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Obituary for Atul Desai

Atul Desai passed away on February 13, 2021 at the young age of 69, in Sugar Land, TX. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. He stayed strong till the end and died in his sleep of congestive heart failure.

Atul was born on November 13, 1951 to Natu and Tilotma Desai in Rangoon, Burma, now known as Yangon, Myanmar. He attended many schools in Bombay, India and finished his matriculation at Fellowship High School. After High School, Atul followed his family to the U.S. where he received a degree in Finance at University of South Florida in Tampa Bay.

Throughout his four years at the university, Atul worked at First National Bank of Tampa in their check processing department. After graduation, he continued to thrive in the banking industry until he retired in January 2020. His dream was to live his retired life on the beaches of Goa. While he never got a chance to visit, his family would like to help him fulfill this dream by bringing his ashes there.

While Atul was never married, his nephew and nieces meant more to him than words can describe. His generosity towards them was only a small symbol of his love and joy for each niece and nephew and their families. He lived a full and vibrant life and had more friends than one can count.

Atul is survived by his Sister, Bhavna Intwala and her husband Bihari Intwala, and by his brother Janak Desai and his wife Seema Desai. Also, his dearest nieces, Kavita, Bansi and Tulsi and his nephew Krishan along with all their spouses and kids, Cy, Sujatha, Meera and Amara.

Please join us to celebrate his life via live streaming (link to be provided) Saturday morning, February 20th at 10:30am at Winford Funerals, 8514 Tybor Dr, Houston TX. Atul always supported local restaurants and bars near his home. Therefore, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Get Shift Done for North Texas, a nonprofit that connects restaurant workers seeking employment with local non-profits seeking paid workers to serve and provide hunger relief to North Texas communities during the COVID-19 crisis. More information about Get Shift Done for North Texas can be found here (, and contributions can be made at the link below.

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