In Memory of Roshan- A Great Physician & Friend

Dr. Roshan Jha, a brilliant Resident Physician at Rochester General Hospital (Rochester, NY), was hoping to finish his residency in June 2021 and had already been accepted for a Hospitalist position at Rochester General Hospital. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 33 on 11/22/2020 due to sudden cardiac arrest.

He was helping patients on Sunday and was last seen by his fellow residents around 1:30 PM. His wife, Sweta Thakur, had prepared him lunch and was expecting him but Roshan never reached for the lunch. After several searches in different parts of the hospital, he was found unresponsive.  Despite multiple resuscitation attempts, we lost our dear friend.

Dr. Jha was one of the finest residents in the program and an impeccable human being, ever-smiling and warm-hearted. He wanted to pursue a career in cardiology. He was a responsible son and brother, a caring husband, and a compassionate physician, helping patients on the frontlines with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As we mourn our loss, we are also obliged to the responsibilities that lay ahead. His family will need assistance with the funeral process. Sweta is in the middle of her dentistry school with a debt of about $300,000. With Dr. Roshan Jha gone, her visa status, income source, and funds for completion of her education have all become uncertain.  The donated fund will be used to cover the same. 

I am Devesh, and I knew Roshan for about 2.5 years. He was a great friend and physician. The funds will be transferred to Sweta's account and all ownership of funds will be transferred to her. 

We kindly request you to contribute whatever amount you can and forward it to your circle of friends. This fund will be used for Roshan’s funeral, Sweta’s education, covering legal fees, and supporting her during this heartbreaking situation.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Devesh Rai 
Rochester, NY
Sweta Thakur 
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