Pranay “PJ” Neelakanta

Pranay “PJ” Neelakanta

Dec 29, 2003 – May 9, 2022

A true Omahan and a proud Tamilian. He was passionate about social issues and wished to influence change through law and political science study and profession.  He was Mr. Buckets. He loved basketball, music and Thirukkural. Rain, snow or shine—one can always find Pranay shooting hoops on his driveway.

His love for music has varied from classical, movie music, to his latest interest in hip/hop improv and rap music BGM.

He lit a spark in every room and touched every life. A kind, caring, and good-hearted person who has given loads of memories to cherish his time with us.

VISITATION: Wednesday, May 11th from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel.

 

41 Comments

  • Malachi reed Davis Posted May 10, 2022 7:30 pm

    I’m so sorry for y’all lost that was one of my homeboys

  • Jan Kullhem Posted May 10, 2022 8:16 pm

    Orem, Archie and Anaya,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Pranay is such a wonderful young man. While he was taken much too soon I hope you can live with comfort that his spirit will continue on.. Hugs to you my dear friends, Jan

  • Jan Kullhem Posted May 10, 2022 8:16 pm

    Prem, Archie and Anaya,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Pranay is such a wonderful young man. While he was taken much too soon I hope you can live with comfort that his spirit will continue on.. Hugs to you my dear friends, Jan

  • Kimberly Reid Posted May 10, 2022 10:13 pm

    We love Pranay and you all very much. Our thoughts are with you. He was complete magic.

  • Isiah Elijah Wilson Posted May 10, 2022 10:41 pm

    Friend

  • Jiyoun, Jehong/Daniel, and Jennifer Ahn Posted May 10, 2022 10:47 pm

    Our condolences on the passing of Pranay.

  • Janiya Chiles Posted May 10, 2022 10:57 pm

    I’m sorry for your lost 😞 he was a good person 💔

  • Janiya Chiles Posted May 10, 2022 10:58 pm

    I’m sorry for your lost he was a good person

  • Brandon wilson Posted May 11, 2022 7:40 am

    Friend

  • aiden mccurry Posted May 11, 2022 8:34 am

    pj was my best friend im so sorry for what happen he was the brightest person out of anyone i knew.

  • Rudy, Joyeon, Jayden and Christian Posted May 11, 2022 9:18 am

    It was far too soon for this to happen. Both of my boys loved being around Pranay at Chamber and Frontier. We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  • Harold and Nancy Meadows Posted May 11, 2022 9:51 am

    We are so shocked to hear about Pranay. We remember when you first brought him home to the neighborhood. What a wonderful young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Emily Coffin Posted May 11, 2022 10:03 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Pranay. Thinking of your family during this tough time.

  • Joe, Christine, Bella, and Dominique Worthing Posted May 11, 2022 10:04 am

    Prayers and condolences from the Worthing Family. Bella was over last night, crushed by the news, but her spirits improved as we talked about all the fond memories and time spent with Pranay and the Neelakanta family at so many Frontier String performances and trips. Again, so so sorry for your loss. Know of our prayers.

  • SANJAY SINGH Posted May 11, 2022 10:07 am

    My heartfelt condolences. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  • Saravanan Arumugam Posted May 11, 2022 10:19 am

    Extremely smart, funny, caring kid. He always thinks clearly and makes good judgment. We were very proud of him always. Cannot digest he’s not with us anymore. Our hearty condolences to the family.

  • Blake perchal Posted May 11, 2022 10:22 am

    Absolute pleasure getting to meet and work with pj. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.💔🕊

  • Krishna Baluswami Posted May 11, 2022 11:14 am

    Extremely saddened on hearing this news. Our prayers are with you and your family members and for the soul to reach almighty’s feet.

  • NANDAGOPAL KRISHNAMOORTHY Posted May 11, 2022 11:30 am

    Deepest condolences :(. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  • Heinze Family Posted May 11, 2022 12:33 pm

    Our deepest condolences at the loss of your beautiful son.

  • The Luthra Family Posted May 11, 2022 12:39 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences. Wishing you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult times of sorrow. Pranay’s memories will live forever in hearts of many.

  • The luthra family Posted May 11, 2022 12:51 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences. Wishing you peace, comfort and strength during these difficult times of sorrow. Pranay’s memories will live forever in hearts of many

  • Kim family Posted May 11, 2022 1:42 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort.

    • James, Ellyn, Olivia and Audrey Kim Posted May 11, 2022 6:20 pm

      Our hearts break with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Felicia White Posted May 11, 2022 1:48 pm

    My sincerest condolences for you at this time. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, at this time of sorrow. You’re in my prayers.


  • Valencia Family Posted May 11, 2022 2:34 pm

    We wish we could be in Omaha to support your family during this unspeakably hard time. Ethan, Maksim, and Jacob have struggled with the news and miss him dearly. He always stood out as hard working, respectful, kind and showed pride in and for his family. We looked forward to fun and smiles at OCM events and travels over the years. His talent and development shined when in a side conversation about his future plans. Ananya should always know her brother was great and appreciated by so many. He will be sorely missed.

  • Colleen Marceau Posted May 11, 2022 2:41 pm

    Prem and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all and praying for you.

  • Maynes Family Posted May 11, 2022 6:52 pm

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your son. We are thinking of you all and will keep you in our prayers.

  • James, Ellyn, Olivia, and Audrey Kim Posted May 11, 2022 7:44 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. May you be filled with peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Tej Adidam Posted May 11, 2022 8:18 pm

    Truly sorry that a light that should have shined much longer was dimmed suddenly. May his memories and immense successes bring solace and comfort to the family. We are here for you Prem and Archana. Ananya will certainly have her role model continue to guide her from beyond the stars. Om 🙏

  • Kathy Knebel Posted May 11, 2022 9:33 pm

    My sincerest sympathy and love for you at this very sad and grievous time in your lives. I am lifting up prayers for your family to God.

  • Sundareswar Ramanan Posted May 11, 2022 10:26 pm

    I am very sorry about your loss of your beloved son. May his soul rest in peace. My deep condolences to the family.

  • Vijay Anand Kannan Posted May 12, 2022 3:29 pm

    I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. May God give strength and courage during these difficult times. Om Shanti

  • Siva Posted May 12, 2022 5:15 pm

    Heartfelt Condolence

    • Prem Neelakanta Posted May 13, 2022 9:36 am

      Thank you

  • Natalie and Amy Haberman Posted May 13, 2022 9:16 am

    We are greatly saddened by the loss of such a wonderful young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Lydia Conway Posted May 13, 2022 9:58 am

    Sending my sincerest sympathies in the wake of Pranay’s passing. I’ll always remember his mock interview at SoundWaves- his passion for music and life and desire to make an impact in our world. His light shone so brightly and he will be loved and missed by all who we blessed to know him. Sending big hugs to Ananya. I am praying for you all with hopes you will be comforted and heartened as you begin to grieve the loss of your dear son. With love and condolences- Lydia

  • Melissa Tatreau Holtmeier Posted May 13, 2022 1:34 pm

    Prem, Archana and sweet Ananya…
    I don’t know how you begin to process this devastating loss. Pranay was a beautiful light and touched so many as is evident on this page. We are brokenhearted for you and will continue to hold you close in our hearts as you begin to navigate an impossible new normal without your sweet boy.
    With Love,
    Chris and Melissa Holtmeier

  • Lana Wallace Posted May 13, 2022 5:14 pm

    I send my dearest sympathies to his family. I worked with PJ at his latest job. He was so pleasant and I was always so happy to see his sweet smile.. so very sorry!

  • Lana Wallace Posted May 13, 2022 5:17 pm

    I send my sympathies to his family. I worked with him at his last job. He was a very pleasant and I was always happy to see his sweet smile. So sorry !

  • Sherry Busskohl (Neighbor) Posted May 18, 2022 1:19 pm

    I was so saddened to learn about the death of your son, Parnay. I sincerely hope that warm and happy memories of Him will eventually replace all the sadness in your hearts.

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