ForeverMissed
Let's have Sandeep's memory live on with us.

This memorial website as been created in memory of our beloved Sandeep Shah. Loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Full of joy, love, and light. Skilled in engineering, art, dance, cooking/baking, singing, sports, hikes, travel, volunteering, and life.

Sandeep lived up to his name and has been a shining light for his family, friends, colleagues, and his relationships span many continents and countries. There has been an outpouring of emotions, memories, and the light Sandeep shined on each of us. Please take a few moments to share your tributes, photos, and/or stories of our dear Sandeep.

Thank you,
Shah and Patel Families
Posted by Vinayak Rupnar on March 2, 2021
Sandeep filled lives of people around him with cheer and bliss. He leaves a deep void in our friend circle which will be difficult to come to terms for rest of our lives. We promise to cherish all the memories and keep him alive in our hearts. A tribute from the bottom of our hearts to a friend who left earthly world but stays forever in our hearts and memories!
-  Vinayak and Sonali (Dubai)
Posted by Kavitha Prabhu on February 24, 2021
Dear Sandeep, Friendship transcends death. Memories made will never be forgotten and created a lasting impression on those left behind. Gerard and me count ourselves lucky to have met you on holiday and later made some good memories. Your zest for life and that contagious energy has left a mark! May you rest in eaternal peace dear friend.
Posted by Meenakshi Shekhar Verma on February 23, 2021
“Be water my friend” we all have heard these lines many time but Sandeep was living it. No matter who you are, what kind of personality you have, he has no problem to be your friend. You never have to behave or Change yourself for him, he will change himself for you. Just like water, doesn’t matter what kind of pot you are he will take shape accordingly and make you comfortable. He deeply touched our lives. My all time favorite person. You will be with us forever. Love you so much.
Posted by Winslow Davis on February 23, 2021
Dear Sandeep,
I am still shocked and saddened by the news of your passing. You were truly a positive spirit, full of life, thoughtful and kind. A source of knowledge, inspiration and tremendous contribution to the team. I will miss our chats and debates, sharing our travel experiences, the meal in your home, the biscuits in your office, and your infectious smile. May your soul rest in eternal peace and your family have solace in the wonderful memories of you.
Blessings, Winslow
Posted by CAROLINE SALLY RENIE PRAB... on February 21, 2021
Sandeep you will be dearly missed. I will never forget the smile you brought with you each day to the office. A dynamic personality with a tremendous sense of humor, warmth and intelligence. We will miss your presence but you have left us with so many good memories to remember you......May you rest in peace.

Caroline
Posted by Cathy Njoki on February 19, 2021
Forever in my heart and thoughts. I still hear our secret codes in BK.. May God continue to hold up your family and fill the void. Rest well..dear friend
Posted by Lata Jhaveri on February 18, 2021
Sandeep means light and who ever met you was always enlightened with happiness and laughter, As we have met for a short period but I was always happy to meet and speak to you about different topics.
Your Graba dance video were amazing.
You have taught us to live life to the fullest and care for everyone. You saw every one as equal.
You have gained so many people heart, Sandeep will live forever.
May you attain moksha and blessings from lord.
We all pray for you.





Posted by Shershah Shaik on February 17, 2021
Sandeep... i really don’t know what to say.. except that you left us so soon... never thought i will be writing this, but here i am .. you were someone i could blindly trust for advise on any damn thing in my life... it still feels you are around and will pass by my desk to plan that evening ... it will take me sometime to accept this loss... i found a real friend , philosopher and guide in you and it is difficult to fill this gap you have left in and around.
I am sure you are in a better place now and with my deepest wish to come meet you soon, i bid you this good bye !!! Rest in peace Boss !!!
Posted by Marijana Nikolova on February 17, 2021
My dearest friend, what a privilege to have known you!

Thank you for genuinely caring for everyone that crossed your path, for bringing smiles to our faces, for all the amazing food you introduced me to, for that “one last game” of foosball, which never was of course and we all ended up playing for an extra hour.
Thank you for being the epitome of what kindness is and for showing us all how to truly live life.
Your larger than life, unique soul will stay with us all forever.

Marijana
Posted by Rakesh Patel on February 17, 2021
Dear Sandeep , deeply saddened and shocked by your untimely passing. 
You had so much positive energy , always smiling.
I will miss you on our walks and our chats about life.
Posted by SK Yeoh on February 17, 2021
Sandeep, you will be dearly missed at the golf course. Your humility and the love for the game will be remembered. Be with us spiritually when we play and keep an eye on our game. God bless my friend.

