With the help of each and every one of you, we have achieved 100% of our funding goal across gofundme and milaap campaigns, to secure the educational future of Niranjan's two daughters. In fact, even after accounting for the various platform and transfer fees, we are actually a few % beyond the target! We remain eternally grateful for your generosity and support in these difficult times.
There is much work for us ahead, and some of you have reached out to us individually to provide additional support. If you would like to continue the support of Niranjan’s family, please reach out to the following classmates:
• Chandra Sekhar +91 84658 87799
• Gangadhar Reddy +91 98495 57954
With gratitude and love,
SSK Batch of 1985-92
and all members of the campaign for Niranjan’s daughters
The goal of this campaign is to secure the educational future of Niranjan’s daughters, Varshita and Veda. As he was the sole breadwinner of the family, Niranjan’s sudden demise has placed a great strain on the family’s finances. In the face of the various challenges the family faces, the girls’ opportunities for a quality education have disappeared.
We collectively remember Niranjan for his large heart. Many of us have personally experienced his hospitality and generosity, helping without hesitation and to the fullest possible extent. Niranjan played a leading role in several Saikorian initiatives. He enthusiastically stepped forward to lead the organization of various efforts that have helped bring the school community closer, decades after we graduated. As his closest classmates, we have received words of condolence and stories of gratitude and admiration not just from other batches, but far beyond the boundaries of just us Saikorians.
A small group of us have therefore committed to the creation and maintenance of a Trust, with funds that will ensure Varshita and Veda’s education through high school and college. The funds collected in this campaign will be transferred to, and maintained by, our classmates Chandra Sekhar N and Gangadhar G, who remain physically and emotionally close to the family in India; and who are expert and trusted financial professionals. The Trust and the funds will be exclusively used for the education of the two girls.
*Please note that we are coordinating two parallel campaigns – while this campaign is primarily for the Indian community of well-wishers, supporters in other countries might prefer to contribute to the concurrent campaign at goFundMe. We are looking for a total value of $30,000 or INR 20,00,000, and will stop both campaigns when the total value across the two meets this threshold.
If you wish to contribute in other ways, or share any memories or memorabilia related to Niranjan, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
It is impossible to believe that Niranjan’s kind and compassionate smile is lost forever. But with your kind help, we hope to keep the smiles on Niranjan’s daughters, and ensure their bright future.