ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sanjeev Jain, 58 years old, born on July 14, 1962, and passed away on April 26, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Dr. J on May 17, 2021
This is an *Ode to Sanjeev Jain* our beloved friend. I was fortunate to have met him the last ten years at every Oct Fest where our bond grew stronger. His laughter & words still echo in my ears - Praji you are the magnet that make us all gather together in Delhi. Guys we are all getting older so never miss the opportunity and do make an effort to meet one another to make memories. Sanjeev will always be in our hearts & minds forever
Posted by Mukul Dhawan on May 10, 2021
Sanjeev I distinctly remember when you first visited my office more than two decades ago,most immaculately dressed with the brief case in your hand and of course your most infectious smile that could win anyone and everyone’s heart...which Infact won me over too.Our interaction was not only restricted on professional basis.Very soon our respective spouses were introduced and as couples we met very often.Sanjeev your very presence had a distinct aura that would draw anyone close to you and I must acknowledge your unstinted quality of helping any person known to you or even unknown to you and even someone who had harmed you,you were willing to help.Sanjeev,the sarson ka saag,Makke ki roti,white butter was simply awsum and Ruchi and you had always been the most wonderful hosts and company which I and Anupama used to long for.Only last month we shared our long years of association with each other less knowing that I will be writing my remembrances for you in this way.After loosing you I firmly believe that God takes away good humans sooner than other lesser mortals.Sanjeev I shall always miss the spark in your eyes and your full and complete smile you always showered on others.
Posted by Ayushi Pillai on May 10, 2021
Dearest Kaka Mama,
You were always so full of joy, fun and laughter, and for me, you were such an exemplar of how to live life wholeheartedly and to its fullest. You were and always will be my favourite mama, and I'm so grateful that I got to call you my mama and have your infectious laughter etched in my memory and still ringing through my head! It is painful to think that we will not get to see you again, but I believe that you will continue to live through each and every one of us. For me, I'll carry forward how you always put people first, how you could turn any situation around completely and have everyone laughing in a matter of seconds and how you saw the light and positivity in every situation and person. I've learnt so much from you mama and I hope you know how immensely you touched our lives. I miss you lots!
Love you mama,
Ayu
Posted by Kartikeya Rastogi on May 9, 2021
‘Foofaji’ technically but he was too cool for this term hence ‘Foo’.
Little did I know that the literal meaning of his name ‘Sanjeev’ is “the one who can bring back, the dead to life” and that completely resonated with his aura. With Foo around it didn’t take a genius to know who is happiest / most vibrant person in the room.

Foo and me shared the jovial Cancerian bond and laughed for hours together on the slightest of jokes which others didn’t even find funny (most of the times) but eventually ended up laughing seeing us chortle. We shared consecutive birthday’s i.e., 14th and 15th July and diligently made efforts to be the first ones to wish each other.

It needs no validation that Foo was a very helpful man and came to the rescue of most of the people who knew him.. Not many people make extra efforts and personally accompany their nephews and nieces to get their driving licenses made because these 18 year old’s were lazy enough to do so themselves. Having a good rapport with Foo also meant that you could get away with ‘Delhi Traffic Police’ quite easily, I played the ‘Foo’ card many a times before becoming a lawyer myself.

During my tenure at law school, Foo and I had discussions on law related topics, court cases, hypothetical situations etc. and most of the times Foofaji would have more knowledge than me.. thanks to the ‘Indian Penal Code’ bare act kept on his bedside and his immense knowledge in most of the practical fields. After becoming a lawyer and gaining some experience Foo was kind enough to ask for my legal opinion on several aspects (the most recent being 23rd March 2021 untill 12.20 AM) and even kinder by letting me handle his Court cases and giving me the leeway to deal with them as I deemed fit.

Ruchi bua seldom stated “You and your foo are so similar, dono ka kuch nahi ho sakta” it was pun intended but never felt like it, infact Foo and I would rather look at each other and laugh over bua’s comments. I remember very recently during the dance practices held at our residence, Foo explained to me why in his Punjab ‘Foofaji’ is called ‘Fuffad Ji’. Any guesses? Because “foofa addh jaate hai aur apni baat manwa ke rehte hai.” There are innumerable beautiful, joyous moments and memories between Foofaji and me; Foofaji and the younger members of the family; Foofaji and the entire Rustogi Parijan but would limit myself to the aforementioned instances.

I believe ‘wealth’ is not what it takes to be a ‘big man’, a person is known to be a ‘big man’ with his deeds of kindness, generosity and willingness to help others by going out of one’s own comfort zone. I can say with utmost pride and honour such a man was my dear Foo. It’s extremely hard to believe that he isn’t amongst us anymore, therefore, we as a family have to give ourselves the strength and wisdom to reconcile with ourselves time and again that god too needs good souls in his abode. Stay happy as always, wherever you are…     Love you!!

Posted by Amit Kansal on May 8, 2021
Dear Brother in law , friend , buddy could address you in many ways .. such a person you were . God has been cruel in taking you away from us so soon. Have enjoyed every moment of your company always but didn't know will end like this ..
Your being there for me always whenever called , your infectious smile and jolly nature , the hours of talks we had about our common interests and your unruffled presence in every family function or gatherings and me quickly siding with you and talking can never be forgotten by me. You have moved to a better world leaving us no better longing for that smile , that laugh that shine and the gleam in your eyes which will always be so very close to my heart my dear . May almighty give you the best place in his abode as you truly deserve it . Om shanti
Posted by Gaurav Gupta on May 4, 2021
Arti and I fondly remember the first time we met Sanjeev with Ruchi and the impression he immediately made with his big smile and infectious laughter. He always had a joke for every occasion, even when he came to visit me when my dad was terminally sick and he somehow managed to make me laugh!
Will forever fondly remember the ever smiling Sanjeev!
Posted by Amit Gupta-Chaudhary on May 2, 2021
We are still struggling to come to terms with this, having the fortune of enjoying a holiday in Mukteshwar and enjoying the endless laughter you gave everyone. The funny mamu our children remember you by.