SK
Posted by CICILIA DSOUZA on February 17, 2021
Its indeed a very sad and shocking news and we still can't believe that Sandeep is no more. Sandeep was cheerful, friendly, humble with full of energy who lit up the workplace with his presence. You will always remain in our hearts and prayers. May the Lord grant his soul eternal rest.
Our heartfelt condolences to Sandeep family.
Posted by Masood Baluch on February 17, 2021
It is an unbearable loss for all of us. Will pray Allah may give peace to your soul.
Indeed you were such a great person that left remarkable notes to anyone's heart!
You were always positive and encouraging to all.
Posted by Lucinao poli on February 17, 2021
Dear Sandeep, we miss you and your warm and positive attitude always ready for a good chat about our hobbies and a game of table foosball. I will always keep the positive memory of the good time spend together and I know you will continue looking after us and passing the positive attitude and energy with your smile. 
Ciao, Luciano
Posted by Pooja Van Dyke on February 16, 2021
BOSS! Just devastated by the news. Quite possibly the most fun person I’ve encountered in life. As a kid, I truly thought Sandeepbhai was magic. A huge loss for not only my family but to the world- he had so much to share and brought so much joy. Our hearts are with you all. Will always try to LIVE LIKE THE BOSS. Love Pooja and Benjamin Van Dyke ❣️
Posted by Sunil Shah on February 16, 2021
Miss you very much my friend, Sandeep.... How could this have happened...? to you..? So very fit, both physically and mentally is beyond me..!! 

My friend, I console myself by reminding me that You lived just the way one should, vigorously, extracting every drop out of the life given to you, and spreading joy to those around you..

Your lively and resonating sound of your greeting, your humor, your silliness.. all keep knocking at my memory doors.. I will miss you forever, Buddy..
Posted by Priti Sheth on February 16, 2021
I thank God for privileging me the opportunity to have gotten to know Sandeepbhai. Although, I did not know him too well, his larger-than-life personality made him known to everybody who crossed his path. And that's all it took for a anyone to love him and feel loved. 

Thank you, Sandeepbhai, for reminding me to live and love each moment to its fullest.

Om Tat Sat.
Posted by Keyur Bhatt on February 16, 2021
Mota Bhai, No words can describe this loss in our life. You are going to be missed tremendously. I still can not believe what has happened and pray god for your happy soul. Life isn't fair! Let us grieve for the bond we shared and the bonds we didn't get a chance to form yet, since you passed too soon mota bhai. Your life is a great motivation for everyone and we all have a lot to learn from. May your soul rest in peace. Om Shanti. - Keyur Bhatt, Chennai/Dubai
Posted by kanchan honrao on February 16, 2021
Dear Sandeep ,

Fondly known as 'Mota bahi' also ..too soon the world was so much better with you in it. Deeply saddened to hear that you are physically not with us any more . you will be dearly missed.. Sandeep /May your soul rest in eternal peace - Aameen

On behalf of Moiz Ali - Dubai
Posted by Bhaskar Patel on February 16, 2021
Sandeep, We met almost to the day in 1989 in the elevator of 3 Greenway Plaza. me in my pretentious suit, and you in your, well, less said the better. If you had not started the conversation, I would have lost a lifelong friendship of 32 years, and counting and you are still with me.
To say that we were brothers from different mothers would be underselling. I recall when I went to the Hilton Hotel, Seoul about 15 or 16 years ago, checked in and took the elevator, got off on my floor turned left to go to my room, and I hear a loud desi voice "Annyeonghaseyo". that was you trying to make friends with a random person in the corridor. Totally random meeting, totally random time, random floor in a 20 story hotel, and we never knew we were even in the same city. Of course this happened again in Singapore. How can this be, if not for the fact that we have a cosmic link. Sorry sounds like a Bollywood movie, but hey I am in Mumbai, so Sandeep eat your Sandwizza and be quiet.
We started a cricket team together in 1989, you said BPatel, you captain and I will get the players. That was the start of Cavaliers Cricket Club (still going strong after 30 years). I wrote the weekly reports, and even today I am told that you were my favorite and I only praised you, well why not? You deserved it then and even more today.
You said BPatel, let's go bowling and we started Desi Rollers, with Naynesh/Anju, Manu, Bhavnabhabhi.
You supported our annual golf outings and today they are the envy of so many.
You got me started on trading stocks (can I have my money back please). Darn NUGT but hopefully SOL will make it even. You still have not taught me how to do covered calls.
We loved to gamble, but you still haven't taught me Craps.
You told me 10 years ago in Scotland, BPatel, just dance don't worry about others, and you created a monster. I can't help but get on stage no matter how bad I dance...luv it.
We still have unfinished business and need to play Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and so many more courses around the world.
You were always telling Bimal and myself, retire and do something different. But you can see from the above if you are not initiating, then I am not going to do. 
Sandeep, Thank you for all you have done for me and I look to you for even more guidance as the years go on. Still need you my friend.
Stay blessed.

