Former IMANE President Dr. Tejaswini Shah Passes Away at 81

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Tejaswini Shah

BURLINGTON, MA– Dr. Tejaswini Shah, MD, a resident of Burlington, MA and former president of Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE) and one of its founders, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. She was 81.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend to so many.  She lived her life with passion and strength.  She was an amazing doctor who had a magic touch with her patients, an entrepreneur, community leader and even dabbled in politics. Mostly, she is remembered for her dedication to helping others and her unrelenting commitment to her family.

Dr. Shah served as president of IMANE in 1993.  At IMANE, she served in many leadership roles including Chair of Board of Trustees, Treasurer and more.

Dr. Shah graduated from Seth GS Medical College, Bombay, in 1963 and came to the United States after completing an internship at KEM Hospital, Bombay. She completed her residency and fellowship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center, NY, in 1970, according to her profile published in an IMANE newsletter.

She was appointed by then Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis to the Allied Health Board for eight years.

Following is the announcement and funeral services details:

  • Attendees must be vaccinated and wear a mask.
  • Date: Tuesday, October 5th 2021
  • Time: 3:00 pm
  • Location: Carrier Funeral Home, 38 Range Road, Route 111, Windham NH 03087

In lieu of flowers, the Shah family requests that memorial contributions be sent in her name to: The Indian Circle for Caring USA, 20 Hope Avenue, Suite 309, Waltham, MA 02453.

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