ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Neeraj Singh Tanwar. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sagar Dalvi on February 23, 2021
I meet you sir when I need someone to stand with me as my father and you did the all necessary to help me out. Then after I never see you as my Master I always admire as my father in a shipping.

Sir was everything to me.

I was completley broken after this news.

No one can take your place in my life.

Miss you forever....

Sagar Dalvi
Your chowdhry...
Posted by Girish Lele on February 21, 2021
I knew Capt Tanwar first as Chief Officer and then as Master in Andromeda and later Seaworld. If you wanted the unvarnished truth you went to him. I fondly remember last when he came to a seminar I had arranged in Pune and we had a dinner together. Shipping needs more like you. RIP.
Posted by Mukul Bawa on February 21, 2021
A Great human being! A selfless person! A true friend! Neeraj lived his life to make others others happy. I have known him since more than forty years when he joined Hindu College and since then on he has been like family. I can say that he has touched so many lives and left an everlasting impression on each of them! He cared for all who came in contact with him and was always willing to help them. He was a pillar of strength to many of us and we all looked forward to being with him. We all have been devastated on losing him and extremely saddened and questioned God as to why he was snatched away from our midst. We know we will get no answer!! I sincerely wish and pray that Chitra and Sam and the bereaved family gets immense strength to bear this colossal loss! Neeraj, we all miss you!
Posted by monica joules on February 20, 2021
Neeraj will always be remembered fondly as a wonderful person ,beautiful soul and amazing friend.He was such lively fun loving person who use to make other person smile with his presence will always miss him
Posted by Reeta Kapoor on February 20, 2021
Words shall never be enough to express the profound loss that our family feels on Neeraj not being amongst us anymore.
Extending our deepest condolences to his family, friends and all loved ones and we pray to the almighty to give all of us the strength to cope with this loss.
A pillar of strength for his family, an ever smiling and always dependable friend, a proud sailor and a constant source of joy, laughter and happiness for all around him,
forever and ever in our hearts, our dearest Neeraj, we know that you shall always be beside us.
Posted by Ashok Malhan on February 19, 2021
Capt.Neeraj Singh Tanwar is unforgettable I couldn't believe at first instance and shocked to know this sad news. May God rest his soul in peace and pray to God give Mrs Tanwar the strength to bear this Huge loss. lovely -lovely and lovely personality we all will miss him a lot .Capt Sahab RIP.
Posted by Dron Sharma on February 19, 2021
We will miss you SIR
Posted by SHILPI KAMAL on February 19, 2021
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. He was such a great personality....My condolences.
Posted by Capt Jamshed Appoo on February 19, 2021
Neeraj and Chitra have always been very close to my wife Villoo and me. They both sailed with me and my wife when I was Master. We have known Neeraj and Chitra for the 33 years. Neeraj and Chitra are both lovely people. Neeraj was a very hard working Captain and always took great pride in his job. I still have the pictures with me of his last ship which he sent me telling me the great job he had done on board. Villoo and I were Shell shocked to hear this sad news. May God rest his soul in peace and May God give Chitra the strength to bear this Great loss.
Posted by Capt Dilip Uttamsingh on February 19, 2021
Rest in Peace dear Neeraj .
"The friends who loved you in life will therefore treasure you in death."You will be sorely missed by all of us .
Posted by Vinay Vaz on February 19, 2021
Heart felt sympathies to the family. He was a true definition of “Gentlemen” a ship Captain, whose juniors always looked forward to learn from. We all will miss you.
May your soul Rest in peace.
Posted by Sajal Kumar Ghosh on February 19, 2021
Dear Neeraj, we weren't close during Rajendra days, but that very Rajendra link and our Whatsapp group got us close by and by. Your persona was so gracious and impressive, it spoke a lot about inner Neeraj. We all Seraites are brothers and missing any of them is really painful. We lost you too early. It's the time when many of us are settling down to a relaxed life after 40+ years of responsible service life and now indulging in more communication with each other, thanks to the social media, alas now you left us at this juncture. Miss you friend from the core of my heart. Rest in peace our friend. May God give strength to all of us Seraites, your well wishers, friends and your near & dear ones to bear the irreparable loss. Miss you Neeraj
Posted by Sekhar G on February 18, 2021
Farewell, my friend!
We will miss you and your sharp insights into life and your calm during the hard times.
And how your cheerfulness always warmed the day.
Rest in eternal peace, dear Neeraj.
Posted by Travelllife Worldtravel on February 19, 2021
RIP Sir.... From being a Captain, a friend and a person who always gave amazing advice. Thank you for sharing some moments of your life while we were sailing. Condolences to Yr family .
You will be missed.
- Capt Neville Tamboowalla
Posted by Sarika Goyal on February 18, 2021
May his noble soul rest in peace..Om shanti..Bhavbhini shraddhanjali..
Posted by Prateek Saxena on February 18, 2021
I have always considered you as my Guru/Godfather.
It's only bcoz of you what i have achieved today.
If you would have not commented on my Article in 2014 we would have never met and my life would have never changed.
The day you entered my life things started changing in my Life.
You have always been more than a Father to me.
Now I will have to live with this guilt for my lifetime that I was never able to meet you since 2017 and couldn't do anything for you. Even you wanted to meet my daughter and I was not able to bring her to you. This guilt will remain for my lifetime.
Now Your Watch Has Ended but your teaching will always remain with us.
I know you will look after us from Heaven and will always bless us from there.
Wish I could do something to rewind the time and bring you back between us.
You will always be alive in our heart till our last breathe.
Will Miss You Always.
LOVE YOU FOREVER.
Posted by Rawal Singh on February 18, 2021
Many few people come across you who leave an everlasting impression on your life. Capt. Tanwar was one of those men. A stellar man in every sense. I have had the opportunity to sail with him twice so I can say that I know him professionally and personally both and it is mine and everyone's loss that he has left us. Gone too early Sir.
Posted by Rajdeep singh Shekhawat on February 18, 2021
You and your family are in my heart and mind. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven.
God rest his soul.
Posted by Anil Kumar Sharma on February 18, 2021
We have lost an Officer, Gentleman and a Good Soul

