Harsharanjeet Singh Jagpal of Moorestown, NJ passed away Friday, August 26, 2022 at the age of 75 years.
Sharan Jagpal was a Professor of Marketing at Rutgers Business School for close to 50 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and received MBA and PhD degrees from Columbia University. Sharan was a prolific researcher whose work was published in several prestigious journals over his career. He authored two scholarly texts ‘Marketing Strategy and Uncertainty’ and ‘Fusion for Profit’, both published by the Oxford University Press. Sharan was an internationally recognized professor and respected in his field. Teaching was his passion and his students honored him with several awards, acknowledging his dedication to his profession.
Sharan was known to his family and friends as a kind, gentle, strong, and highly-principled man. His ethos was hard work and discipline and he lived by the credo of helping anyone he was able to help – regardless of the cost to him personally. He was famous for his sharp, quick, and dry wit, wonderful sense of humor, and deep compassion for all he encountered. Sharan was an avid cricket fan and loved classic jazz music (no post – 1959 Miles Davis for him!). He also enjoyed classical Indian flute and the tabla.
Sharan enjoyed good food, good wine, and was a serious chocaholic – anything less than 80% cocoa would not even be considered. In fact, the running joke was, if a field-mouse got into any chocolate earmarked for Sharan and rejected it for being too strong, chances are it would be right up his alley!
Sharan was a devoted son, brother, and father. He will be truly missed.
Harsharanjeet Singh Jagpal is survived by younger sister Dr. Ravindar (Ruby) Jagpal, his beloved daughters Shireen and Shehnaz (Niki) Jagpal, friends Charles Lay, Shen Yeniyurt, Ted Szatrowski, Pankaj and Anjali Jain, and Miss J. Harsharanjeet Singh Jagpal is predeceased by his parents Pritam Jagpal and Ranjeet Kaur.
Funeral services for Harsharan Jagpal will take place Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 1-3pm at Franklin Memorial Park. Franklin Memorial Park is located at 1800 Route 27 in North Brunswick, NJ.