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Shashi uncle was a larger than life character who always made the time for anyone always to chat, share memories and he will be sorely missed. I recall playing games at Christmas with him, we played and laughed together and he was very competitive laughing and enjoying the family time. He came to see us at our hotel in January in India too. Our deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. RIP uncle.

- Chhaya, Radhika and Kapish

First occasion we met Shashibhai at your home for shrimant and after that we had Bhajan and dancing at some school hall were we noticed Shashibhai dancing brilliantly with his shakes and waves, that's when Neeru told me he is casenova Elvis look alike, than we met again at Nottingham at my son's wedding with Rachna and he danced there as well, could not believe when we heard sad news today from Hong Kong from Rupesh, Shashibhai enjoyed his life fully, may his soul rest in peace. Jai Shree Krishna to you all god bless. Arun/Nayana

- Arun Parikh

જય શ્રી કૃષ્ણ ..
મારા પરમ સ્નેહી સ્વ . શ્રી શશિભાઈ ના દુઃખદ અવસાન ના સમાચાર જાણી ને ખૂબ જ આઘાત લાગ્યો છે . 
એમનો હસમુખો સ્વભાવ , લાગણીશીલ વ્યક્તિત્વ , ક્યારેય ભૂલી ન શકાય ..
ભગવાનને ગમ્યુ તે ખરુ .. 
ભગવાન તમારા પરિવારને આવી પડેલ દુઃખ જીરવવા માટે શકિત આપે .
કુસુમ ભાભી ને મારા વતી જય શ્રી કૃષ્ણ કહેશો .
શશિભાઈના દિવ્ય આત્માને પ્રભુ ખૂબ શાંતિ આપે અને પ્રભુ તેમના આત્માને ચરણોની સેવા આપે તેવી હૃદયથી પ્રાર્થના .
જય શ્રી કૃષ્ણ .. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💐💐💐💐

તા . ૨૬/૦૨/૨૦૨૦ ના રોજ મારી દુકાને આવેલ હતા અને ત્યાં થી મારા ઘેર આવ્યા હતા , એ ભૂલાતુ નથી . 😢😢😢

- Kishor Thakker

My name is Gareth Glover (or Gary Boy as Shash always called me!)  I knew him as Shashman and he was my good friend.  

 

We worked together at Kimberlin but stayed in touch after he left.  We always had such laughs together and went for many a beer.  I remember all the photos he'd show me of holidays - he was particularly proud of one where he was striding out from the sea looking like James Bond!  

 

I remember of course his big plans for the movie scripts he was writing :D, I remember him putting on a dinner jacket to help out with some student inductions he and I did.  

 

He would tell me all about his earlier life in Tanzania and his leisure suits with big collars and how he'd smoke 20 cigarettes a day (he was always telling me off for smoking you see).  

 

I'm so very upset.  My heart goes out to you and your family.  Shash emailed me before Christmas and I was trying to organise a meet (I can't forward his message to include because it is hilarious but very rude!).  

 

I will celebrate my friend after I have stopped crying as I know he would clip me round the ear and say "Oi! Gary boy!  What you doing?!  Life is for living!"  I was blessed that I knew him. 

-Gareth Glover

My condolences to your family and your sad loss at this time. I remember Shashibhai as a kind and go happy type of man, who had a positive and caring nature, who loved people and was great with students and seem to know so many different languages, that he could make everyone feel happy. He loved his meditation and yoga, which he tried to teach me and encouraged me to practice, so Shashibhai you will be pleased to know I have started to practice light meditation. In his first year at DMU library, he spoke to a few of us to celebrate Diwali, so with his enthusiasm and encouragement with brought in a range of savory and sweet dishes and celebrated the festival with all the library staff, which was a great success. May your soul rest in peace and merge with the almighty.

-Rohit Tailor

In Loving Memory of Shashi Raninga