Manu and family, Neena, Veli, Lux, Trishna, Megna stay strong as Sandeep will never be far from you.
Jai Swaminarayan/ Jai Jinendra
Posted by Mahwish Naseem on February 16, 2021
Listening to Sandeep's singing here is a rude shock to the fact that he has truly left too soon. I remember Sandeep's voice over the phone when we last spoke in early Jan 2021 and his signature start to the call with Mahwish ji. We were prepared to wish him adieu from Dubai..not forever! Rest in peace, Sandeep. You will always, always be remembered for your happy spirit, fun stories, and that charming smile. My sincerest condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Aswathi Menon on February 16, 2021
Dearest Sandeep,
The energy level in our office would never be the same without you. I consider myself privileged to have known such a positive, energetic and enthusiastic person like you. You'll be terribly missed. And you'll remain in our hearts forever...
Posted by Pranita Suraiya on February 16, 2021
Saddened-shocked & speechless at the untimely passing away of our dear family member- and my buddy-Sandeepbhai Shah-Our youngest daughter-in-law-Veli’s Dad. 
He touched the lives of everyone he met-building an instant connection, and flooring everyone with his energy, positive attitude and sprite! I will miss him sorely-the only one who called me “Navla Vevhaan” in his inimitable style! Sandeepbhai- we will miss you in person- but you will never be forgotten. We will feel your presence through your legacy of love, laughter and compassion. Sharing some pictures of indelible memories with you. Om Shanti
Posted by anup elias on February 16, 2021
Sandeep Shah, one of the finest person, I ever met. Great Leader, humble and down to earth person. Its really unbelievable that he is no more with us but I am sure his memories are always with us. RIP
Posted by Emmanuel Caldwell on February 16, 2021
Very hard to believe this for a candid person , Pray God to fill this gap wherever he left
Posted by kanchan honrao on February 16, 2021
Some one so special as 'Sandeep Shah'.. can never be forgotten ..you are vey much remembered for the laughter. Humor and the liveliness you spread at work and off course the Glucose biscuits, which was your brand :)

"Gone , but never forgotten RIP "
Posted by Prashant Mogre on February 16, 2021
He was A great leader and inspired others tremendously
May his Soul Rest in Peace ( RIP)
Posted by NAVVINN KUMMAAR AYYAPPAN on February 16, 2021
May his soul rest in Peace.
Posted by Jawahar Ismath on February 16, 2021
Dear Sandeep, i am missing you a lot as we are the first person in Dubai office , talk more about your Petronas job and learnt lot lot..but not possible anymore to talk...i miss you...
Posted by Ravi Jani on February 16, 2021
Sandeep,
It won't be justice to use 'was' for you. You are and will always remain with us. After all your name (Sandeep - Light) never fades and always spreads love, joy and energy, like you do among everyone around you.

You are a true motivation for everyone for the way you lived. Live life the king size as they say. Cheerful, colorful, joyful, energetic.....one would run out of adjectives to define your personality. Your contagious smile will forever remain with all your loved ones.
Posted by Radha Anand on February 16, 2021
Dearest Sandeep,
We love you and your infectious energy, you will live forever in our hearts
Posted by Hari Iyer on February 15, 2021
A winter evening in early 1986, I was approached by my friend Saidas Ranade , on the campus of University of Houston. He had a young shy , shiny haired, good-looking boy at his side. Saidas told me (paraphrasing) "This is Sandeep Shah. He is joining the Chemical Engineering Department at UH as a new international graduate student. Please help him get situated".

I took in Sandeep as my roommate and we were roommates for a year plus and friends since then. Sandeep went on to great success professionally and also as a wonderful garba/dandya dancer (something which stood out in my mind). 

Sandeep, when I last had lunch with you at a Thai restaurant near the Dow Chemical office in Houston, little did I think that this sad event would come to pass. 

Love you forever my dear friend. You leave us with memories of your bright smile, your sense of humor, your joie de vivre, and your kindness towards all.

May your dear wife, kids and other family members find the strength and solace in this time of great challenge
Aum Shanti
Posted by Bimal Parikh on February 14, 2021
Sandeep (or Shahsa as I fondly called you from MWK days): never in my wildest dream did I ever think that I will be writing a “tribute” to you. I so desperately want this to be a bad dream that I wake up from. When I scroll through the history of our WhatsApp chats, I have to really suppress my urge to hit that call button - still thinking I will hear your enthusiasm filled voice at the other end. I will forever miss those “bore thatoto to chal tari thodi khapavu” calls and all the brainstorming and debates about lessons on living life.