For Gunjan the countless memories growing up in Patiala, you introducing me to Gunjan, to the dancing around the bonfire. A love for life and people that connected the families, we will treasure and learn from forever. The memories shared are so true and this reflects your brilliance, an example for us all.

Rest peacefully, you will be missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Sanjeev Gupta on May 1, 2021
Sanjeev Jain was very caring and jolly by nature, ever since the time we had known each other as class mates at the college. We had lost touch for sometime due to my career demands in diverse geographies across nations.
He was such a charismatic personality as would leave an indelible mark on your mind that you will never be able to get him off your mind as one of the best human beings, one would have come across.
He invited me to Delhi a number of times before the pandemic and I had promised to make it in my next visit to India/Delhi. God didn't give me a chance to meet my dear friend and he seems to have lost patience with me.
My dear Sanjeev Jain, I am sure you will make heaven even a much better place with your gracious presence and smiling face.
RIP
Posted by Shilpi Pillai on May 1, 2021
Kaka bhaiya, it seems like yesterday when we met and laughed like crazy. But isn't that what we always did.....laugh like crazy over nothing and everything! I don't want to believe you are no more and that I will never see you again or laugh with you again!

I am angry at you...you had no right whatsoever to do this. To take away our joy and happiness! Didn't you not even once think of us, of all the fun times I had dreamt with you, to go on those wonderful road trips, to eat chole bhature with you and do all those wild and wacky things that only one could do with you! You cheated us and for that I will never forgive you Kaka bhaiya....

You are no more and my heart refuses to believe this reality. If I could just meet you once more.... just once. I want to hug you and tell you what you meant to me. I never told you but I guess you knew and words were not needed. I know how much I meant to you.

And yet, as I read other's tributes, I feel jealous and angry. How can you mean so much to everyone. How can you be so close to everyone. I want to believe you were the closest to me. We had a special bond and no one has the right to love you more than me, miss you more than me....and I know I am being selfish. Because that is what you were. That wonderful, selfless, warm, giving person without a single thought for yourself. You had this amazing quality of making a stranger feel closest to you in an instance and diffuse any situation just like that.

I envy everyone who were lucky to have you in their lives and spend time with you, to hear your laughter, to feel your warmth, to have endless talks with you and just have you around. But I know I am one of those lucky ones whose life you chose to touch and am thankful that I had you in my life. And I hope that I continue to have you as my brother in all my future lives.....

I have a lot to learn from you Kaka bhaiya and if I could emulate even one thing from your life, I would consider myself to have lived a good life!

I miss you terribly Kaka bhaiya and this is one loss I will never be able to get over. And if there is someone I want to meet when I go up, it would be you. 

I love you Kaka bhaiya, I really do!
Posted by Komal Gupta on April 30, 2021
Still coming to terms that Kaka bhaiya is no more. The most loved person in the family with a laughter not less than a lion’s roar exists as a beautiful memory in my heart. There was never a dull moment with him. He made sure his presence was felt wherever he went with whomever he met. His ‘oye hoye’ and roaring laughter still ring in my ear.

I wish I was able to spend more time with him. I miss you Kaka bhaiya. You will continue to live and be celebrated every day. His message to us is to live, laugh, let live and bring joy and smile on everyone’s face. I love you Kaka bhaiya. Always keep smiling.
Posted by ananyah rastogi on April 30, 2021
Most people only share salutations with their phuphaji but our relationship was different because my Phoo was different.

Always full of energy and life, Phoo would choose to hang out with the kids at all the family holidays and participate in all the adventure activities, games and tiktoks. Be it 5 AM or 11 PM he would always be there clicking selfies, cracking jokes and making sure everyone felt included at all times.

My fondest memories with Phoo include a plane ride to Guwahati where we laughed and cracked jokes throughout the journey much to the dismay of our fellow passengers and Phoo even asked a random Person for his yoghurt because I wanted more but that’s who Phoo was. Always ready to help people, he would go out of his way to make them feel comfortable, even if he just met them 5 minutes ago.

And while we share tons of memories which cannot be mentioned here, the most precious ones are of our time spent at Kailash Hills. Without fail, we would land up at his house every week and gossip for hours after which I would very conveniently raid his freezer and take home all the goodies brought in from the cold storage and all he would do is smile.

I feel lucky to have known you and spent so much time with you Phoo. We love you!
Posted by Aarjav Jain on April 30, 2021
I don't know how to express myself papa.
This feels more like a letter to you instead of a tribute. I don't know how to write a tribute for you as it feels like you are still next to me laughing.

I know we lost dadi on 17th April 2021, but that was a loss we all had to bear together.
You and dadi were and have been inseparable, we all know that. But I had no idea that your love for dadi would be so much that you'd follow her wherever she goes.

You had no right to leave us so soon. Especially Chachu and Bua after dadi's loss. But in your own way, you found a path that best suited your journey. In a way we are glad that YOU are there with Dadi as she could not be without you even for a second and you are there to take care of her and you would do so without failing even once!

I had so much to tell you, so much to share with you, so much to learn from you. Life will be incomplete without you.

The way you made people smile, your famous Naagin dance which is widely spoken of, the way you went out of your way to help others regardless of how badly it took a toll on you, or get anyone and everyone under the same roof in a blink of an eye and making everyone crack up so loud that the neighbours thought we've gone mad! I still remember everytime you went on a call with your friends, it lasted no less than an hour and we had to shut you in one room and shut ourselves in the other as you all were so loud together that anyone would get scared!

