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Dr. Sham Lal Gupta, M.D. Obituary


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“My husband, Chester, and I just learned of the sad news of Dr. Sham Gupta's passing. We were both shocked and saddened by the news. Dr. Gupta saved...Read More »
1 of 112 | Posted by: Chester and Carol Parmalee

“Today is is sad day for me I just found out that Dr Gupta passed away so sorry for your loss I will miss him as my surgeon and friend. May God Bless...Read More »
2 of 112 | Posted by: Vickie Stokely

“It is taking me time to accept that Sham Uncle is no longer on this earth. My memories are always of him making me laugh and giving me big hugs. I...Read More »
3 of 112 | Posted by: Geeta

“Dear Kris, Just heard today of Sham"s passing.So sorry for you and the children. I have been there and it still hurts. Jamie is a great surgeon.,.I...Read More »
4 of 112 | Posted by: sandy Foote

“everything you read in these posts are true. i cant imagine having anyone else do to me what dr. gupta has done. he helped my brother in law, my...Read More »
5 of 112 | Posted by: dorothy cronkhite - livonia, MI

“I am Deeply Sorry for your loss,just found out today of this horrible news I am So Sad and I send my Prayers to your Family,he had been my surgeon...Read More »
6 of 112 | Posted by: Christine Morningstar

“To the Gupta Family.....scrolling through all the wonderful tributes, it is hard to say much more. A wonderful, caring, comforting, kind person,...Read More »
7 of 112 | Posted by: nancy marschall anderson

“SHAM GUPTA patients tributes made me cry in reverence - what an honour for any doctor ! PATIENTS RELATIVES are desparate for more DR SHAM GUPTA....Read More »
8 of 112 | Posted by: Dr vijay bansal - old friend

“I was absolutely stunned to learn of the passing of this great man who was larger than life. His skilled hands saved the lives of many to include my...Read More »
9 of 112 | Posted by: Paul Pirlot - Gibraltar, MI

“My prayers to the family of a wonderful Man, and Surgeon. I just found out about his passing and wanted to write just a small note. Yes Dr. Gupta...Read More »
10 of 112 | Posted by: Lisa Little - Wayne, MI - Patient

“My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Gupta and their children. May Dr, Gupta rest in peace in His Father's arms. He saved our Mom's life.(35 years ago...Read More »
11 of 112 | Posted by: Marina

“Kris and kids, I worked with Dr. Gupta 28+ years, back in the day before pagers and cell phones, I called you Kris, many a night ,and left messages...Read More »
12 of 112 | Posted by: Kim Dwenger

“Sham was an extraordinary person and a skilled surgeon. I learned many life lessons from him, Sham's legacy will be rooted not only in his expertise...Read More »
13 of 112 | Posted by: Mike Charboneau

“I can remember my first day as house supervisor on my own and it was Mother's Day. An. 18 month old baby was run over accidentally by its...Read More »
14 of 112 | Posted by: Debbie nickels

“Dear Dr. Gupta, after removing 1/3rd of my stomach thirty seven years ago, what you left in me is still working very well. That surgery was and is...Read More »
15 of 112 | Posted by: L.F.Vernier

“raj- lets us try to be better doctors ourselves . lets truly honour the memory of our friend DR SHAM GUPTA - patients best friend ! ”
16 of 112 | Posted by: vijay bansal

“DEAR GOD.. please send our Dr Sham Gupta back from heaven --Sham s patients need him . Please GOD 1 we pray .. ”
17 of 112 | Posted by: DR VIJAY BANSAL - OLD FRIEND

“At this time, there are 89 comments in this guest book. Most are in agreement, as am I, that Dr Sham Gupta was an awesome dr. , and a great man. He...Read More »
18 of 112 | Posted by: Dave Cantwell

“Dr Gupta was a great asset to Mercy Memorial Hospital I had the privilege to work with him as a charge nurse of a surgical unit his surgical skills...Read More »
19 of 112 | Posted by: Lorna

“Dr. Gupta was a fine surgeon, teacher and man. Excellent with his hands, he always had time to teach me something new. I worked with Dr. Gupta...Read More »
20 of 112 | Posted by: Robert Belanger

“he was a great surgeon prayers to his family ”
21 of 112 | Posted by: Maxine Dupuie

“Rip Dr. Gupta.A wonderful dr and person.you will be missed.sincerely,your grateful patient and proud Oakwood co-worker.Tawnya Markle. ”
22 of 112 | Posted by: Tawnya Markle

“Dr.Gupta saved my life! He will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with his family! ”
23 of 112 | Posted by: Michael L