We laughed at your “don’t let life pass you by” statement but it is ringing so so true now. While I will miss rooming with you on our trip and the snoring that came with it, I will cherish the memories from our trips and also the times spend in Wassenaar, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi and “in da house” in Dubai. You were the only one amongst my close circle of friends that visited me at every location we had a home and then you helped discover facets of that place that we would not have without you.

Till we meet again, we will live with the memories and the positive spirit you created since the last few decades for us. You will not believe that I would give anything to hear that snoring again on our golf trips but I know you are now too busy creating a party in heaven with eons of new friends that you would have already made there by now.



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Posted by Vinayak Rupnar on March 2, 2021
Sandeep filled lives of people around him with cheer and bliss. He leaves a deep void in our friend circle which will be difficult to come to terms for rest of our lives. We promise to cherish all the memories and keep him alive in our hearts. A tribute from the bottom of our hearts to a friend who left earthly world but stays forever in our hearts and memories!
-  Vinayak and Sonali (Dubai)
Posted by Kavitha Prabhu on February 24, 2021
Dear Sandeep, Friendship transcends death. Memories made will never be forgotten and created a lasting impression on those left behind. Gerard and me count ourselves lucky to have met you on holiday and later made some good memories. Your zest for life and that contagious energy has left a mark! May you rest in eaternal peace dear friend.
Posted by Meenakshi Shekhar Verma on February 23, 2021
“Be water my friend” we all have heard these lines many time but Sandeep was living it. No matter who you are, what kind of personality you have, he has no problem to be your friend. You never have to behave or Change yourself for him, he will change himself for you. Just like water, doesn’t matter what kind of pot you are he will take shape accordingly and make you comfortable. He deeply touched our lives. My all time favorite person. You will be with us forever. Love you so much.
Recent stories

Sandeep (Setu) Shah!!

Shared by Asha Karkera on February 16, 2021
A meaningful Life is not being rich, being popular, or being perfect...it is about being real, being humble, being strong & being able to share ourselves & touch the lives of others. Sandeep Bhaiya's Life is a True Testament to this.                                                                                      I knew Sandeep Bhaiya as we were next door neighbors in Mumbai & while I'm younger than him, he & Manish Bhaiya always called me Asha Didi!! I have fond memories of growing up around him...He was always so full of life & always so positive. He did everything with a full heart...be it playing Holi & rubbing that gulal on ur face & making sure he got you good, or playing Garba or Dandiya in his flamboyant filmy style, or singing his favorite " Ek Chatur Naar" or playing the tabla on a table while singing or whistling some Bollywood tune or screaming " KAI PO CHE" while flying kites during Makar Sankranti or screaming "Out Hai" while playing cricket with the neighborhood Boys. 

Nitu(Nipuna Ben for you) & me used to tease him & call him " Setu" (Seth) cos he always had a Positive Attitude & lived life like a BOSS!! He had a way with Kids & Adults & blended in perfectly in any age group. I will forever regret not visiting him in Dubai. While I write this for my Dear Sandeep Bhaiya the lyrics to the song "Channa Mereye" keep playing in my head...Achha Chalta hoon Duaaon main yard rakhna ..Mere Zikr ka Zubaan pe swaad rakhna.....Tere rukh se apna rasta mod ke chalaa..Chandan hoon mai ..Apni Khusboo Chhod ke chala..

Right now Sandeep Bhaiya is  probably creating a ruckus in Heaven & driving Panna Uncle crazy. He's absolutely loving all the attention we all are showering on him but He hopes we always remember Him with a Big Smile & live our lives the way HE did - KINGSIZE & WITH A SMILE!!



Shared by Sharmila Apoorva Kamani on February 17, 2021
I met Sandeep via Mona and Jayesh Parekh when visiting Houston first in 1983, then in 1987, and then in 1989, when I got married to Apoorva Kamani. Sandeep, along with all the other friends in Houston, helped plan our wedding (neither Apoorva nor I knew many people) and took part in every event so that we could truly feel like we belonged there. They all sang, danced, helped take care of every detail, and were always there to make it all happen smoothly! Apoorva and I send our condolences on the sad passing of Sandeep. It is hard to imagine he is no longer with us, and it just isn’t fair, but as someone mentioned, there was a need for people like him elsewhere and so he was taken away from us. We pray his soul will Rest In Peace. He is in a safe place and will forever look upon everyone as an angel. Love and best wishes, Sharmila & Apoorva (please see some photos we posted.)

Mala and Rakesh

Shared by Mala Patel on February 16, 2021
Sandeepbhai unfortunately I met you only few times but it seems that I new you for life time, your singing, your laughter and the way you called Neena’s name 100 times in a day. I wish we could do this more. 
In our heart you will hold a special place. 
“Do you know a men is never dead while his name is spoken””
Will miss you Xx