No more fights with you, no more arguments with you, no more late night emails for you which I hated doing, no more hugs with you, no more of you coming to pick me up at the airport or troubleshooting your mobile phone issues. I do not like this "No more of" situation at all.


Till the very last moment, you were still insanely proud of me and the career path I chose yet still worried for me.

I still can't get over the fact that till your last moments all you had to ask me was about my upcoming shoots and being proud of me for doing well.

YOU out of all people the people gave me my own sweet time and gave me a choice to choose my own career path and do something in it.

All you ever wanted was for me to excel in whatever I do, may it be a career path I chose or the legacy you build. Do not worry, I will try and measure up to you and without a doubt try taking care of your legacy as diligently as you did.

You always came back, as didi said.
May it be falling from a camel in Leh and smiled in selfies with broken ribs while being airlifted or surviving a fire at home by jumping from the balcony or surviving a brutal car accident where we had to break the seats to get you out and even surviving after the ceiling fan dropped on your head! And through all this, you still had a big smile on your face and all you could do was laugh about everything!! The funniest part is, YOU HAVE A SELFIE IN ALL THE SITUATIONS!! I MEAN HOW?

I never realised it in a way, it was you because of whom I also loved taking pictures and making memories. I've found selfies of you going back all the way to 2005. Even before selfies were cool.
AND THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON YOU DONT HAVE A SELFIE WITH IN WHICH EVERYONE IS SMILING!!!!! If there is a family gathering, or even one single family member there, you'd make sure to whip your phone out and keep recording till the time your phone doesn't show a message PLEASE STOP RECORDING, NO MORE STORAGE.

I still wonder at times what made you NEVER say NO to me regardless of how angry it made you for whatever it was.

I can't imagine going to the park without you. The struggle of going to bed late and not waking up early, you coming in to wake me up atleast twice to go for a run with you. And you still outdoing me in the park at this age and still have enough energy to excercise and then carry on your day as if you slept for 12 hours and are the most rested and energetic person.

I miss the loud phone calls you were on 24*7 and the continuous whatsapp/Facebook videos you saw on full volume even after us telling/yelling/screaming at you for reducing. Never thought I'd ever miss all that loudness.

I always joked I'd shift out and go somewhere else post marriage as I won't be able to deal with your loud phone calls and all the TV noise. But I never expected this from you, for you to make me stay here and leave yourself so that I don't have to go anywhere.


I have so much to tell you. I have no idea how to write it down or even express myself. There were somethings I could oly share with you. And with you gone, I don't think I'd be able to share that with anyone. But don't worry, I'll still say it out loud for you to hear and keep the answers ready because there will be a million questions that I would ask and then maybe one day you could answer them all for me.

In the end, all I want to say is I love you, always have and always will.
I miss you every second of the day and I doubt this would ever reduce. Don't forget to look at us from above with a smile on your face! Because that smile always keeps us going!♥️ I love you papa

Posted by Tanay Pandit on April 30, 2021
Hi best friend, more than a father in law you have been like a friend to me, A friend that I can always count on a friend that I can always trust, a person that I can always go to. With you I have so many happy memories that will always make your presence felt in my life, in this short time that I got to be with you, I developed a very special bond and a very close one, I will always remember your warm hugs, your smiling face, I don't remember a single time that you have been unhappy around anyone, the best thing about you was the positivity, the way you were positive about everything. I will never forget our first meeting where you took me around delhi on a late night drive in the winters and how you showed me all the places with so much enthusiasm, I always loved the way you took interest in my job and tried to motivate me, I will always remember your video calls where you used to try to include me in your happy moments, you used to always pick up my calls even if you were sitting with a client and give me priority over everything else. How will I ever forget our first holi together. The last memory I have is of you dropping me off at the airport and the big long warm hug that you gave me and this is something I will always keep with me. Loads of love best friend ❤️
Posted by Vipin Rastogi on April 29, 2021
Renu and I had the pleasure of spending quality time with Jain Saab (Sanjeev Jain), in our last few trips to Delhi, India. I remember jain Saab as an affable young man with divine aura. We loved talking to him and of course spending time with him. He was blessed with an infectious smile, and a lovable personality. His untimely and premature demise deeply grieved me, my wife, and both daughters, SHRUTI and Pooja. Even though jain Saab and I met somewhat infrequently, my memories and pleasant conversations with him will live forever in my heart. God bless his soul and we wish to let Ruchi, Trishala, and Aarjav know that jain Saab is very much alive in our hearts and please never hesitate to reach out to us in times of need or any time you need to just talk about him or any aspect of life. Stay strong and light a candle of his life in your hearts. GOD BLESS THE STARJAINS.
Posted by Trishala J on April 30, 2021
Live, laugh and make others laugh - Sanjeev Jain

I feel so proud to be his daughter- to see that people only have nice things to say about him. To see how he made everyone laugh and went out of his way to help others. A man who met him only a month ago, said he was a very nice person (and this was just in one meeting)!

Papa's laughter was infectious. He was loud and unapologetic. He was so full of life, he always made his presence felt. At times it was annoying and I even called him crazy, because HOW can someone be happy ALL THE TIME?! His attention span for anything serious was 3 seconds (and it worked in my favour while telling him I have a boyfriend)!

From doing his famous Naagin dance at every wedding, to getting us banned from TGIF by dancing on the table, he could do and did ANYTHING. He'd always go out of his way to help get things done. He's the only person I know, who pretty much has a selfie with everyone he's ever met! He even has a picture at MY wedding, with MY friends, without me in it! He doesn't have a single serious picture or even a "bad angle".

