Sanjay Shah, the CEO of Vistex, tragically died after falling 15 feet from a cage during a company party in India. The shocking incident was caught on video, showing the cage wobbling as fireworks exploded and a voice asked the crowd to “put their hands together” for the pair. Shah was killed in the accident, while Vishwanath Raju Datla, the President, was left critically injured.
In addition to this tragic event, it’s important to highlight Sanjay Shah’s impressive background as a successful businessman and philanthropist. Originally from Mumbai, India, Shah moved to America more than ten years ago to study at Lehigh University’s business school, where he got his MBA at just 21 years old. In 2017, he generously donated £3.9 million ($5 million) to set up the Vistex Institute for Executive Education at his alma mater. Not only a successful businessman, Shah is also a philanthropist, having established the Vistex Foundation which gives grants to charities focusing on health, education, and basic needs. In 2020, he opened the Vistex Hospital in Bihar, India, which has been hailed as a national model COVID-19 facility.
This tragic event serves as a reminder of the unpredictability of life, and the importance of appreciating the contributions of individuals like Sanjay Shah to the tech industry and society as a whole. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.
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