Dr. Aryabala Ray Prasad, M.D.
November 30, 1927 - April 12, 2022
Aryabala Ray Prasad, M.D., age 94 of West Bloomfield, passed away April 12, 2022. She was born on November 30, 1927 in Cuttack, India to Bira Kishore and Saraswati Ray.
Dr. Prasad graduated from Patna Medical College in 1952 and practiced in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Coming from a very distinguished family and lineage, her father was former Chief Justice Bira Kishore Ray in Odisha, and her brother a former Director with the Intelligence Bureau. Her beloved husband, Dr. Ananda Shiva Prasad, who just recently passed on February 5, 2022, was a Distinguished Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Aryabala’s passing is a heartbreaking loss to her dear family and friends. We pray that peace be granted to her soul and strength be instilled to her whole family while bearing this irreparable loss.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ananda Shiva Prasad for 70 years. Loving mother of Rita Eckenrode, Sheila (Bachir) Meftah, Audrey (Michael) Takacs, and the late Ashok (Terry). Dear nana of Jennifer (Peter), Johnny (Sarah), Eric (Emily), Andrew, Tan, Alex (Olivia), Haley, Stephanie (Shouvik), and Danielle. Grand-nana of Dominic, Stella, Gianna, Joseph, Ezekiel, Noah, Joshua, Lily, Theodore, and Aidan. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by eight siblings.
Visitation for Dr. Prasad will be held on Monday, April 18th, at 10:00 a.m. until the time of her Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Spirit of Grace Church, 2399 Figa Ave., West Bloomfield. Masks are optional and should be worn at your own discretion.
In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.