He's definitely the most handsome "old" man I've seen, and he had his way of getting things done- whether it was sweet talking or threatening people (he once told someone on the phone, "Tu kal subah Okhla aakar dikhaiyo, main Sanjeev Jain bol raha hoon" and the man called to apologize within 15 minutes!)

He's been the biggest support by always letting me do what I want, the way I want and when I want. He's been dropping me to the bus stop throughout school, to the taxi stand throughout college and to the metro station when I started my first job. How many fathers do that for 24 year old adults?

3 out of the 8 times that I've ever seen him cry, have been for me- when I left for college, when I missed my graduation due to hospitalization and when I got married. He wasn't very good at verbalising his emotions but I know he loved me (maybe even more than he loved Aarjav).

I'm like papa in more ways than I could imagine- from being stubborn to sharing a migraine on the same side of the head, from enjoying the company of people to not listening to my mom- and I wouldn't have it any other way.

He was the strongest person I know. He survived falling from a camel in Leh and smiled in selfies with broken ribs! He survived a fire at home by jumping from the balcony! He survived a brutal car accident and even survived after the ceiling fan dropped on his head! Like his Manorite friends say, he was a fighter, and he did that till the very end.

My text has a mix of present and past tense because I'm still in denial. It feels unreal and unfair and it hurts every single hour that I don't get to tell him how much I love him or how much he means to me, how he's impacted everyone around him and how we can only picture him laughing.

If I could be even half the person he was, I'll know I've succeeded in life.

I will always love you, papa ❤️
Thank you for being a part of our lives
Posted by Kshipra Rustogi on April 29, 2021
Jiju, you reminded me of my Dad in a lot of ways...the smile, the personality, the charm!!!....whenever we met, you wanted to know if all is well, and this was not for courtesy sake, one could sense a genuine concern in your voice when you asked that question, because you always wanted to reach out and be there ...I remember how once I had visited and you had brought so many goodies to treat me in your Punju style! ..... praying for your soul, am thankful our paths crossed and will always remember you with a lot of warmth ❤️
Posted by Abdul Qayoom Khan on April 29, 2021
Ever since we lived together in 197 Kailash hills your smileful and affectionate companionship was always a source of joy.Shall miss you now and forever but your sweet soul shall always live in our heart and we will always pray for your soul to rest in peace in heavens.May God give Ruche jain and lovely children the patience to bear your physical absence.
Posted by Aikta Narula on April 29, 2021
कुछ लोग अपने परिवार के लिए बहुत अच्छे होते है उन्हें उनके परिवार वाले हमेशा याद करते है. पर कुछ लोग सब के लिए ही अच्छे होते है जो भी उनसे मिले. परिवार तो शायद उनसे कुछ ख़फ़ा रहता है पर वो सभी के दिलों में हमेशा रहते हैं. Jiju हमेशा सभी के दिलों में रहेगे प्रेरणा और खुशी बन कर. हम उन जैसे नहीं हो सकते. पर बनने की कोशिश कर सकते है. Wo हमेशा एक smile बन कर हमारे बीच रहेगे.
आपका दुख सबसे ज्यादा है. पर उनका na रहना हम सबका भी बहुत बड़ा नुकसान है.️
Great husband and great father to bahut log hote hai. Great human being बहुत कम लोग होते है. Wo Great human being the .सबको प्यार करना मुश्किल होता है aur निस्वार्थ प्यार और भी मुश्किल. काश हम उन जैस थोड़े भी बन पाये.
Posted by Rachna Varshney on April 29, 2021
There wasn't a face you could not put a smile on, you were the life of all functions and gatherings. I am so glad you are my brother and always will be. Your physical absence does not change anything. It's so difficult to believe that you are not with us anymore. Can't forget Trishla's wedding and your dance in the evening, your smiling face and how you loved and enjoyed life. You will always be part of my fond memories.
Posted by veenu bakhshi on April 29, 2021
One of those times when words fail..a strange disbelief that is all encompassing as  I try to commemorate Sanjeev,whom I knew mostly through Ruchi.
What vividly flashes upon the inward eye when you think of Sanjeev is his infectious smile,a handsome head of hair even women would envy and a warm, hospitable persona.
Somehow one felt an instant connect with him,Like my husband says, he was simply a good man.His purity of heart shone through that smiling face with a hint of mischief.
Jassie and I feel blessed to have known him, his goodness lives on through Ruchi,Trishala and Aarjav.
The world today is definitely  one smile less.
Posted by Suhail Rastogi on April 29, 2021
Jijaji Namaste! you will always be remembered as a great father , husband and the nicest human being with the most radiant smile and a warm heart. you had a very inquisitive mind and we bonded well over a long poolside conversation while on your visit to Dubai and various times in Delhi. you were the most connected and loved person in family and the Kailash Hills community. your ability to connect with people across the spectrum stood out and marked you as a Royal among commons. May you be forever happy where you are. you left us too early!!
Posted by Vipul Garg on April 29, 2021
Mama, It is difficult for me to accept that you are not with us. You were Just a perfect human being. You always stood by everyone in their goods and Bads. Last i had lunch with you, didn't know it was our last meeting. You will be fondly remembered mama. I have lost a dear cousin, a good & genuine friend. I have no words to express our loss. You will be missed forever.
May your soul Rest In Peace.
Posted by Mukesh Singal on April 29, 2021
Dear friend Sanjeev                         Still under tremendous shock disbelief that you are not amongst us Cried wept bitterly when heard about you Our most charming & humorous friend is not amongst us now I cherish the moments when i last met you at your Okhla CS on 30th April 2017 not knowing that it will be our last physical meeting You will always be in my heart God give you peace & space in his lap God give courage to our dear Bhabhi ji & Kids to bear this irreparable loss                 
Mukesh Singal Panchkula 9417926586
Posted by Payal Aggarwal on April 29, 2021
He only takes the best
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be;
So He put his arms around you ,
And whispered ,"Come to me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away;
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us ,
He only takes the best.
  