Since we were staying in same neighbourhood we used to meet frequently for our Chai Par Charcha session.

Although Capt Neeraj was 8 years senior to me still we used to bond very well.

Recently I met Capt Ajay Sharma batchmate of Capt Neeraj in Singapore and most of the time we were talking about Capt Neeraj.

I still cannot believe or accept that you are no longer with us.

You will be missed Sir
Posted by Shweta Tanwar on February 18, 2021
Mamaji you was a gem personality and a kind hearted men. I always admire u becoz of ur thoughts and your maturity. Your smile and your aura is always remain in my heart.
I miss u and i luv u as my inspiration mamaji !!
Om shanti.
Posted by Ashwani Nayar on February 18, 2021
With the passing of our dear batchmate Neeraj, we have lost another brother as thats what we all are - brothers from another mother.
He will truly be forever missed.
May his soul rest in peace.
My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Posted by Sanjay Wadhwa on February 18, 2021
We were together with about 240 more on Rajendra, 1979 batch. I was unfortunate not to get an opportunity to sail again with Neeraj but our bonding of dorm 4 stayed intact when ever we met in Mumbai / Delhi.

Neeraj was lion always a hearted man and spoke his mind out, in a booming voice. He was his usual self when I met him in Jan 2020 during a visit to Jaipur. Though the pain of losing a young one is impossible to hide. Recently when I spoke to Neeraj on phone, he was barely able to talk and we decided to chat later.

