Posted by Meera Ullal on June 10, 2021
Dear Rishi,

I’ve always been able to count on you to be there for every important moment of my life, you’ve never let me down and have always loved extending your visits with us. So it’s certainly uncharacteristic that you are gone so heartbreakingly prematurely, leaving us all here to miss you so much.

Rishi, our families did so much together. Trips, holidays, graduations, weddings...but my favorite moments were all of those in between. Sitting at the kitchen table in Scottsdale, eating late night microwave nachos and talking about life until then wee hours. Well...generally it was you talking about life and me being largely unable to keep up with your boundless knowledge and controversial ideas- you’ve always been the quintessential old soul.

You were never afraid to be honest. You wouldn’t said what anyone wanted to hear, only the truth. You walked your own path with full integrity, even when that was really really hard. You were an open book and humble about your challenges, while also completely stubborn. You lived truly authentically and with your eyes always so wide open- both to the gifts and ills of this world. Since you left I’ve been thinking that it couldn’t have always been easy for you to live this way, but it was surely courageous.

To say that I’ll miss you feels empty. I just turned 34 and it is truly cruel that you won’t have the same privilege. I am heartbroken that my children won’t be able to learn how to live your way, from you. The only thing to do seems to be to try to put one foot in front of the other and live life in the light of honesty- like you did. I love you, my brother.

Posted by Ryan Cortez on June 4, 2021
Rishi was unique, as that was his intent. There will only be one Rishi, our Rishi.

Rishi always had an objective view of the world, and always provided his unique perspective on every topic. He was always able to ignore the noise of social media and the mainstream opinion. He always stayed true to himself and stayed focused on what was important to him, what he felt brought meaning to his life, and held family the closest.

Rishi sought out a deep connection with everything he did. From the people he connected with and touched, to his music. There was meaning, and intent behind everything he did.

If everyone fearlessly chased their dreams, and showed as much compassion as Rishi, the world would be a beautiful place.

You will be forever missed, my brother.
Posted by Sharon Evans on May 30, 2021
Rishi was a wonderful member of our block music team “purple”. He was well liked by the kids and was gentle and kind. He was always asking how he could help us out and really didn’t like being idle. It was wonderful to hear how this year he really found a new passion in teaching. The news of his passing, being so young and full of new direction was unbelievably sad. We are deeply sorry that you have suffered this great loss. (My father was hospitalized and I was unable to attend his memorial.) Praying for comfort for your family.—Sharon Evans
Posted by Gaurav Shukla on May 29, 2021
Rishi, I remember we first met (way in to our teens) when you came to London. I was nervous at first but once we met, it was as if we had known each other our whole lives. This was just a little part of who you were. You made everything easy for everyone around you. You had this contagious smile that never left and had a positive presence where everyone who was around you could feel. I had hoped we would come to Phoenix/Cali at some point to spend more time with you but that chance has gone. You will live on through our memories forever. Rest in peace Rishi. Until we meet again.

Gaurav, Kiran, Akshay & Alisha
Posted by Veronica Winters-Everly on May 29, 2021
Rishi was an extension of our family and I cherish the countless memories of him at our home, with Noah, and especially in the years since Noah's passing. Rishi made it a point to stay in touch with me, share with me the events in his life and was always there to give me support and encouragement as I grieved the passing of Noah. Rishi provided me with the chance to continue watching the journey of a young man finding his way in this world, through his eyes and accomplishments, giving me the chance to see what might have been for Noah if he had lived. I am forever grateful for having Rishi in our lives, and in mine these last few years. He is a beautiful soul in every way possible and I thank the universe for putting him in my life, and the lives of my children. I will miss you, Rishi. May you be at peace.
Posted by Amrit Nagi on May 25, 2021
Rishi, I luckily met you on a few occasions when you came to the UK and also when we came over to America for Meera’s wedding.

The first time we saw each other was back in the summer of 2008 in Slough. We met up with some of Seema’s other cousins and went out for a meal and some drinks. From that moment on, I felt like we had gelled and we got on really well.

