The sudden death of Umang Gupta is a great surprise to many, as he is known as in Silicon Valley for his never-say-die attitude
Umang died at his home in the San Francisco Bay Area’s city of San Mateo on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Umang Gupta was born in Patiala in 1949 and raised in a number of Indian cities because his father was a government administrator.
Gupta studied Chemical Engineering at IIT Kanpur, but the ‘techie at heart’ desired to gain a better understanding of the emerging corporate world.
Following his graduation from Kent State University in Ohio in 1973, he joined IBM as a computer sales spokesman.
He quickly rose through the ranks to become a senior marketing manager, and in 1981 he joined Relational Software, where he became the company’s seventeenth employee.
Having been the first Indian to take a software company public on the New York Stock Exchange (NASDAQ) in the year 1993, he has been hailed as a pioneer, and his company, Gupta Technologies, has evolved as the prototype for the Silicon Valley boom of technology companies led by Indian-American entrepreneurs.
Umang Gupta is said to have died of bladder cancer that he has been suffering for the past two years. May his soul rest in peace.