Arvind Bhargava, PhD Obituary

Arvind K. Bhargava, PhD
Arvind K. Bhargava, PhD

July 14, 1942 - August 7, 2018
Born in Mathura, India
Resided in East Amherst, New York
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BHARGAVA - Arvind K., PhD
August 7, 2018. Beloved husband of Mamta Bhargava; loving father of Ambar and Anshuman Bhargava. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins Rd) where services will follow at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Share condolences at
Buffalo News Obituary Version
July 14, 1942 — Aug. 7, 2018

Arvind K. Bhargava, of East Amherst, a cancer researcher who promoted the culture of his native India in Western New York, died Aug. 7 in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.

Born in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, between New Delhi and Agra, he came to Buffalo in 1968 after completing undergraduate and graduate studies in India. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University at Buffalo.

He went to Roswell Park in 1971 as a research scientist and became director of clinical laboratories, supervising the general and special chemistry sections, in 1974. After he retired from Roswell Park in 1996, he continued doing research.

Mr. Bhargava worked with early Indian residents here to form the India Association of Buffalo. A devotee of music and the arts, he was a co-founder and supporter of Triveni, which promotes Indian classical arts.

He also was active with the Hindi Samaj of Greater Buffalo, the American Indian Community Foundation, UB outreach programs and UB's Asian Studies program.

On its Facebook page, the India Association paid him tribute for his service. "Arvindji graced and encouraged every India Association of Buffalo event. We have lost one of the pillars of the Western New York Indian community," the post read.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Mamta Chauhan; two sons, Ambar and Anshuman; three sisters, Damyanti, Adarsh and Karuna; and two brothers, Dwarka and Jitendra.

Services were held Saturday, Aug. 11, in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.




Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Shriners Hospital for Children
2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33607