Raj Tanna, 60, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Frisco following a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
He leaves behind his wife of 26 years, Kirti; his sons, Rohan and Rikin; his Golden Retriever, Lily; his sisters, Niti, Nalini, Lata, and Panna, and many beloved friends and family members who were all by his side until the end.
Born and raised in Mumbai, the son of Bhavsinh and Kusum Tanna, Raj migrated on his own to America at the age of 23 to earn a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering at Penn State University, where he excelled.
After thriving in multiple executive positions in companies such as Cyrix, AMD, and Exchange Bridge, Raj decided that his full potential could not be achieved by working for an employer. And thus, in 2006, Raj, with the help of his best friend and trusted business partner, Mil Shah, unveiled his brainchild to the world: Rejuve MedSpa, a medical spa offering minimally invasive, FDA approved aesthetic services in a luxurious spa environment. Raj poured his blood, sweat, and tears into the business, and his hard work spoke for itself, with Rejuve earning a 5 star rating on every major online platform, and every customer leaving with a smile on their face.
But Raj was so much more than a brilliant engineer and outstanding entrepreneur: he was a fantastic father. Raj worked incredibly hard, enduring numerous sleepless nights, to provide his family with the life of their dreams. But Raj did not limit his contribution to financial security: he provided them with support in all aspects of life. One could always rely on Raj to provide a step-by-step solution to any problem they face. He was always in control, and allowed his family to feel safe and secure at all times.
Unsurprisingly, Raj was highly popular among his group of friends. Truly a child at heart, Raj knew how to enjoy life. Whether it was poker, karaoke, or intense (sometimes overly-intense) games of Rook-My-Partner, Raj played with admirable passion. He was the man who was always coordinating fun events for his group, ranging anywhere from camping trips in Oklahoma, annual Vegas trips and beach vacations with his friends to box seats at Cowboys games. Raj strived to make his home enjoyable to all, and spared no expense in creating the legendary ‘Raj’s Room’, the ultimate entertainment center. Raj welcomed all with open arms into his home, and there was no place his guests would rather be.
A loving man who sincerely put his friends and family before himself, Raj will be missed by all. We love you Raj. Rest In Peace.
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