Buddy, you may have left for your final journey but your vibrant persona will forever remain young and cheerful in our “SERA” hearts. ❤️
Posted by Rajiv Bhatnagar on February 18, 2021
Here was a perfect gentleman, a complete package of sincere son, loving husband, responsible father and a trusted friend.
What more can any human being achieve more than this in life. We Namanites shall always miss your dancing steps, your encore on old tv and radio advertisements of 60s and 70s. And we shall never forget that you made us cry.
My last WApp message to you while in Fortis and your reply below :
Neeraj you bloody well get ok by tomorrow. You can not and will not hold us for ransom with this emotional blackmail. Pls fight it out as we are doing. Do not let us down.
Hello Raju. Doing my best. I am keeping a very positive approach and hope to be on the other side soon. Thanks to all of you for being there.
May God and Adhi be with you on this journey to heaven. Rest in peace my friend. Good bye until we meet again.
Posted by Savita Singh on February 18, 2021
A very warm hearted lively person....will be forever missed...
We pray for the departed soul n stand together for the berieved family
Posted by hemang sharma on February 18, 2021
During our brief interactions on a social media platform and an occasional face to face interaction at a coffee shop, personally I,always felt that Capt.Tanwar was never afraid to speak his mind out. His untimely departure has robbed us of an opportunity to learn from senior Mariner.He will be missed by all members of @Smoke Room. We pray and stand in solidarity with the family in this hour of grief.
Best regards
Posted by Anup K on February 18, 2021
I met Neeraj only in the past 5 years and had the opportunity to meet him a few times since he was always sailing. He was a great friend and human being, always helping people and always thinking about the welfare of his family. He is just one of the people you meet who is going to be really missed. He went too soon
Posted by Andrew D’Silva on February 17, 2021
We were of the same batch and never met after passing out. Then after joining our WhatsApp group, his picture came up and I could vaguely imagine the resemblance to himself from1980.
To all who knew him he was a true and trusted friend. To those who did not know him, his face would say it all; and you would trust him with your life. A good decent officer and gentleman is what anyone would call him.
It always hurts when we see one of our own pass away at such a young age. It leaves us with a sense of great loss.
The demise of his son was perhaps the biggest tragedy Neeraj had to endure alongside his family.
We will all miss you dear Neeraj. Your woes are over. Goodbye good man, until we meet again on the other side.
My sincere condolences to Mrs.Tanwar and the rest of the family and close friends.
Posted by Neeru Rathore on February 18, 2021
Neeraj my brother in law has been my only friend that I shared everything with. No one can take his place..for 33 yrs he was the only one who beautifully maintained this relationship.. U will always remain part of our life as u r not going to go From our hearts our thoughts..
Posted by Sydney Estibeiro on February 18, 2021
Capt sir u will forever b missed ... gone too soon...
still cannot get over the fact that Pringle uncle ( as adorably called) will not b sailing with us anymore... deeply saddened
Posted by Mukesh Rana on February 18, 2021
Capt.N.S Tanwar sir ji was the one who introduce me to the shipping world.I can never thing shipping without him.He will be always my role model and inspiration in my life...He was not only a great captain but great human being..He will be always present in our hearts...God give strength to his family in this hard period...sir ji we will always miss u...
Posted by bulbul sharma on February 18, 2021
My heartfelt ondolences to the departed soul. He was such a lively ,loving and helpful person . I first met him at one of the merchant Naval get togethers and it never seemed meeting him for the first time . May God render strength to dear Chitra and Sanghmitra to bear this irreparable loss and wish Neeraj to be happy where ever he is. Amen
Posted by Sanjay Kumar Jain on February 18, 2021
My acquaintance with Neeraj ji is not quite old yet I carry his fond memory. In very first meeting, I could gaze the depth of his persona, very warm and welcoming. I find entire family very cordial and helping.
We need to carry forward Neeraj Ji's legacy to give him life time rememberance.
God bless him with best of place in his empire, a deserving one.

