BOXBOROUGH, MA—Thirty-one year old Sparsh Bhargava, of New York City and formerly of Acton, MA, died on Oct. 28th of natural causes while on a business trip to Germany.

Sparsh is survived by his parents, Nibha and Umesh Bhargava of Boxborough, his brother Samarth, of Palo Alto, CA, and his grandmother Nirmala Bhargava. He also leaves many friends, aunts, uncles and cousins who miss him dearly.

Sparsh Bhargava
Sparsh Bhargava

Family and friends will honor and remember Sparsh’s life by gathering for memorial visiting hours on Saturday, November 12th from 3 to 6 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM.

He was born on October 24th, 1985 in West Lafayette, IN, and lived his early childhood in Milpitas, CA and attended the Harker School. After moving to Boston with his family in 1996, he attended Acton-Boxborough schools, graduating with the class of 2003.

Afterwards, he received a BS in chemical engineering at Cornell University and worked for Proctor & Gamble for three years after graduation. Later he attended Harvard Business School, finishing his MBA in 2012. After graduating from business school, he moved to New York City and worked for American Industrial Partners for the last 4 years.

His partners write, “With calm soul, he could be relied upon to listen with empathy and understanding and then act with quiet leadership and grace. Despite his youth, he quickly earned the respect and devotion of peers many decades his senior. We are humbled to have been befriended by someone with such extraordinary character and ability.”

Sparsh was happy and loved by everyone in his life. He enjoyed reading, traveling, photography, camping and spending time with extended family and friends. He had just celebrated his 31st birthday over the weekend with family in New York. Thirty-one years is young, but Sparsh accomplished more than most people achieve in a full lifetime.

“His name means ‘touch’, and he lived every day with a mission to enrich people’s lives: family, friends and the less fortunate,” according to his obituary. “We are better people and the world is a better place because of him.”

Donations may be made to a memorial fund toward touching children’s lives: For directions and guestbook, please visit: