Pratap V. Pothuloori, M.D.
March 6, 1946 – October 19, 2022
Pratap Venkatswamy Pothuloori, M.D., 76, passed away at his home on October 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born on March 6, 1946 in Secunderabad, India, he was the third child of Venkatswamy and Sharada Bai Pothuloori. He attended All Saints High School and received his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College where he met his beloved wife Manmohan Kaur. They were married on July 5, 1974 and have two children, Antara, born in 1977 and Avin, born in 1981. Early in his career, he remained in India and worked as a respected primary care physician in India.
Pratap immigrated to the United States with his family in 1981. He earned a Master of Public Health at Tulane University and completed his Psychiatry training at the combined Creighton University and University of Nebraska Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program. He moved to Lincoln, NE in 1993 and considered this his home. He practiced Psychiatry in Nebraska and Kentucky, predominantly in a joint practice alongside his wife. A dedicated, caring and altruistic physician, he made an indelible impact on the lives of many patients and children.
Pratap had a dynamic personality and radiated joy and love to all those he knew and met. His commitment to his career was only surpassed by his commitment to family. He was a devoted father to his children and a mentor and trusted confidante to his many nieces and nephews. Whether in humor, celebration, passion for Hindi film and music, or travel, Pratap unquestionably believed that life must be celebrated and imbued with laughter and merriment. He loved to celebrate life’s milestones and was a true master of many ceremonies.
Despite numerous surgeries and hospitalizations, he maintained a positive outlook driven by his willpower and love of family. Health was no obstacle in his role as a guiding, loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He remained inseparable from his wife and soulmate of 48 years. His two grandchildren, Tejus and Talin were the apples of his eye and gave him endless pride. He was a constant support to his children as they navigated their own medical careers.
Pratap is survived by his wife, Manmohan Pothuloori; daughter Antara (Mark Carlson); son Avin; grandsons: Tejus and Talin; brothers: Jairaj Pothuloori and Vasant Pothuloori; sisters Pramela Rani Ganji and Manjula Devi Vemaru; many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Leela Mani Dundoo; nephew, Nimin Jai Pothuluri; and sister-in-law Komalam Jairaj.
VISITATION begins on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00AM, at West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 11:00AM.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).