“I can't begin to find the right words to express my respect, adoration, and gratitude to Dr. Sham Gupta. He was more incredibly Gifted than anyone I...Read More »
24 of 112 | Posted by: Judy Modelski

“Saddened by the loss of such a nice man. Forever grateful for what he did for me. Keeping the Family in my prayers. ”
25 of 112 | Posted by: Katharine Rohroff

“I am sad at Dr. Gupta's death. He saved my father's life at Christmas time. My family will always be greatful to him. ”
26 of 112 | Posted by: Maria Halstead

“We were blessed to know Dr. Sham Gupta, Kris and their wonderful family. We are sending our deepest sympathy to Kris and to all members of Dr. Sham...Read More »
27 of 112 | Posted by: valeriy and zarema sandler - MI

“He will greatly be missed. he saved my life and daughter-In laws life. great man and surgeon. now you can rest!! prayers lifted for his family. i am...Read More »
28 of 112 | Posted by: connie byard - lincoln park, MI

“Such a terrible loss for his family, friends and patients. I was a patient. He saved my life last September in an emergency surgery. Thanks Doc, R.I...Read More »
29 of 112 | Posted by: Kevin Kissel

“thank you margaret .. sham humbly proudly showed us-when we visited from uk - some the fine antiques of the world he so dearly wanted to preserve...Read More »
30 of 112 | Posted by: vijay bansal

“We knew Sham as the patriarch of a wonderful and generous family. Peace to you friends. ”
31 of 112 | Posted by: Azam, Kayla, and Anaya

“I was blessed to have met such an amazing person as Sham and his family. Rest in peace my friend. ”
32 of 112 | Posted by: Tim Dillard - Woodhaven, MI

“Our Sympathy and Prayers to all of you at this difficult time! May his memory be eternal! ”
33 of 112 | Posted by: Owens family

“Noble Soul of Dr Sham Gupta be reborn soon to serve ..we pray ”
34 of 112 | Posted by: vijay bansal

“Dr. Gupta was such a sweet man and wonderful surgeon. I had emergency gall bladder surgery and luckily for me he was the surgeon on duty. He came...Read More »
35 of 112 | Posted by: Angie Copus

“Dear KrisI'm so sorry to receive the news that Sham has passed over. I am in Kansas and can not come to the funeral service but I want you to know...Read More »
36 of 112 | Posted by: Sharon Diotte (Choudhry)

“I worked for Dr.Sham Gupta for over 22 years. He was an amazing man and it was such an honor to be so close to such a brilliant mind. He was always...Read More »
37 of 112 | Posted by: Silvia Hills

“The world was blessed with a wonderful, caring man, & amazing surgeon. What a tragic loss. Dr. Gupta taught me how to care for his surgical...Read More »
38 of 112 | Posted by: Robyn

“Thank you Dr Gupta for the compassionate care shown to all of usFor our daughters recent surgery . You were an absolute angel inOur hour of need! ...Read More »
39 of 112 | Posted by: A greatful mother

“I had two seperate surgeries by this fine Doctor years ago. He will be sorely miss. May Dr. Gupta rest in peace. My prayers are with every single...Read More »
40 of 112 | Posted by: Paul

“I am so thankful for Dr. Gupta. He cancelled all scheduled surgeries to perform emergency surgery on my husband. He was truly a blessing to us. He...Read More »
41 of 112 | Posted by: Dora Blessed Hockenhull

“We are so very sorry for the loss of a great person. Christian holds Dr. Gupta and all of you in the highest regard. It turns out he is only one of...Read More »
42 of 112 | Posted by: Karen Bolea

“Kris, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this trying time.We will always remember Sham for his being a great surgeon whowe had...Read More »
43 of 112 | Posted by: Diane Klimas

“Worked in the same hospital with you, you were the best surgeon! you did my surgeries. You always stop to say Hi Peggy how are you! I will miss you...Read More »
44 of 112 | Posted by: peggy (fuller) miller

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss you Dr. Gupta. It was always a pleasure working with you. From everyone at The...Read More »
45 of 112 | Posted by: Roy Rodriguez

“Dr. Gupta, You've treated me for a few things. I remember the first time we met. I was in a hospital bed. Then you started to talk to me. You said ...Read More »
46 of 112 | Posted by: T Hamilton

“Dr Gupta was not only a wonderful surgeon, he was a great man as well. Always very super nice and always cared about me. It was Dr Gupta who after 3...Read More »
47 of 112 | Posted by: Nick