Posted by Shekhar Pillai on April 29, 2021
Dear Sanjeev,
You will always be alive on our memories. Your smile will always stay with us forever. You touch our lives with warmth and positivity . Happiness is what you always spread around you.
I personally will deeply miss you my brother. I will cherish those amazing beautiful memories with you, it’s never going to be a goodbye from me, you will stay in my heart forever. I am sure you must be spreading happiness wherever you are. Love you brother
Posted by Vikram Gupta on April 28, 2021
My Dear Kaka Bhaiya,

What do I say, where to begin, I feel so lost..

My earliest memories of visiting Delhi was always of you and Ruchi
Your lovely smile and warm hug always there to greet me when I entered your home..
I can see your smiling face as I am writing this, your laughter and your wonderful sense of humour would make us all laugh with you.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much of a huge presence you have had on my life. I always looked up to you. From when I was a child you always made time, night or day. I still remember the time when we travelled to Bathinda to meet Naniji.
I always remember your caring nature, amazing joy for life and unbound energy. You would always bring happiness to everyone around you.

You, Massiji and Ruchi always made me feel part of the family and helped me to stay connected to my Mummy’s side of the family.
I feel so blessed that you are my elder brother. Words alone cannot express how much I Love You..
I really cannot believe next time when I visit India you will not be there..
I hope and pray, in the next life you are my brother again..
Love you
Nanu
Posted by Rishika Jain on April 29, 2021
Bade Papa,

Being the youngest member in the family, I had the shortest time with you.
Despite that, in these 20 years I had the opportunity to see every side of you, your fun side, your angry side, you being the goofy person you always are, but most of all I had the opportunity of being loved by you.
No matter what situation we were in, be it happy or be it anything bad, you always motivated us to try hard in life, even if we could not excel, but most importantly you motivated us to try every opportunity we were presented with. "Jo mauka mile usse use karo".
Your presence made us feel safe, it gave us a sense of relief that we have someone to fall onto.

We always use to tease you about Dadi loving you the most...Custard...But who knew this was the amount of love you had for each other. You kept your promise bade papa, of always taking care of dadi, of never leaving her alone. We admire this love bade papa, and pray that we can do atleast half of what you have done for dadi, your family and friends.

But why did you have to leave so early bade papa, you saw didi's marriage, but what about me ? Who is going to do the Nagin dance at my wedding? Who is going to make sure that things are more than perfect ? What about the "Iske liye toh ladka mai dhundunga" ? Whose going to dance on the table and make us feel embarrassed but at the same times make us laugh out hearts out ? Whose going to take us to the zoo? Whose going to take care of papa now....

We'll miss your laughter, we'll miss your smile, we'll miss your jokes, but most importantly we'll miss you.
You've always been a big father to me and you always will be one.
The amount of lives you touched it beyond imagination, i feel so proud to be your niece.
Proud to share the same blood as you.
Your presence will always be felt in the countless memories you have left us with.

Love you and miss you so much
Always keep smiling....
Posted by Mayank Jain on April 29, 2021
My Bade papa,

Everyone is saying you have left us, but how can i believe that when i can still feel your warm hug, your laugh reverberating in my ears, your anger still giving me goosebumps.

There has been a reason why i didn’t call you tauji, because you have always treated me like you are my papa and I could share things which I couldn’t express to dad itself.

This last one year made me more closer to you, getting mentored by you, learning so many things from a world where I am so new to, but i hope to work as hard as you so that I can emulate you and continue your legacy forward.

For a person who I saw everyday, with whom I have countless memories, feelings and emotions in my heart, yet I am unable to express those in words.

Please take care of dadi and baba ji now and be assured thay we shall all take care of each other here.
Love you and always keep smiling........

“Bade Papa abb hume traffic police se kon bachayega”
Posted by Neerja Jain on April 28, 2021
I don't have the right words on how to express my feelings. You were just like my elder brother with whom i could talk about anything and everything, whether it was about Sunil or Mummy. You always gave me sincere advice, like i was your own sister. We always teased you that Mummy loved you the most. I hope you find comfort and peace in the arms of Mummy.
People will always remember your outstanding qualities and joyful nature. Please give strength to your family so that we can look after each other.
Posted by Surbhi Maghan on April 28, 2021
The first time I met you was on my wedding day and Vikram introduced you as my brother , my family. Over the years I have heard countless stories of your generosity, kindness and love towards him and for that I will be forever grateful. 

I always look forward to your smiling images and the STAR Jains at the end of Ruchi bhabhi's messages. We will truly miss those fun conversations. I wish you could know what a profound and positive impact you have on my husbands life. We will miss you deeply.
Posted by Sonika Maini on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev Bhaiya,

A jolly good happy fellow, who would cheer up everyone he met with his light banter and laughter ...I can still hear...

Too early gone. Will be dearly missed.

Love & Light️☄️
Posted by Kanika Jain on April 28, 2021
Dearest Kaka Chachu,
Words fall short to even talk about a great man like you. Ever since I have become a part of this family, you are practically the only person I look up to. Soo much to learn from, truly an inspiration how to live life to the fullest, laugh your heart out & always spread happiness around. Loved the way (the tea experience) you made me feel welcomed in the family and were super keen to take me around places in Delhi. Your stories always made us laugh till our stomachs hurt. You have touched a million lives you’ve come in contact with. Your aura was so charismatic that I’m sure up above there you’ve been called too soon to spread smiles only. You will be dearly missed & fondly remembered always & forever.