Posted by DALEEP Singh Rathore on February 18, 2021
Great personality. Sat Sat Naman..
Posted by Sunita Hooda on February 18, 2021
A very warm loving person, and a Thorough gentleman....Neeraj you will really be missed....RIP....
Posted by Sumedha sumeet sood on February 18, 2021
Neeraj Sir, one of the most jovial amiable and loving person. I have my memories dated from when I met him the very first time, 25th wedding anniversary of dhaka sir, he was just so impressive , in a long blue kurta deep husky voice he was talking and mingling with everyone around. The calm and composure he maintained at adhiraj's time was incredible. The whole family became my inspiration ❤. Meeting sir on and off was the way I developed a bond with him. The bear hugs and beautiful smiles and wonderful sense of humour , I started calling him babaji ki jai when he sprouted his white beard and he used to laugh at it.
Sir you will be missed immensely, your point of views , the way you expressed your self in the group discussion and your being..... Will be missed This loss has brought deep pain and agony beyond words.  Always looked up to him. A part of me dies as I try to come in terms with reality
May you merge with the divine and also your son. God bless your beautiful soul.
Posted by Vippin Kapoor on February 18, 2021
Dear Neeraj you are gone but will remain with us forever in our memories. Met him on a ship when he was a second mate and I was Cheng. He was my only good company on that ship bcoz the senior officers avoided me since I refused to sign on for my personal reasons due to company policies of which I wanted no part. I was a passenger for ,15 days till I signed off. He gave me company during the time and would come to my owners cabin and have a pre dinner beer and had discussions on various issues. He was very sympathetic to my stand that I took. Very helpful and a good soul. Years later met him in Jaipur his moustache impressed me and I addressed him as brigadier and later as general. During my son's wedding I promoted him to field marshal and he was thrilled. He has now reunited with his son. God bless Neeraj. rip dear friend. Can't forget his gesture of goodwill when he especially came to wish me on my birthday. A great guy. Fun loving. Will be missed forever
Posted by Ekta Goel on February 17, 2021
Dear Chachu,
It is not just difficult but impossible to believe that you are not there with us in person anymore....you have always been that one one person whose modern outlook towards life has always be an inspiration. Your sense of humor, sensitive nature, care and concern for everyone around has always touched hearts. You always stood for the right and so easily made everyone feel comfortable and at home
I feel fortunate to have known you and have gotten a chance to spend few years with you....I can never forget what you always use to tell me - 'Beta tu tension mat lena, koi baat ho to mujhe batana'....
'Miss you' will be an understatement....Akshu will not have his 'Santa Dadu' to ask for his Christmas gift next year :(
Posted by Anshou Bhatnagar on February 18, 2021
It cuts to my heart to hear about the loss that Words cannot express my condolences.Deeply shaken by the news. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Rajesh Arora on February 18, 2021
Neeraj, a true friend has suddenly left and it is unbearable.
Rarely one finds an upright, honest, knowledgeable character like him. कहते हैं कि वह क़िस्मत वाले होते हैं जिनको ऐसा दोस्त मिलता है जो हर वक्त,अच्छे या बुरे, में साथ खड़ा हो. मैंने आज वो दोस्त खो दिया. काश कुछ समय और मिला होता !!!
Perhaps God had some better assignment for him and who are we to question Him or His mysterious ways of functioning?
Rest in peace my friend......your physical presence will be missed and our memories will always be cherished.

Posted by Glenn Stewart on February 18, 2021
Neeraj Sir, you truly are missed by us all. You made us all feel welcome and respected in ways unmatched by most who walk this path on earth. I’m so glad for the long chat we had in your home just a few weeks back. I’ll always be expecting to see you but you rest for now. We love and miss you. You were the best!
Posted by Ashley Cooper on February 18, 2021
I was truly shocked to read about Neeraj's untimely passing away. Like many who left their tribute here we began our careers at sea on the Training Ship Rajendra in 1979. Neeraj stood out from the crowd with his pleasant personality and booming voice. Later on our paths crossed once again as we progressed on our careers _you could always pick him out of a crowd with that thick black moustache. We did not meet in the recent past but corresponded,, what I will always remember is the quiet dignity with which he coped up with the terrible loss of a few years back. Rest in peace brother, we will trim that sail on your behalf until we meet again beyond the blue yonder.
Posted by Ajay Kr Sharma on February 18, 2021
Neeraj I will miss you

My oldest memory of Neeraj Singh Tanwar is of TS Rajendra where like many of us, I also found him very lively and warm person.
After Rajendra I straight met him in 2005 when I joined Singapore Maersk Office for shore assignment and he was leaving Singapore for India - we only had a short conversation as we had accidentally bumped into each other while busy with own work at that point of time. Short but it was surely very warm and with strong assurances to meet again and catch up in India.
 
