Sudhakar Gade

Born on March 6, 1946

Departed on April 10, 2017

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In Loving Memory Sudhakar Rao Gade March 5,1946- April 10, 2017

Sudhakar Rao Gade , son of Gade Laxman and Venketamma Rao, began his life’s journey in a small village, Huzurabad, in Andhra Pradesh India. Sudhakar’s grandmother influenced him greatly during his early years and ruled the household with a stern but loving hand. She taught him that with hard work and dedication he could achieve any goal in life. He set his sights on becoming a physician and was accepted into Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. During his medical school years he formed friendships that would last throughout his life. These special people became his family away from home.

After his graduation from Osmania Medical College in 1968, he was introduced and married to Aruna Alladi. This began their forty-eight year journey together that brought them together. From that day forward, he was never alone, for she was always at his side. She was a source of quiet strength for him, helping him in all aspects of his life. The two of them together were like two halves of a whole, one complementing the other.

Sudhakar settled down to practice General Surgery in Savannah, Tennessee, where he would serve his community and his patients for the next 38 years. He was dedicated to serving others by healing with his gifted hands and kind heart. In addition, he served his community through his participation with the Rotary Club. He and Aruna raised their children, Saritha, Kavitha, and Rajesh in Savannah. He was blessed to see his two daughters married in his lifetime, Saritha to Nimin Jairaj Pothuluri, and Kavitha to Mohan Veerabhadra Tadikonda. He was also blessed with three beautiful grandchildren, Aneal, Dhilan, and Devan.

Anyone who knew Sudhakar well, knew that his passion was Indian classical music. He spent countless hours studying and practicing classical music under his Guruji, Dr. Sankaran Mahadevan, who enriched his life immensely with his teaching. If he was not singing, he was listening to music. Every week he would make the two and a half hour drive to Nashville to attend music class. Even when life took him

unexpectedly to Florida, he continued his music lessons even by telephone. Sudhakar especially enjoyed singing at special occasions with his medical school friends.

Sudhakar Rao Gade was a deeply religious man, who was not concerned with material things of this world. He believed that serving God was first and foremost in his life. He kept God in his heart always and His hands guided him through his life. His radiance and joyful smile placed everyone at ease with him. All who knew him felt he gave wise counsel. We say goodbye to his beautiful soul with great sadness but take solace that we know he is now with God.

12 Comments to Dr. Sudhakar Gade

  1. Tom and Barbara Lilly
    April 14, 2017 9:59 pm

    Dr. Rao saved our sons life by finding his cancer early. We will forever be grateful for our relationship with him and want to express our condolences to all of his family.

  2. Larry and Christina Worley
    April 14, 2017 10:07 pm

    Dr Rap was a kind and gentle doctor and soul. He took his time with you as a patient and after when he would see you out and about. Deepest condolences to his family. Larry and Christina Worley

  3. Larry and Christina Worley
    April 14, 2017 10:09 pm

    Sorry about mistype, Rao.

  4. Charlene Alexander
    April 14, 2017 11:24 pm

    Dr.Rao was very kind to my 85 year old mother in 2013. He did surgery on her leg and was responsible for helping a very serious wound heal. She loved how kiindly he spoke to her. My condolences to the family.

  5. Dr. and Mrs John D. Lay
    April 15, 2017 10:29 am

    Dr Rao was a great physician and wonderful friend. We are blessed that he came our way. We pray for comfort and peace for his family.

  6. Gilda Norman
    April 15, 2017 11:31 am

    Dr. Rao had treated Mother after she had a bed sore few years back with much success. Dr. Rao was so pleasant, gentle and kind with Mother, also to me. He was a professional in every sense of the word.

  7. Komalam
    April 16, 2017 12:37 am

    Dr. Rao was a kind, pleasant gentleman. He cared about everyone. His wife and children have been devoted to him. His wife and Dr. Rao were always together in all aspects of life. I pray God will takecare of Sudhakar Rao and I pray God will watch over his wife and children to be safe and in good health and happiness. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  8. Melissa Roland
    April 16, 2017 7:56 am

    I want to say thank you to the family for sharing their loved one with us.
    He literally saved my life several times. He saved my husband on Easter several years back. He will forever be in my heart.

  9. Deeb Family
    April 17, 2017 10:43 am

    Dr. Rao was our kind and caring physician for many years, but more importantly, he and his family were our friends. We were blessed to have known him and pray for comfort for his loving family.

  10. Angie
    April 18, 2017 10:00 pm

    I worked with him and he treated me like his own child. He encouraged me and always had patience and showed so much kindness. I will forever be grateful to him. He was very loved and respected. He will definitely be missed by all… my heart is sad but I find comfort knowing he is with our Lord… rest in peace sweet Dr. Rao . Thank you for believing in me…

  11. Rajesh Rao
    April 29, 2017 10:15 pm

    Thank you all so much for your kind words; my family and I are very grateful, humbled, and appreciative!
    – Raj

  12. Ravi K
    April 26, 2020 1:57 pm

    My sincere condolences and our prayers are with you and your family.

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