“Dr. gupta had a hand in saving my husband's life last May. He was always reassuring no matter the circumstances. Not only was he a brilliant doctor...Read More »
48 of 112 | Posted by: saddened

“The Trusewicz Family will miss you greatly. A great surgeon, doctor and friend. Valerie enjoyed working with you for years at Wyandotte Hospital...Read More »
49 of 112 | Posted by: Cynthia Mackey

“Dr.Sham Gupta was a great surgeon. I am a better person because he saved my life. My family and I are greatly saddened by his passing. He will be...Read More »
50 of 112 | Posted by: Barbara

“DEAR KRISTINE- our deep condolences .. you are now the torch bearer of your family . GOD BLESS. VIJAYBANSAL UK BANSALVK@HOTMAIL.COM ”
51 of 112 | Posted by: dr vijay bansal - WARRINGTON UK

“Sham and I were fellow travelers on the journey of life for eight long years 1960-68 (Premedical Hansraj College, med school at MAMC). We studied...Read More »
52 of 112 | Posted by: Raj Kubba

“Dear ChrisI have no words to express how deeply sorry I am to hear about Sham. I'm in shock to here this news. Sham was such a humble, caring ,...Read More »
53 of 112 | Posted by: Sangeeta Jain

“We have been Dr. Gupta's patients for over 20 years and,like so many others, we loved Dr. Gupta. He was not just our doctor, he was our friend and...Read More »
54 of 112 | Posted by: Mark LaRue & Linda Sieloff

“Such a loss of a great surgeon and kind man. You will be missed by many. RIP Dr Gupta. PRAYERS to your family and friends. ”
55 of 112 | Posted by: Kay Ling

“The world has lost a phenomenal surgeon. God must have needed him more....Dr. Gupta you will be greatly missed by so many.Janet and Frank Kasic ”
56 of 112 | Posted by: Janet Kasic

“Such a loss , with the passing of this good surgeon & Dr. I am still in shock upon hearing this news. I first went to him about 20 yrs. ago &...Read More »
57 of 112 | Posted by: Rosemary Beardsley

“I worked with Sham for 14 years with his real estate investments. He was a friend and mentor, as well as my partner. He was an avid investor,...Read More »
58 of 112 | Posted by: Mark Gregory

“He was a wonderful person/doctor. He did surgery on me when my appendix ruptured, and made me feel at ease, and assured me I was going to be okay. I...Read More »
59 of 112 | Posted by: Jan

“I am grieving with you, dear Renu and family. I know your loss is great. We love you and are praying for you. -Amber & Mark ”
60 of 112 | Posted by: Amber

“Dr.Gupta,God gifted you with such great talent. Your humility, and willingness to work hard everyday were appreciated more than you ever realized. I...Read More »
61 of 112 | Posted by: William Hall

“Thanks for taking care of me when I was sick and removing my gallbladder in a great surgery. RIP. My prayers to your family. ”
62 of 112 | Posted by: right is right

“DR.SHAM GUPTA YOU WHERE A GREAT SURGEON AND A HARD WORKER ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP PEOPLE AT ANY TIME OF DAY YOU WOULD COME IN TOO DO SURGERY ON MAY...Read More »
63 of 112 | Posted by: don kelley

“I've known Dr Gupta pretty much as long as I've worked here. He was a man that was all for taking care of his patients to the point he wore himself...Read More »
64 of 112 | Posted by: Marie Laura

“We have lost a great surgeon. Dr. Gupta had been our dr for so many years. He had to leave his home one Christmas Eve day to come to Wyandotte...Read More »
65 of 112 | Posted by: Edie

“Your saved my Mother from Cancer many years ago, you became a member of our family. We always recommended you to anyone that needed a great Dr. or to...Read More »
66 of 112 | Posted by: Debra

“Renu was a 'Moppet' piano student of mine in Trenton. It was a joy to meet her mother & grandmother. Dr. Gupta was a proud father at her...Read More »
67 of 112 | Posted by: Phyllis White Le Blanc

“Dr Gupta one of the best surgeons around here he worked on me and did a great job so sad to hear that such a great man has left us and gone home....Read More »
68 of 112 | Posted by: Sandra Bond

“Very sweet and nice to speak of his Family... ”
69 of 112 | Posted by: Timber Sizemore

“Great man... In the time that I have known him, he could always make me laugh, he was a great surgeon, he will be missed... My prayers goes out to...Read More »
70 of 112 | Posted by: Timber Sizemore

“Great man and surgeon. he saved my life. prayers for his family and friends!! ”
71 of 112 | Posted by: connie byard