After few years I came to know that he lost his son in some accident and I tried to reach him on the number I had got from the source who gave me the news of his son’s demise, but no luck - tried couple of more times after few days interval but no response.

Finally in December 2020 when Achal put me in this group - one day I realised that Neeraj is also in the group and I immediately called him. This time to my good luck he picked up the phone after couple of rings and we talked for over 2 hrs. He told me that he had got off the ship after about 10 months onboard with great difficulty and that he was on home quarantine then . His wife and daughter would come to give him food otherwise he was alone.
During those 2 hrs he talked about - his ship, plans for his daughter, his son ( how much he misses him) and the house that he had bought for him and still kept furnished, after his passing away.

He told me he will start orchard farming and explained in great detail his plans and negotiations with the concerned parties. During the conversation he mentioned about Lamba & Manku and that he meets them frequently in Delhi. He also mentioned that his close friendship with Manku goes back to school days.

He insisted that during my next visit in India I must come to Jaipur and be his guest with all the plans to have great time together. We exchanged pictures - he sent photos of himself and family and the house that he built for his son (where he had self quarantined)

After joining Signal Sera group, he was reluctant to put his picture (DP) but then I strongly urged him, he did oblige saying “only for you my friend”

After the long conversation in December I next spoke to him in Jan 2021, which is when he told me that he was not keeping well and seeing doctors for treatment. With the symptoms he described I could sense that all was not good with him - he had problem talking so for the next few days we exchanged mails with his health update- his last update was that he is shifting to Apollo hospital in Delhi - but there after there was no update despite my messages .

I became anxious and concerned so I messaged Sanjay Wadhwa to confirm about his health. If I remember correctly Sanjay told that Neeraj was still in Jaipur under treatment and did not talk due to bad throat.

Neeraj had requested me to not talk about his medical condition in the group - so never brought it up in the group.
But then in Feb Manku and others updated us on the WhatsApp. So like everyone else, I kept following the update in the group.

Today morning after going through few messages of Vikrant Parashar and PS Chakroborty I saw the message of Neeraj’s passing away - that came as a huge shock and left me speechless.

I had some assignment- so went about my business as normal today - but once all was over, on my way back to home, the thought of Neeraj started to engulf my head. 
Now at night going through all the messages from everyone in the group is so overwhelming , emotional which gives me a sense of the magnitude of the loss we all had.

Pray his Soul Rest In Peace
Posted by Sanjay Sukhrani on February 17, 2021
Met Neeraj in 1979. We were in the same “Top” on TS Rajendra. I was Cadet number 4018. He was Cadet number 4020. His hearty laugh, his sense of humor. His ability to spin a yarn!

The years at sea put a physical distance between us but whenever we met, his booming “Oye Sukhrani” always brought a smile to my face.

His grace and dignity when he sustained personal tragedy was remarkable.

You will be missed. Stay happy wherever you are, until we meet for our next “fall in” on the Quarter Deck.
Posted by Mahim Khanna on February 17, 2021
Still vividly remember Neeraj's ever similing face, he was always willing and eager to help one and all. We shared the same dom and had lockers were in the same alleyway.

Rest in peace my dear friend. Gone too soon. 

Mahim
Posted by Manjul Tripathi on February 17, 2021
I met Neeraj in Oct 2019 at Jaipur
and the pain of his son's untimely
Heavenly depature in a motorcycle accident was so very fresh in the family conversation during my stay there : he too had personal health issues aggrevating, He had just returned from a safari trip in MP.
And then he spend lot of time visiting hospitals n docters in the last 4-5 months.Finally he lay silenced in coma for atleast last three weeks or so on ventilator
Undiagonised of the illness which caused severe lung ailments.

