Dr. Sitha Gita Kalapatapu & Dr. Umamaheswara Rao's Story
Dr. Sitha Gita Kalapatapu and Dr. Umamaheswara Rao Kalapatapu were both born in Andhra Pradesh, India. They both completed their medical school training in Guntur Medical College in India and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s and completed their psychiatry residency in Iowa. They moved to Logansport in 1985 and worked at the Logansport State Hospital for approximately a year, followed by Four County Counseling Center for approximately nine years. In 1995, they opened up their own private practice, Raj Clinics, and have expanded their practice to five locations - Logansport, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Kokomo and Indianapolis.
Dr. Sitha Gita was an accomplished musician. She had a passion and joy for music since she was a little girl. She was a professional classical Indian vocalist and professionally played the veena, a south Indian instrument similar to the sitar. She won numerous awards throughout her younger years in India and was very involved in Indian communities here in the U.S.
Dr. Umamahesh had numerous talents. He was a professional photographer with a love for portrait photography and received several awards for his work. He was also very passionate of flying since a young age and obtained a private pilot's license, a dream he achieved in his 40s.
Drs. Kalapatapu are survived by their three children; two sons, Rajkumar Kiran and Rajkumar Charan, and one daughter, Veena.
A memorial gathering will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport. Drs. Kalapatapu had a love for flowers, therefore any flowers can be sent to the funeral home on the day of the memorial.
You may sign the online guestbook at www.gundrumcares.com.
Published on August 8, 2017