“God Bless and help your family through this time and give you peace.Dr Gupta was a doctor that made everyone around him better. He wanted us to...Read More »
72 of 112 | Posted by: Christa, OSMC RN

“So sad to learn of his passing. I worked with Dr. S. Gupta for over 30 years. I witnessed him save many lives. He had a God given gift to perform...Read More »
73 of 112 | Posted by: Susan McNeil

“Dr Gupta will be remembered for his greatness. He saved and gave and changed lives. He will be remembered with reverenceand respect. How many people...Read More »
74 of 112 | Posted by: Lori Denis

“I worked with doctor Gupta for several years his legacy is well known by all that worked with him and had him as their doctor. may his family find...Read More »
75 of 112 | Posted by: Rabia Lisa Qureshi

“I worked with Dr. Gupta for over 15 years but not in the medical field but in the Apartment Industry with Asset Plus...we have grown together as a...Read More »
76 of 112 | Posted by: Liz Martinez-Dvorak

“So sad to see you go, Dr. Gupta. You will be missed. My thoughts go to your family at this sad time, may they find the peace that you have already...Read More »
77 of 112 | Posted by: Kelly C

“Our paths first crossed in Sept 2001, when my first breast lump was detected. In our almost 13 yr journey, you performed 5 minor surgeries and 1...Read More »
78 of 112 | Posted by: Sue Douglas Culver

“Dr. Gupta was indeed a very talented surgeon. He demanded silence as he worked so we all concentrated on the work at hand. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
79 of 112 | Posted by: Jan

“In 1981, Dr. Gupta repaired my hand injury due to an accident. I will never forget the kindness and compassion he showed to me as well as the...Read More »
80 of 112 | Posted by: Cheryl Pesci, R.N.

“I knew Dr. Gupta from his many years as a customer of DuMouchelle Art Galleries. He was always interested in fine art and had a superb appreciation...Read More »
81 of 112 | Posted by: Margaret Warner

“sham and I goto back to 1961 when both in pre-medical university .. he had the markings of being the finest surgeon even in 1961 dissecting...Read More »
82 of 112 | Posted by: vijay bansal

“I work at Southshore twice and knew you and knew what a good doctor you were. You helped my mother at Wyandotte Hospital when her calf had blown out,...Read More »
83 of 112 | Posted by: Sandy Morris

“I am truly sorry to hear of his passing! The world lost a great man! I will always be thankful for what he did for me and the surgery he performed...Read More »
84 of 112 | Posted by: Jennifer Irvin-Morris

“He saved my life when I was just 16 years old. My appendix has ruptured three days before and He put Me back together. ”
85 of 112 | Posted by: Ken Mara

“We will miss you very much Dr. Gupta. Working with you was my sincerest pleasure. ”
86 of 112 | Posted by: Margaret Sickon

“ Such a devastating loss. Dr.Gupta was a phenomenal doctor. Not only was he an excellent surgeon, he was an excellent man. I met him 7 ...Read More »
87 of 112 | Posted by: Kimmie Taylor-Vincent

“Truly saddened by your loss. Dr. Gupta was such an energetic person. His gift of a caring, talented physician will be missed. ”
88 of 112 | Posted by: Debbie - Trenton, MI

“He saved my life many years ago removing shrapnel from my jugular. He also threw out my doctor bill knowing I was a young father at the time and...Read More »
89 of 112 | Posted by: Earl T.

“Thank you for saving my fathers life. Such a great surgeon. Prayers go out to the family. RIP Dr. Gupta. ”
90 of 112 | Posted by: Gayle

“It's been many years since you did my surgery, but I've never forgotten you. ”
91 of 112 | Posted by: Nancy

“Kris, so sorry to hear of Dr. Gupta's passing. He really kept my Dad living for a few more years. I remember all the kids except two of the youngest....Read More »
92 of 112 | Posted by: Judy

“He was a great man. He was my great grandfather's surgeon in the early 90s and made us always feel at ease. ”
93 of 112 | Posted by: Jennifer Marie

“To Kris and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for Dr. Gupta for several years and got to know you and your older children. Dr. Gupta...Read More »
94 of 112 | Posted by: Debra Lucidi-Chammas

“Rest in Peace Dr Gupta. You always had your Patients best interest at heart. You will be missed by many. ”
95 of 112 | Posted by: Lisa Bourgeois

“Thank you Dr. Gupta for helping my dad and grandparents. I am saddened that you will not be here to help so many others who would have benefited from...Read More »
96 of 112 | Posted by: Andrea Pirlot

