We recently lost our dear colleague and fellow Pivoter, Nilesh Kakad from Pune. Nilesh is survived by his parents, his wife Nikita, and young daughter Kavya. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nilesh’s family who now face the challenge of mourning a husband and father while grappling with a surging Covid crisis in India. I know this is also going to be a hard time for Nilesh’s extended family which includes his many work colleagues that have known and worked closely with him for many years. Nilesh joined us in September 2014 and held different roles in MS Operations; he was extremely personable and was always ready to jump in and help others. He made a memorable impression by always being warm and welcoming to people. Nilesh was someone who always seemed to have a smile on his face. His smile and warmth towards others will be missed; but his memory will serve as a reminder for us smile and be kind during the toughest of times.
In support of Nilesh, I have set up a fundraiser page for his family.