ForeverMissed
A humble beginning from Nagpur to becoming a Geologist from a World Class University, Shashikant Mendhekar was a self-made man.
Born on August 17,1945 in Nagpur, Shashikant Mendhekar was a loving brother to his siblings. He went on to touch our lives with his intelligence,laughter and values.
He breathed last on June 3, 2021 as he continue to live in our hearts and minds forever.

A loving husband and father to all his proud kids, his smiling demenour touched the lives of many who have interacted with him.
He continued to impart his life values from his kids to his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the apple of his eyes .
An extremely meticulous person, he would talk about anything under the sun.
He spoke in great depths about Geology and connecting his knowledge to the love for Gardening.
He created his own little garden wherever he stayed we continue to enjoy his legacy.

We will miss you.

Forever in our lives
Sunita Mendhekar (Wife)
Deepali,Komal,Abhishek,Tanya,Milan,Tarun
Grand Children
Posted by Deepali Mendhekar on June 29, 2021
Papa Jaldi Aa Jaana... Saat Samundar Paar Se... Gidiyon Ke Bazaar Se...

This song keeps playing in my head. You used to sing this song along with numerous other songs and stories you used to tell me when I was little. I have so many fond memories of the time spent with you.

We were not ready to loose you Papa. It was not your time to go but you left us with innumerable and most precious gifts. Gifts that keep on giving. All that we are today is because of you and Mom's hard work. I know family was the most important thing to you. Hope wherever you are, you are proud of what you and Mom have created. A lot of you and Mom lives in us and your grandkids. You were always there for each one of us when we needed you, no matter how hard it was for you. Not only us but even our kids have the treasure of great times they have spent with you. Playing with them, reading to them, telling stories and singing songs to them, going on walks with them, always tagging along for school pickups, grooming them, helping them in homeworks, teaching them, cheering them in their milestones and achievements, the list is endless of what you have done for them and us.

Often you used to talk about your Dad and the memories of your last time together. I didn't understand the gravity of what you felt until now. You lost your Dad at a young age and yet you achieved such greatness. You were indeed a self made man and always been an inspiration to me. You are the best; selfless, self sufficient and a superman to me.

None of us know how to go on without you Papa and there will always be a void but I know your teachings and your voice will always guide us.

I wish I could hold your hand longer... I wish I had more time to be there with you when you needed me... but I will love you and will miss you always... darling.. darling Papa.

You are my rock. Always so strong! Till the end you have been an inspiration to me. Looking after us till you could. Making it easy for us in every way possible. Never once did you show defeat. I am super proud of you Papa. You fought well. It's time to rest now.
Posted by Dinkar Bobde on June 15, 2021
We are grieved at the sudden and rather untimely demise of Shashikant Mendhekar.

Our association started just fifteen years ago; but the friendship kept on growing with time. He was a thorough gentleman and had a pleasing personality.

Shashikantrao had a passion for gardening. He developed a beautiful garden in the backyard of Milan-Deepali’s house. Needless to say that it will keep his memory ‘green’ all the time.

We pray God to give strength to Mendhekar family to bear this irreparable loss.

Dinkar & Nanda Bobde
Posted by Pasupati Chatterjee on June 14, 2021
Shashikantaji, I am saddened to hear the news. May be our relationship is just a decade old, but its imprint shall remain till my last breath. A perfect gentleman, you are no less than an elder brother to me. Your affectionate words still reverbs in me. May thy soul rest in peace. My condolences to Sunitaji , Deepali, Milan, Komal, Raju ( Tarun ) , Abhishek and his wife.
Posted by Tanish Bobde on June 11, 2021
Hi Aaba. I hope you had a wonderful life. I remember the day the Aaba built our garden, he and mamma and daddy and Aaji spent many weeks working on it. To this day it stay flourished an healthy and will hopefully live long too. I wish Aaba was still here with us, but he will always be with us in our hearts, so I pleated him for being the best Aaba, Father, Brother, Husband, or relative that he could be for anyone. RIP 

Posted by Madhur Bobde on June 11, 2021
We have so many fond memories of the time we spent with Kaka over the years! I loved & share his passion for gardening. Adding some pictures from our trips together
Posted by MUNISH DHINGRA on June 11, 2021
I didn't get a chance to work with Sh Medhekar but during professional meetings and staff training I met him with brief interactions . His charming personality and soft graceful manners left an everlasting impression of him. Sad that he is no more, I will cherish those brief moments for ever. May his soul get place in Heavens

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Posted by Deepali Mendhekar on June 29, 2021
Papa Jaldi Aa Jaana... Saat Samundar Paar Se... Gidiyon Ke Bazaar Se...

This song keeps playing in my head. You used to sing this song along with numerous other songs and stories you used to tell me when I was little. I have so many fond memories of the time spent with you.

We were not ready to loose you Papa. It was not your time to go but you left us with innumerable and most precious gifts. Gifts that keep on giving. All that we are today is because of you and Mom's hard work. I know family was the most important thing to you. Hope wherever you are, you are proud of what you and Mom have created. A lot of you and Mom lives in us and your grandkids. You were always there for each one of us when we needed you, no matter how hard it was for you. Not only us but even our kids have the treasure of great times they have spent with you. Playing with them, reading to them, telling stories and singing songs to them, going on walks with them, always tagging along for school pickups, grooming them, helping them in homeworks, teaching them, cheering them in their milestones and achievements, the list is endless of what you have done for them and us.

Often you used to talk about your Dad and the memories of your last time together. I didn't understand the gravity of what you felt until now. You lost your Dad at a young age and yet you achieved such greatness. You were indeed a self made man and always been an inspiration to me. You are the best; selfless, self sufficient and a superman to me.

None of us know how to go on without you Papa and there will always be a void but I know your teachings and your voice will always guide us.

I wish I could hold your hand longer... I wish I had more time to be there with you when you needed me... but I will love you and will miss you always... darling.. darling Papa.

You are my rock. Always so strong! Till the end you have been an inspiration to me. Looking after us till you could. Making it easy for us in every way possible. Never once did you show defeat. I am super proud of you Papa. You fought well. It's time to rest now.
Posted by Dinkar Bobde on June 15, 2021
We are grieved at the sudden and rather untimely demise of Shashikant Mendhekar.

Our association started just fifteen years ago; but the friendship kept on growing with time. He was a thorough gentleman and had a pleasing personality.

Shashikantrao had a passion for gardening. He developed a beautiful garden in the backyard of Milan-Deepali’s house. Needless to say that it will keep his memory ‘green’ all the time.

We pray God to give strength to Mendhekar family to bear this irreparable loss.

Dinkar & Nanda Bobde
Posted by Pasupati Chatterjee on June 14, 2021
Shashikantaji, I am saddened to hear the news. May be our relationship is just a decade old, but its imprint shall remain till my last breath. A perfect gentleman, you are no less than an elder brother to me. Your affectionate words still reverbs in me. May thy soul rest in peace. My condolences to Sunitaji , Deepali, Milan, Komal, Raju ( Tarun ) , Abhishek and his wife.
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Shared by Shweta Pahilajani on June 11, 2021
Hello all ..
Uncle n my daddy (Mr.Satish K.Gupta) were best of friends n will always remain so! I knew uncle basically as Deepali, Komal n Abhishek's dad :)
We all kids were very young when we used to play together n do night stays at each other's place but, the memories of those wonder years is crystal clear in my mind! Uncle n I never had long conversations but, whatever little did we communicate was full of love n care fr each other! I have many fond memories of dear uncle n will cherish them as long as I live! 
May he be happy wherever he is!