“Dr. Gupta was a great surgeon. He was so kind to me when I was a wreck waiting on biopsy results. May you rest in peace. You will be greatly missed...Read More »
97 of 112 | Posted by: Beverly

“You will be so missed, we all will miss seeing you in the OR at mercy memorial. You were such a kind man, the angels will be happy to have you in...Read More »
98 of 112 | Posted by: TIna Turner

“I was a contractor for Dr.Gupta for many years. I have never met a harder working man in my life. He always said everything he did was to make a...Read More »
99 of 112 | Posted by: BoB McLaughlin

“I am so saddened by this life taken way too soon. We worked together almost 15 years,,,,,,and he saved my life. We respected each other and he was...Read More »
100 of 112 | Posted by: Carol Cogley

“Thank you Dr Gupta for your trauma knowledge. You were such a great help to me. I am thankful our paths crossed. My prayers will continue to you...Read More »
101 of 112 | Posted by: Beth Gonyea

“Dr. Gupta was a wonderful surgeon and a caring physician he will be greatly missed.The Chinavare Family ”
102 of 112 | Posted by: Paula Chinavare

“We will miss this brilliant man. Because of Dr. Gupta my father life was saved. We have all been his patients for over 30 years. Prayers for the...Read More »
103 of 112 | Posted by: Denise Mainzinger Gifford

“He was an awesome surgeon to me on more than one occasion. This saddens me greatly! What a kind and gentle man! ”
104 of 112 | Posted by: Andrea

“You will be deeply missed! Thank you for all the laughs and always being so kind to my family and I over the past 13 years! Thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
105 of 112 | Posted by: Stacey Baggoo

“So sorry to hear of the passing of this great Doctor. He would always say "It's ok sweetheart. Everything will be ok." Super nice and caring...Read More »
106 of 112 | Posted by: Past patient

“it took me awhile to get used to "Gupta Mode", but once I did, there was not another surgeon that I would rather work with. He expected excellence...Read More »
107 of 112 | Posted by: Mike Sorosiak

“I will miss you Dr. Gupta. Thank you for all the laughs and help. Prayers for you, your family & friends.Fondly, Melissa Brzys ”
108 of 112 | Posted by: Melissa Brzys

“I worked for Dr.Gupta about 10 Years ago, He use to always catch me chewing gum and tell me to throw it out that it was unprofessional, now at my...Read More »
109 of 112 | Posted by: Monica - Dearborn Hts, MI

“Dr Gupta was my doctor for 16 years. I am deeply saddened by his passing. He was a truly caring doctor and took very good care of me thru out the...Read More »
110 of 112 | Posted by: Kimberly N Schwebes - Trenton, MI

“Worked with you for 20 years!!! Once getting past the first ass chewing it was smooth sailing. You were good to me. Did 2 surgeries on me and I...Read More »
111 of 112 | Posted by: Debbie nickels

“Loss of a great surgeon may you be at peace and prayers are with your family ”
112 of 112 | Posted by: Jaime


Dr. Sham Lal Gupta March 10, 1944 ~ August 12, 2013 A graduate of the University of New Delhi Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, Dr. Gupta completed his residency at Wayne State University Affliated Hospitals, Detroit and had a rotating internship at the Grand Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Gupta also held memberships in: Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Fellow of International College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeons, (S.A.G.E.), Mid-West Surgical Associates, American Society of General Surgeons, and Wayne State Medical Society. Dr. Gupta held numerous current and past appointments: Chief of Surgery, Oakwood Southshore Hospital; Chief of Staff, Oakwood Southshore Hospital; and Chairman Quality Council, Oakland Southshore Surgical Department. Dr. Gupta loved collecting fine art and educating his family regarding fine arts. He helped, inspired and motivated many family members and friends to reach their highest potential. He loved caring for all his patients and others in need. Loving and dedicated husband of Kristine, and father of Renu Yonkoski (Blair Yonkoski), Jonathan Gupta, Andrew Gupta, Stephanie Gupta, Aimee Gupta and Emilie Gupta. Grandfather of two. Brother of Moti Lal Gupta, Meenu Singal, Asha Singla and Kiran Aggarwal. Also survived by many loving friends and family. He will be missed by all. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (Between Maple & Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. The family will receive friends Friday, August 16, from 2-8 p.m. with Sharing of Memories at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial tributes may be made to: Dr. Sham Gupta Educational Fund, Oakwood Southshore Hospital, 15500 Lundy Pkwy., Dearborn, MI 48126 -or- National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.

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