was an outstanding scholar, graduating in top 10 % of his PHD class and was inducted into a very prestigious Honorary Society. What I remember most about Mukul is that he was one of the most humble person I had known. We will celebrate his life with Banerjee family and friends on Tuesday.
    Our prayers are with Banerjee family during these difficult times. God be with Mukul

  9. Zak Mohyuddin (Rumi)
    December 9, 2019 3:08 pm

    A beautiful man in full sense, idealistic and gentle soul. Curious and strive to understand. I always had great admiration and respect since first meeting him in the ’70s. A privilege knowing him.

  10. Kmac
    December 9, 2019 7:42 pm

    Thinking of you Sumitha during the transition of your father. 🙏🏾🌅🖤

  11. Vasant Pandit
    December 10, 2019 2:44 pm

    Very sorry to hear about the sad demise of Dr. Bannerjee. Our prayers are with Geetabhabi and all the family. May his soul Rest In Peace. – Vasant Pandit

  12. Shonali Bhowmik
    December 10, 2019 3:25 pm

    Uncle Mukul was a constant source of light for my family. He has always been a great friend to my parents and his intelligence, wit, support, generosity and kindness are all things we will always cherish. He and his family have become a part of our own family. We are deeply saddened by his passing. Much love to Sumita, Amit, Auntie Gita and the rest of his extended family.

  13. Venk & Usha Mani
    December 10, 2019 8:10 pm

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Banerjee. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we pray god to give you Gita, and your family the strength through this difficult time. He will be missed by the entire community. May his soul Rest In Pewce!

  14. Andrea (Stewart) Lindsey
    December 11, 2019 11:54 am

    Amit and Sumita, know that you are in my thoughts as you and your mother adjust to life without your father. I remember both of you as full of joy, kindness, and optimism, so the home lifef your parents created for you must have been the same.

  15. Sugata Chakravarti
    December 14, 2019 11:40 am

    I was deeply saddened to hear the passing away of Mukul-da. When I first came to the United States as a grduate student at Vanderbilt University in 1990s, Mukul-da and Gita-di were our constant source of invitation to their places for delicious Bengali food, fun and adda. I did not have a car, but Mukul-da would drive to pick us in for their home and then drop us off late at night after the party. When we decided to start Durga Puja under the banner of BAGN, all our initial meetings and other pujo related activties would take place at their place. Mukul-da always used to be the prompter for our natok.

    We always enjoyed their hospitality, embracing with open arms and had a great time with humor and laughter.

    May his soul rest in eternal peace. My deepest condolences to Gita-di, Amit, and Sumita.

  16. Simar Sandhu
    December 23, 2019 10:56 am

    Mukul Uncle- One of THE MOST HONORABLE souls ever to grace this world. You will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing you. I will never forget your and auntie’s kindness towards me , keeping an eye on me in my darkest days. I can’t imagine a meeting another selfless person like you.

    Gita auntie , Harpartap & I send you our heartfelt and sincerest condolences.
    To Amit and Pauline , you are blessed to be his children.

    Simar

  17. Lakshman RaoMD
    May 15, 2020 9:49 pm

    I am so sorry to see this . He helped me when I was in Bloomington Indiana.. I am very much thankful to him for all the help he gave me . I went to medical school and I am in practice of internal medicine in Erwin North Carolina. Lakshman RaoMD.

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