चिट्ठी ना कोई सन्देश
जाने वो कौन सा देश
जहाँ तुम चले गए
इस दिल पे लगा के ठेस
जाने वो...

Until me meet again...For you & my dad in heaven...
Posted by Harash Jain on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev Bhaiya
You, your smile, your laugh, your jokes and frankness will be deeply missed. Since Mussoorie, Patiala and Delhi has been a good journey and you were always there for me as an elder brother.
Posted by seema mittal on April 28, 2021
My dear brother Sanjeev, where have you gone, all of a sudden. You planed with ma to leave us all alone ...
You have left us speechless.
You were not only my bhai, but was my father too though you were younger to me.
We were best buddies . I shall always miss our long chats , ur caring , ur love , ur smiles.
I can never forget our childhood days , growing up together. All the way from St Georges , you would come walking to meet me at my school . We would sit together and chat all day long.
Sanjeev you were the jaan of the whole family . Whoever meet you , would never forget yours charming smile , love for them .
You were rare , full of love , laughter and beyond this world. My bhai you are the biggest lost to the family and friends .
May you rest in peace my dear loveable brother and keep smiling as ever ..
I will always miss you and promise me to be by brother in every janam .
Lots and love to Ruchi , Trishala, Aarjav. Will always stand by them .
Posted by Rasika Jain on April 28, 2021
Dear Sanjeev bhaiya ,
There is so much we wish to say, A Paragraph, a page , a book will not be enough to express. Gautam & I think & look for you every moment of the day, in picture gallery’s of the phone and Facebook pages and most of all in memories embedded in our hearts. You will be remembered by the sound of your goofy laughs and your dramatic expressions. Our Holi and New Years will never be the same without you. Who will make our neighbours wonder what is our Jain family up to , who will we share all the gossips with .We once again want to laugh at your jokes till we cry. We wish we could see you one more time, come walking through the door and pull a prank. Gautam as everyone says has an uncanny resemblance to you in terms of habits , so you be rest assured I will be thinking of you every single day . Those special memories of you will always bring a smile. Our family holiday to Mukteshwar will often be talked about. If you get a chance to look down from above, you will know your time here is being cherished by each and everyone who came in contact with you. You will forever be loved and spoken about to generations to come .

नगमे है, शिकवे हैं, किस्से हैं, बातें हैं !
बातें भूल जाती हैं, यादें याद आतीं हैं।

Gone too soon, forever in our hearts.



Posted by Gurmail Singh on April 28, 2021
Sanjiv ji, you were a gem and gentlemen. You were a lively personality. You were a great favourite Friend of mine who was equally favourite to my wife and children. You were always a solution to me. Always smiling. Remembering the memories continuously. Your leaving us is a never fulfilled loss. You will be remembered always.
Posted by Lagan Mittal on April 28, 2021
Dear Sanjeev Mamu ,
Your loss has left me deeply saddened.
Someone so special can never be forgotten.
I will always cherish your love and joy towards me . I don't have much words to express my feelings.
Hope I will be able to adopt your best qualities in life. Your smiling face will always keep me motivated in life. With God grace , hope we share the same relationships of (mama and nephew) in some other world. I can no longer see you or touch you but I will feel you always in my heart.
God rest your soul ...
Posted by Shriya Mittal on April 28, 2021
How does one write a tribute for her 2nd mother?! The word ‘mama’ itself has two ma’s in it. Mamu, the love and care you have given me is double the love of a mother.

I don’t think anyone can accept the fact that you’ve left us to be with nani. Everyone, who has ever met you would have always been in awe and admiration of you. In your presence, I can guarantee, every single person would be laughing, whether it’s an adult or kid.

I have so so much to say yet no words to express them. Please mamu, give us all the strength to move forward. May you always let your presence be known in a kids laughter, in the rustle of the leaves, in the soothing sound of a wind chime, in the pleasant smell of the earth when the rain first hits the ground. May you guide me to be a better human being and be just like you: helpful, caring, energetic, charismatic, loving and always laughing. I love you mamu and keep spreading joy wherever you are.
Posted by Krishvi Jain on April 28, 2021
Do not stand at my Grave and weep,
I am not there, I did not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the Diamond that glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.


When you awaken in the morning rush,
I am the soft uplifting Hush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my Grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Always ♾️ Forever

~This poem reminds me of Tauji...
He taught me to have fun. No matter how tense the situation is, there is always a way out. He was confident with whatever he did. I am glad that I got to know him.
Thank u Tauji, for being there for me..
Posted by vikas jain on April 28, 2021
Bhaiya still can’t believe that you have gone....looks & feel like that you are there somewhere with that warm smile of yours..besides the family what tribute your friends & batchmates have written as far as we are concerned ..thank you Bhaiya for being born in our family & giving us the most wonderful & precious 58 years ..first as loving & caring son to your parents..then as a nephew to your aunts & uncles..as a fun loving brother to your brothers & sisters.. as loving & teasing husband to our dear Ruchi Bhabhi & as a loving..caring father & friend to Trishala & Arjav & the last not the least even for your nephew & nieces you were their favourite ....love you Bhaiya & shall always do
Posted by ACHAL Jain on April 28, 2021
This loss of a gem is truly heart breaking.
He was the face of our Jain clan as he never failed to be present for anyone in any situation. One person who can gel up with any age group and leave a mark on them. He used to always understand the young minds and encouraged them to speak up and respected our thoughts specially during our family meetings amidst all elders. He inspired us to live life to the fullest and be ever smiling no matter what the life has to offer. Still cannot accept the fact that he is not around anymore to spread his smiles & laughter. He was the only person I have known who has made his presence felt not only to his family & friends but also to the people known to them. Today his name is enough for people to start praising about his magnetic personality.

