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Samik "Prince" Chattopadhyay

Obituary for Samik "Prince" Chattopadhyay

February 28, 1983 - June 22, 2021
Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey | Age 38

Beloved Son, Brother, and Brother-in-law



Samik (aka Prince) Chattopadhyay was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday, February 28, 1983 to Somnath and Mandira (aka Munni) Chattopadhyay. He spent his early childhood years predominantly in Pennsylvania and Vermont. He graduated high school from Cairo American College, an international school in Cairo, Egypt while his parents were posted there on an overseas assignment.

Early in life, Samik displayed extraordinary, virtuosic talents. As a young adult, he had a particular love and facility with mathematics and classical music. In high school, he scored a perfect 100 percent on the US National Advanced Placement Tests in Calculus. Samik was also an amateur musician, exceling both in violin and piano and occasionally composing original music of his own.

In high school, he became a Pennsylvania Governor Scholar and Interlochen Center of the Arts Governor Scholar in violin. He also enjoyed performing in plays on stage and mastered quick and decisive games of chess.

Samik started his undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon and later received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. Subsequently, he pursued a career in finance and worked as a mortgage underwriter. On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Samik suffered from cardiac arrest while dining at a restaurant in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He passed later that evening.

He is survived by his parents, his brother Somak Chattopadhyay, his sister Parama Chattopadhyay and his sister-in-law, Pia Sawhney.

Friends and family may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129, from 9:00am-12:00pm on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

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