MARTINEZ, Ga. - Our loving husband and father, Girish Kumar Sharma, passed away peacefully in the arms of his family on October 10, 2013 at the age of 64 after a difficult battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road Martinez, GA 30907 on Monday October 14, 2013 at 10:00am. Girish was born in Chennai, India in 1949 and was the son of Mr. Balwant Rai Sharma and Mrs. Kamla Devi Sharma. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dr. Sarita Sharma, his son, Shiv Sharma, and his princess, Tara Sharma. His mother, brother and sister reside in India. Girish graduated from Nizam College in Hyderabad, India and then moved to the U.S. to study International Business at the University of Texas
(BBA) and the University of Texas at San Antonio (MBA). After completing his MBA, Girish worked at Tesoro Petroleum and Sunoco After working for several years, he returned to his beloved India to assist his family in politics and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. In the early 1980s, he moved back to Texas with his wife to start a family, which was his pride and joy. He continued his passion for business by serving as Chairman and CEO of Regal International and pursued other entrepreneurial endeavors in the energy, pharmaceutical and real estate industries. Most importantly, he will always be remembered for his caring heart, extreme generosity, constant ear-to-ear smile, unwavering optimism, beautiful hair, laid-back personality, and undying love for his family & friends. He will never be forgotten and will be forever in our hearts.