A loving father and husband, Dr. Debesh Chandra Maldas, aged 68, residing in Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away on August 15, 2022.
Born on March 28, 1954, in Gokul Nagar Gram, to Sachindra Nath and Sushilabala Maldas, Debesh spent his formative years in Midnapore, West Bengal, India. As a young man, he studied at Calcutta University and achieved his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1985. In 1985, he continued his Postdoctoral work at the University of Quebec in Canada. He completed a Fellowship in Japan’s University of Kyoto in 1995. Debesh continued his career in the United States as a visiting professor at Michigan State University from 1997 to 2002. In 2002, he joined the State of Tennessee’s Department of Health.
An exceptionally accomplished scientist, Debesh achieved seven patents, published numerous research publications, and was awarded the Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board award.
On February 8, 1988, he married Sukti Maldas in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Debesh and Sukti welcomed their beautiful daughter Deya Maldas in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada on April 4, 1994.
Debesh lived a full life, often enjoying gardening and achieving multiple awards at the TN State Fair and Williamson County Fair for his agriculture. He was a prominent, active and beloved member of the Bengali Association of Nashville. Debesh is survived by Sukti Maldas and Deya Maldas. He was a loving, kind and giving man. He will forever be loved and missed.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN between the hours of 11:00am and 1:30pm, with the service at 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to th Nashville Food Project, 5904 California Ave., Nashville, TN 37209
To view the visitation and service livestream, click on the link below. ( The link will be active at 11:20am.)