On the night of Friday, August 26, 2022, Bikas Narain passed away at age 60 in Gilbert, Arizona. He was a loving husband, caring father of two daughters, dedicated employee of Intel, and kindhearted friend.
Bikas grew up as the youngest of four siblings in Patna, Bihar (India). After completing his undergraduate degree in India, he came to the United States and pursued a Master’s degree at the University of California, Irvine, graduating in 1990. Soon afterwards, Bikas joined Intel in Chandler, AZ, and took on multiple roles in his 31 years there, eventually becoming a Senior Director of Engineering in the Internet of Things group. Bikas was a critical part of Intel’s growth and a role model to all.
Bikas believed in making memories. As an avid hobbyist photographer and videographer, he was always the first to preserve life’s milestone moments and share them with his loved ones. You could find Bikas at friends’ weddings with six cameras set up in different locations in the room, or with a 360-degree camera to capture family trips to Sedona. His favorite pastime was stitching pictures and videos together, and seeing the joy and nostalgia in those he loved when he shared the final product.
Throughout his life, Bikas redefined the meaning of the word “giving.” He would give anything and everything to those around him. From offering life advice to those in the crux of their careers or battling personal hurdles, to buying high-tech electronics for someone so that resources did not limit their success, Bikas was a strong pillar of support for so many.
As a husband to Supriya, father to Shreya and Ishika, brother to Prakash, Neelam, and Poonam, brother-in-law to Veena, Ram, Vineeta, Priyanka, Pallavi, and Pawan, son-in-law to Sri Surendra Kumar Chowdhary, uncle to a multitude of nieces and nephews, and grandfather to his nieces and nephew’s kids, Bikas was always excited to see everyone together. He was a gracious and generous host, and felt true joy whenever the extended family assembled for a celebration.
Bikas Narain brought so much happiness to his family and friends and loved them dearly. He bravely fought cancer since 2014. Even in his weakest moments, he took care of his family and remained positive, with a smile on his face. After his recent hospitalization and the progressive course of pneumonia, he is no longer here with us in person, but will always be watching over us in spirit. He will be in our hearts forever, as there are no goodbyes.
Funeral and cremation services for Bikas Narain will begin at 9:00am on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297.