We will always miss you and you will remain in our hearts for ever.
Posted by Puja Bansal on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev bhaiya ,
I have lost words to convey what I felt the moment I heard you have gone . I always called you the laughing budha , as that’s what you spread all around you : laughter. Always the first person close to my home who I would think of calling if ever I need help. You were a sweetheart, no amount of words can describe how beautiful soul you were . You will be missed always , and will remain in our hearts . Love to you. Keep smiling from up there .
Posted by Anuradha Buddhi on April 28, 2021
Husband of the very first friend in my life... Called the handsome jeeja among our friends.... That face with striking strands of grey.... Impossible to believe that he is a memory now. All our prayers could not stop him from departing to the other world. Wish there was some way for him to come back.
Warm hugs to Ruch, Trish and Aarjav. He has given you so much to look back upon fondly .
Posted by Pankaj Jain on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev Ji, all those who have known and met you will carry your kindness and sweetness in their heart: a man, a son, a husband, a father, a brother-in law, a friend and above all BIG BROTHER.
I will never forget the moments spent with you here in Florence..... your smile and joyful personality. My deepest condolences to Ruchi Bhabhi, Trishala and Aarjav
May your soul Rest In Peace
Posted by Govind Krishna Dixit on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev, I am in utter shock and loss for words to write this message since I am unable to accept and reconcile to the fact that I will no longer be able hear you laughing and see you smiling. Your laughs and smiles were infectious.
    I am unable to accept that I will not be able to have my long telephone conversations with you about so many subjects be they our personal lives, my sister Anita, your daughter’s wedding on Oberoi Hotel’s roof top, her husband and in-laws, your son’s passion for photography, his interviews of famous lawyers, his experiences in Goa, the Rastogi family and how fun loving they are and a host of other subjects. You loved Ruchi sooooooo much as nobody could or can and you adored every little bit in her. Thank you for confiding so much in me and sharing with me though I am not sure if I really deserved that confidence.
     It was such a pleasure to meet you and spend time with you, whether in my office or at my home or even at a third place. How will I be able to forget all those RAW juices that you sent to me. You had such a large heart and I was lucky to enjoy your generosity.
        I shall always regret that in spite of your so many attempts to pursuade me I could never join you and Ruchi for a Sunday breakfast or for that matter holiday breakfast at your place. It shall be a matter of deep regret for me that I could not accompany you to Vrindavan to have darshan of Bankey Bihaariji. I did go and have his darshan on my own but whenever I went I invariably remembered you and always thought that someday I will come with you and have darshan. My bad luck that the ‘day’ never came and Bankey Bihariji called you to his beautiful abode in the blink of an eye.
      Wherever you are Sanjeev, I am sure you would be happy although you have left us all in lot of grief. Keep smiling, keep laughing as you have always been although we on earth will not be able to see and enjoy your laughs and smiles. In life’s ups and downs I always found you very composed and relaxed. This was a lesson to be learnt and I shall forever cherish your memories with immense fondness. You were a great friend that I will not be able to forget. Au revoir, adieu. Govind
Posted by Vandana Jain Aggarwal on April 28, 2021
You may be SANJEEV for everyone but for me you will always be my very own kaka bhaiya, as everyone in the family called you. I cannot accept the fact that you are not with us anymore. I would like to be under the delusion that on my next trip to Delhi I'd meet you again. Alas !! . Bhaiya you promised to take me along on the next family trip along with seema di, still looking forward to that. You have touched thousands of hearts in your short journey on this earth. It's rare and only the purest of souls get soo much affection and blessings. You definitely are one of those rare people. I thank God that we were born in the same family and could spend 50 long years together. No family function could be complete without you. Your infectious laughter is still resounding in my ears. I just have one regret that I could not be beside you on your last journey, couldn't share my grief with rest of the family. I wish eternal peace for you. I know wherever you are, you will spread happiness there.
Love you and miss you too much Bhaiya  
Posted by saanya rastogi on April 28, 2021
My foo was unlike any other.. he was undoubtedly the happiest, most energetic person in the room! He never failed to bring a smile to your face.. he was the life of our family gatherings and trips.. there is truly no one else like him.. he had a special relationship with each of his nieces and nephews and each one was more fond of him than the other..
I had a special relationship with my foo.. we would talk, we would laugh, we would gossip and time would just pass by... never realised he could leave us so soon..
I don't have enough words to express how much I loved my foo and what he meant to me.. but he went too soon and Im sorry for that!
We love you and we miss you! and I hope you're in a better place now!
You will always live on in our memories and hearts! We aren't going to say bye just yet
<3
Posted by Niddhi Mehta on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev Jiju, you will always be remembered as a very happy serving being by me. I saw you helping anyone needing help with a very happy heart. Your presence was treasured and so would be your fond memories.
Posted by Renu Rustogi on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev, I will always remember you as a very congenial person with a big broad smile that revealed a kind heart. A thorough gentleman, unassuming and honest, who met you with so much warmth. You impressed everyone with your stunning good looks and that irresistible charming smile.
I wish i had spent more time with you and got to know you better. I thought that now that i am back, i would get that chance. Alas, it was not to be! You will always live in our hearts and be sorely missed. You went too soon.
Posted by Sandeep Gupta on April 28, 2021
Sanjeev my Dear BIL and friend how unkind of God is to take you away so soon. You have been one of the finest human beings I have ever met in my life. In all situations thick or thin you showed up or gave your shoulder to cry on. I just cannot get over the fact that you are not there with us. You will be always missed dearly. My deepest condolences to my Sister Ruchi, Trishala and Arjav. 
PS : Hugs & Love Bhai till we meet again in your world.
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Posted by Dr. J on May 17, 2021
This is an *Ode to Sanjeev Jain* our beloved friend. I was fortunate to have met him the last ten years at every Oct Fest where our bond grew stronger. His laughter & words still echo in my ears - Praji you are the magnet that make us all gather together in Delhi. Guys we are all getting older so never miss the opportunity and do make an effort to meet one another to make memories. Sanjeev will always be in our hearts & minds forever
Posted by Mukul Dhawan on May 10, 2021
Sanjeev I distinctly remember when you first visited my office more than two decades ago,most immaculately dressed with the brief case in your hand and of course your most infectious smile that could win anyone and everyone’s heart...which Infact won me over too.Our interaction was not only restricted on professional basis.Very soon our respective spouses were introduced and as couples we met very often.Sanjeev your very presence had a distinct aura that would draw anyone close to you and I must acknowledge your unstinted quality of helping any person known to you or even unknown to you and even someone who had harmed you,you were willing to help.Sanjeev,the sarson ka saag,Makke ki roti,white butter was simply awsum and Ruchi and you had always been the most wonderful hosts and company which I and Anupama used to long for.Only last month we shared our long years of association with each other less knowing that I will be writing my remembrances for you in this way.After loosing you I firmly believe that God takes away good humans sooner than other lesser mortals.Sanjeev I shall always miss the spark in your eyes and your full and complete smile you always showered on others.
Posted by Ayushi Pillai on May 10, 2021
Dearest Kaka Mama,
You were always so full of joy, fun and laughter, and for me, you were such an exemplar of how to live life wholeheartedly and to its fullest. You were and always will be my favourite mama, and I'm so grateful that I got to call you my mama and have your infectious laughter etched in my memory and still ringing through my head! It is painful to think that we will not get to see you again, but I believe that you will continue to live through each and every one of us. For me, I'll carry forward how you always put people first, how you could turn any situation around completely and have everyone laughing in a matter of seconds and how you saw the light and positivity in every situation and person. I've learnt so much from you mama and I hope you know how immensely you touched our lives. I miss you lots!
Love you mama,
Ayu
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Shared by Arun Rastogi on May 1, 2021
Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day ,
Hundreds of people known to Sanjeev Jain would say the same for him. He was one person who was always ready to help everyone without them even asking for it. He was a man with big heart and bigger helping hands.