You were such a gentle soul that didn’t have a single bad bone in your body. I never heard you say a negative word about anyone. It was such a pleasant and easy going experience being around you.

You were one of the most relaxed, placid and calming people that I have ever come across. You never panicked or stressed, and easily took everything in your stride.

Having you in our company always gave a us a soothing and comforting feeling - we always felt that Rishi would calmly get us through this.

You have departed this world way too young and you will be immensely missed by everyone that knew you.

This world and family have lost such an important person - God has just gained a new Angel. Rest in peace little bro.

Deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers from the Nagi Family.
Posted by Liz Masucci on May 25, 2021
I want to express my sincerest condolences to the Parbhakar family. Our neighbors for almost 25 years and Rishi being one of the first friends Nick and chris had when we moved back to AZ.
He was precious. He was kind. He was funny. He was a great friend. My boys loved Rish and so did I.
Life is such a mystery when we lose someone so young.
I’m watching the Suns win for you Rish!
Posted by N Koshal on May 25, 2021

You were always kind and caring, and always ready to help.
I will miss talking to you about music, and Spending time with you, when you would come to the UK.

We know you will be smiling and watching over us, and you have left some wonderful memories that will never fade.

Rest in peace to our little cousin brother.

Naveen, Priya and Arjun
Posted by Rita Dickinson on May 24, 2021
Dear Parbhakar family,
Please know how devastated I was to hear of Rishi's sudden passing. I only knew him through the wonderful stories Neeru told with such deep love. Please know that you are in my thoughts and heart as you grieve a life cut far too short. Wishing you peace.
Posted by Nelum Raj on May 24, 2021
We have lost a loving son,nephew,uncle,cousin grandson and a brother but heaven has gained an angel. We will miss you so much.
Posted by Vinay Madar on May 24, 2021
To our dear friends, Harish and Neeru and the entire Parbhakar family:

To write this message breaks our hearts; no words can capture how we feel about the loss of dear Rishi.

We remember the entire family anticipating the arrival of a new baby, and once Rishi arrived, he brought joy and excitement to the household. While we watched him grow over the years, one thing always remained the same: his warm energy, gentle soul, caring nature and genuine smile.

While he is no longer here with us, we know that who he was will continue to live on through your family and our community. We are deeply saddened by his passing and grateful that we had the chance to share time with him during his life.
Posted by Tracy Johannes on May 24, 2021
To Rishi's family,
Rishi will be deeply missed by the Lobo Elementary staff and students. He touched all of us with a kind and sensitive nature. The kids loved him and they enjoyed his teaching. We will always keep him in our thoughts and you in our prayers. Rest in peace Rishi....
Posted by Nataraj Bhadriraju on May 23, 2021
Dear Rishi,
Your dad and I worked together well over 30 years and you are like a son as you were born just few days after our son was born. Your mom and dad were proud of you and your dad talked about you at work on how you were growing up to be a fine young man. You made quite an impact on the lives of your parents, sisters and other family and friends at such a young age as you just started to write the story of your life. You left so early without completing your story and I am sure it will leave a great void in all our lives whom you touched and especially your parents. Rest In Peace Rishi and you will be missed forever.
With Love
Nate Uncle & Padmini Aunty
Posted by Reema Van Wyk on May 23, 2021
Dear Rishi. I have so many wonderful memories of you. You always had a smile on your face and were the most chilled out, relaxed person. You couldn’t help but smile in your presence. You were always the baby cousin in our eyes, even when you were an adult. Our hearts are broken and we will miss you very much. This world was a better place when you were in it. Rest in eternal peace x
Posted by Deepak Sharma on May 23, 2021
Rishi, we will all miss you more than words can describe. Your calm, smiling face has been eternally etched in our memories. I can say without reservation, this is the sentiment of the whole family.
God rest your soul in peace .
Posted by Rekha Sharma on May 23, 2021
Dear Rishi

