On May 26th, 2023 Surajit K. Sircar, age 80, fell asleep in Jesus’ name. He was born on March 13, 1943 in Bangladesh to Rabindronath and Bidyutlata Sircar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mithra Din and Suchitra Sircar, and one brother, Gilbert Sircar.
He is survived by his wife Erin Sircar, 3 children, Diana Buzby-Soto, Lisa Asta, and Robin Sircar and 6 grandchildren, Corrina Scott, William Buzby, Marina Buzby, Amelia Asta, Kaylee Sircar, and Skylar Sircar. He is also survived by his siblings, Sumithra Baroi, Amita Biswas, Albert Sircar, and Amy Biswas.
Surajit was born in Gopalganj, Bangladesh. He lived there with his family till he left for college in Choorkana, Pakistan. At that time, his three sisters Mithra, Suchitra, and Amita were attending nursing school in Karachi, Pakistan. This is where he met his future wife. She was also attending the Seventh Day Adventist School of Nursing with his sisters. One afternoon during lunch at the university cafeteria while in line to get food with his sisters, he glanced upon a beautiful young nursing student and was instantly smitten. This young nursing student was Erin Richard. Eventually courting ensued.
The young couple waited till they were both graduated from college to marry. In their earlier married life, they lived in Karachi, Pakistan where their daughter Diana was born.
After the Bangladesh Liberation War, they moved to Gopalganj, Bangladesh where they lived with his parents till they moved to their own home in the Seventh Day Adventist Missionary Campus. There they had their daughter Lisa and son Robin.
In 1978, they moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He worked at Madison Hospital then went to work for Metro General Hospital till his retirement.
Surajit loved his children-in-laws Danny, Roy, and Hydee as his own. He proudly and readily told others how much he loved his grandchildren with his whole heart. He loved his whole family and was always happy to share stories with their company.
Surajit loved to garden, travel, go fishing, and watch the news. He used terms like ma, baba, and dadu so his family would always feel his love.
His greatest conviction was telling others that this life is short and that we must always keep God close to us through prayer. Though his ever present love and strength will be missed on this earth for what feels like an eternity, we take comfort in knowing that we will one day be able to meet at the tree of life. Forever in our hearts through the endless memories.
Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, May31, 2023 from 4 PM - 8 PM at Madison Funeral Home, 219 E. Old Hickory Blvd., Madison, TN 37115 and on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM prior to the Funeral Service which will begin @ 1:30 PM at Madison Campus Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 607 Larkin Springs Rd., Madison, TN 37115. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Pike S, Nashville, TN 37216.