I remember meeting Sanjeev in early 1992, I found him to be an intelligent ,hard working and grounded person. Inspite of his busy schedule at work and involvement with the Jain Samaj he always made time for his loved ones, be it a family function or a casual dinner, he was always there for us and more so for his siblings. I really wondered what kind of affection level he must be having for his siblings who were always in his heart. 

Over the years I have been on several holidays with him and have always been amazed with the kind of energy he had. He always wanted to go sight seeing and visit all the tourist destinations no matter how tired we all were and would encourage us all to go with him. He would ensure the involvement of every family member and was extremely affectionate to the younger ones and respectful to the elders. 

I have countless memories with Sanjeev from different parts of the world but my journey with him of 30 years cannot be summed up in 30 lines or 30 paragraphs. He will always live on in my heart. 

Truly one of a kind

Shared by Trishala J on April 30, 2021
Live, laugh and make others laugh - Sanjeev Jain
I feel so proud to be his daughter- to see that people only have nice things to say about him. To see how he made everyone laugh and went out of his way to help others. A man who met him only a month ago, said he was a very nice person (and this was just in one meeting)!
Papa's laughter was infectious. He was loud and unapologetic. He was so full of life, he always made his presence felt. At times it was annoying and I even called him crazy, because HOW can someone be happy ALL THE TIME?! His attention span for anything serious was 3 seconds (and it worked in my favour while telling him I have a boyfriend)!
From doing his famous Naagin dance at every wedding, to getting us banned from TGIF by dancing on the table, he could do and did ANYTHING. He'd always go out of his way to help get things done. He's the only person I know, who pretty much has a selfie with everyone he's ever met! He even has a picture at MY wedding, with MY friends, without me in it! He doesn't have a single serious picture or even a "bad angle".
He's definitely the most handsome "old" man I've seen, and he had his way of getting things done- whether it was sweet talking or threatening people (he once told someone on the phone, "Tu kal subah Okhla aakar dikhaiyo, main Sanjeev Jain bol raha hoon" and the man called to apologize within 15 minutes!)
He's been the biggest support by always letting me do what I want, the way I want and when I want. He's been dropping me to the bus stop throughout school, to the taxi stand throughout college and to the metro station when I started my first job. How many fathers do that for 24 year old adults?
3 out of the 8 times that I've ever seen him cry, have been for me- when I left for college, when I missed my graduation due to hospitalization and when I got married. He wasn't very good at verbalising his emotions but I know he loved me (maybe even more than he loved Aarjav).
I'm like papa in more ways than I could imagine- from being stubborn to sharing a migraine on the same side of the head, from enjoying the company of people to not listening to my mom- and I wouldn't have it any other way.
He was the strongest person I know. He survived falling from a camel in Leh and smiled in selfies with broken ribs! He survived a fire at home by jumping from the balcony! He survived a brutal car accident and even survived after the ceiling fan dropped on his head! Like his Manorite friends say, he was a fighter, and he did that till the very end.
My text has a mix of present and past tense because I'm still in denial. It feels unreal and unfair and it hurts every single hour that I don't get to tell him how much I love him or how much he means to me, how he's impacted everyone around him and how we can only picture him laughing.
If I could be even half the person he was, I'll know I've succeeded in life. 
I will always love you, papa ❤️
Thank you for being a part of our lives