Aghast !!
He left us all too soon but relieved himself from the miserable pains of a vegetable life lying on a ventilator support....
May he be at peace in the higher worlds much beyond us all here ......

Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

om shanthi
Posted by PASHUPATI NATH on February 17, 2021
Neeraj, its too early, met you when stayed at Mr Yadav's house, preparing for 2nd Mates. , we are not ready for such a shocking news of your sudden departure. Ishwar atma ko sadgati de. God give Strength to Chitra Babhi and Betiya. PASHUPATI AND PUNAM
Posted by Bhupesh Gandhi on February 17, 2021
I still recall the great evening we shared together at Orchard , with your " Nathu Lal " Moustaches . I was so much looking forward to meet you sometime in Jaipur . God has his Ways . Rest in peace my dear Friend. We will miss you for ever- Bhupesh Gandhi
Posted by Vikas Verma on February 17, 2021
Gone too soon and gone too suddenly! Even though we hadn't met in decades, the memories of the time spent together are still fresh! You were a jolly good fellow, Neeraj! May you rest in everlasting peace!
Posted by Manjul Tripathi on February 17, 2021
Very saddened to hear that you have left us and departed for higher worlds of peace n tranquility.
May your soul attain Moksha ओम् शांतिह
May the family have the strength to overcome this tragic loss
Posted by Sunil Shukla on February 17, 2021
Neeraj, I miss you
Saddended to hear about his demise.
A true friend, Sailor and dear Batchmate.
Miss him.
RIP Neeraj

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Posted by Sagar Dalvi on February 23, 2021
I meet you sir when I need someone to stand with me as my father and you did the all necessary to help me out. Then after I never see you as my Master I always admire as my father in a shipping.

Sir was everything to me.

I was completley broken after this news.

No one can take your place in my life.

Miss you forever....

Sagar Dalvi
Your chowdhry...
Posted by Girish Lele on February 21, 2021
I knew Capt Tanwar first as Chief Officer and then as Master in Andromeda and later Seaworld. If you wanted the unvarnished truth you went to him. I fondly remember last when he came to a seminar I had arranged in Pune and we had a dinner together. Shipping needs more like you. RIP.
Posted by Mukul Bawa on February 21, 2021
A Great human being! A selfless person! A true friend! Neeraj lived his life to make others others happy. I have known him since more than forty years when he joined Hindu College and since then on he has been like family. I can say that he has touched so many lives and left an everlasting impression on each of them! He cared for all who came in contact with him and was always willing to help them. He was a pillar of strength to many of us and we all looked forward to being with him. We all have been devastated on losing him and extremely saddened and questioned God as to why he was snatched away from our midst. We know we will get no answer!! I sincerely wish and pray that Chitra and Sam and the bereaved family gets immense strength to bear this colossal loss! Neeraj, we all miss you!
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Shared by Nivedita Mathur on February 19, 2021
नीरज के लिए कुछ कहना सूरज को दीप दिखाना जैसा होगा । एक सरल और खुश मिज़ाज व्यक्ति हर समय मदद के लिए तैयार रहता था । एक बहुत पुरानी बात है पर मुझे कल जैसी लगती है। मेरी एक सहेली को insurence के काम में मुशिकल आ रही थी तो मैंने सोचा एक से भले दो और मैं अपनी सहेली के साथ office गयी । यह बात चित्रा ने शायद नीरज को बता दी थी और हमारे पहुंचने से पहले नीरज वहाँ मौजूद था और चुटकियों में सारा काम करवा दिया ।
यह नीरज का प्यार और सम्मान का रिश्ता था । नीरज जिन्हे प्यार करता था उन्हे तकलीफ में नही देखना चाहता था या यूूँ कहूं कि वो जिसे  प्यार करता था उस के पास चला गया ।
तुम जहाँ हो खुश रहो ।

Shared by Shweta Tanwar on February 18, 2021
Mamaji you was a gem personality and a kind hearted men. I always admire u becoz of ur thoughts and your maturity. Your smile and your aura is always remain in my heart.
I miss u and i luv u as my inspiration mamaji !!
Om shanti