Loved your calmness and your gentle nature that was the best therapy for everyone around yoy. I will live with those wonderful memories with of your permanent smile and your purest heart. Rest in peace you beautiful soul.
Posted by krishna shukla on May 23, 2021
Dearest Rishi

As I write this with great sadness as you are no more. It’s been a privilege to have known you. You were a blessed soul who touched everyone. It’s been my pleasure to have been part of your short but valued life, you accomplished so much and your whole family are so proud. Always in our hearts, Krishna Masi xx


If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only gods know why

Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you’ll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place
Within our hearts
Is where you will always stay
Posted by Neeru Parbhakar on May 23, 2021
My beautiful Son, Rishi, I will miss you so much. Not even sure how I am going to continue my life without you.
You were a smart, gentle, beautiful soul with so much still to look forward to. I will miss our late night chats, your vast knowledge of all subjects amazed me. I will miss going to the Sun's games with you, going on vacations with you, birthday celebrations and so many more milestones that would have been.
I am devastated that I won't see you get married and have beautiful children. So many plans, so many dreams all cut short.
You will forever be missed by your biggest fan, your Mom! Until we meet again, dream sweet dreams and keep the light on so I can find you.
Love you so much.
Posted by Josh Aboody on May 22, 2021
Really miss you, bro. We had some really good times in California and I’m grateful that we kept in touch over the years. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Posted by Nayna Patel on May 22, 2021
My Dearest Rishi - there are no words in this world to say how much you will be missed by all who knew you and how much of an impression you left on everyone. Although we had lost personal contact as you grew older, I knew all about your beautiful life through your Mum and Dad. You became so accomplished and the world has lost a bright light and such a void without you in it. Jim was looking forward to discussing the Suns Playoffs with you, but with each game, we will be sure to discuss with you mind, although not with your knowledge, as that was so in-depth
Go in peace, young man, and remember to look down on us kindly on occasion as you will be forever in our hearts. 
Love you always, Nayna Auntie and Jim
Posted by Satish Parbhakar on May 22, 2021
Rishi, You have been so much  a  part our lives from time you were a little kid who loved basketball.  You were so bright and knowledgeable even as a  kid. As an adult you continued to think much and so  deeply. I wish our chats could have continued . You  were such a kind, sensitive  and supportive soul. I love you.  I am going to miss you so much. i know you loved words as much as I do so will end with these.

"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly"
Satish Uncle
Posted by Pamela Gorder on May 22, 2021
I only knew Rishi through your eyes and I always understood the depth of your love for him. Your patient love and guidance allowed for his happiness. I’m sending all my love to surround your family now and all the days forward.
Posted by Radhika Parbhakar on May 22, 2021
My brother was my best friend and I know everyone says that but we had a unique bond. There have only been a few years of his life that we didn't live under the same roof. Where I went he followed and where he went I followed. I even followed him to California!

He knew all my secrets and never judged, only offered his support and advice. I will miss our late night random talks and laughing until we couldn't breathe. I'll even miss him purposely pushing my buttons.

I can't imagine a world without Rishi in it. A piece of me left with him and will be gone forever.

I love you Rishi! I will miss you and think of you every day in all the little and big moments.
Posted by Poonita Parbhakar on May 22, 2021
My dear nephew Rishi is one of a kind and will always live within us in spirit. His spirit is loving, sensitive, intelligent and kind. While with us in person he was protective of his family despite being the youngest. Rishi, you made a difference and will always be in our hearts. You will be missed. Wherever you are now be happy, and smile that beautiful Rishi smile!
Poonita Aunty
Posted by Seema Nagi on May 22, 2021
Rishi, you have always been the most chilled out, calm and positive person in our family. You were truly one of a kind, with such a lovely nature, and it was always a pleasure to be in your company. You’ve left us with some lovely memories that we will always treasure. Our little brother, you will truly be missed but will remain in our hearts forever. Love always, Seema and Ace x

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