Sad News of passing away of Sh Vijay Sardana, Founding President of SRRF

Dear Dialogue Members,

With profound sorrow, I inform SRRF Dialogue members that Shri Vijay K. Sardana (Founder President of SRRF), has passed away yesterday morning (28/03/2018) after a brief period of illness.

Shri Sardana ji, 73, had devoted almost his entire life to the social development sector. He was an unassuming man but who was firm on principles of ethics & integrity in his day to day life. He worked tirelessly to improve governance practices in the social sector. He was one of the first to promote true partnership of NGOs among donor agencies. All of us are heart-broken at loss of his inspirational leadership, but vow to continue on the path guided by him.

His family has organized a prayer meeting in his memory on Saturday, 31st March 2018 at 4:00 PM. Venue: Arya Samaj Mandir, Jor Bagh, New Delhi.

May his soul rest in peace.

Ramanuj Maurya
Socio Research & Reform Foundation (NGO)
512 A, Deepshikha, 8 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110008
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24 Responses to Sad News of passing away of Sh Vijay Sardana, Founding President of SRRF

  1. N Abraham says:

    Dear Ramanuj Maurya,

    Thank you for sharing this sad news. Is it possible for you to connect me to his family so that I could let them know that I am standing with them in their time of grief.
    I will try to be present at the prayer meeting, but if I am unable to, would you please forward this message to the family
    I am Dr Nalini Abraham, and I worked for Plan International for 10 years.

    N Abraham

  2. Anupam says:

    Shocked !, in great grief, Alas a great loss


  3. Gurinder Kaur says:

    Dear Maurya ji,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of our dear friend Vijay Sardana. I am shocked and grieved.

    Gurinder Kaur

  4. Nivedita says:

    Dear Mr Mittal

    It is indeed very saddening news. Knowing and working with him was indeed an honour. His deep understanding of the social sector was outstanding.

    Please convey my deepest condolences to the Sardana family.



  5. Sudha Parthasarathy says:

    Dear Subhashji

    Saddened to know about this irreparable loss not just to SRRF but to the development sector. Rightly said…Mr.Sardana was ” an unassuming man but who was firm on principles of ethics & integrity”. Will miss his warm smile and the equal warmth in his heart.

    Rest in Peace Mr.Sardana.


  6. Sharada Nayak says:

    Grieved to learn of the passing of Mr. Sardana

    I regret I cannot personally convey my sympathy as I am out of DELHI but I send the family my condolences. My thoughts are with you and prayers for the departed RIP

    Sharada Nayak

  7. A. Gurunathan says:

    Dear Sharmaji,

    We are terribly shocked to know about sudden demise of Shri. Vijay Kumar.Sardanaji. He was a great human and inspiring person. Dhan foundation and Sardanaji had a good bond and mutual respect. At this difficult point in time, we all pray for his soul rest in peace. Please convey our deepest condolences to his bereaved family members.

    With grief and sorrow,

    A. Gurunathan
    Programme Leader
    Dhan Foundation

  8. Amiya Bhusan Biswal says:

    Extremely Sorry to hear that Shri Vijay K. Sardana is no more .Our deep condolence to his family and friends in this critical juncture. May God bless his soul to rest in peace and enough strength to his family to successfully face this unexpected loss.

    Amiya Bhusan Biswal
    Utkal Sevak Samaj
    Omm Sri Jagannath Nilayam
    Po- College Square
    Dist-Cuttack, PIN-753003

  9. Prabhat Failbus says:

    Dear all ,

    It is really sad to know that Sri V.K Sardana has passed away.I send my heartfelt condolences to all bereaved . I pray to Almighty God to grant peace to departed soul and courage to all dear ones near ones in his family to bear the shock of the tragedy.


    Prabhat Failbus

  10. Rajendra Dangwal says:

    This is a great loss of voluntary sector. May his soul rest in peace

    Rajendra Dangwal
    Navjyoti Development Society

  11. Devendra Desai says:

    We here can take inspirations from the lines you have written about Founder/Presdent Sardanaji in your letter.
    We Children Toy Foundation at Mumbai join in the prayer tomorrrow and wish for the peace of his soul.
    Let us all work together for better world.
    CTF Team

  12. Jayesh Lalka says:

    Om Shanti

    Jayesh Lalka

  13. Judith says:

    Dear Team at SRRF,

    This is to express my sincere sympathies on the sad demise of your Founder Shri. Vijay K. Sardana.

    As we are based in Mumbai, we would not be able to attend the prayer service, but will keep his family and team in our prayers. May eternal rest be granted to his soul and may his soul rest in peace.


    Teach To Lead
    National Finance

  14. William Stanley says:

    Dear Members of SRRF,

    We are saddened to hear the sudden demise of Shri. Sardana ji, please accept our sincere heartfelt condolences and pray for his soul to rest in peace, in solidarity, William Stanley, IRDWSI/ODAF

    William Stanley

  15. Vimala Rees says:

    Our condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.

    Vimala Rees
    Managing Trustee
    Love In Action Trust
    HA-4 Tarangini Flats
    Alacrity Housing Complex,
    CHENNAI 600 058

  16. Noshir H. Dadrawala says:

    Very sorry to hear this news. He was a very disciplined man of action and few words.
    I had known him from the time he was with the Aga Khan Foundation. He always wore a very charming smile and was always helpful to whosoever sought his guidance or assistance.
    He will be missed by all those who knew him.
    May his soul Rest in Peace and may his family find the strength and courage to bear his loss.

    Noshir H. Dadrawala
    Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy

  17. Arvind Kumar says:

    Dear all,

    I am deeply saddened by the news of his loss. I pray that God will grant his family the strength to bear this loss. My most sincere condolences.

    My last words to Mr. Sardana:

    “ Even in death you are still loved and forever will be. You have touched the hearts of so many who owe you a lifetime of gratitude. We are not saying goodbye forever but goodbye for now. I pray you find peace and rest wherever you are.”

    Arvind Kumar

  18. Charan Gupta says:

    May God Keep the noble soul under his blessings.

    Charan Gupta

  19. Avineesh says:

    My heartfelt condolences.


  20. The Swayam Team says:

    Our Sincerest Condolences. May his soul rest in peace.


    The Swayam Team

  21. Gen SS Sandhu says:

    Truly a very saddening happening. He was a gentleman of the highest order and always helpful and cheerful.

    May God REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE and give strength to his family and friends to bear the loss.

    With Condolences

    Gen SS Sandhu

  22. D.D.Derashri says:

    May god bless his soul with peace & Moksha
    om shanti

    Secretary -PANIWALE-NGO
    Resource Person -Waterpeople
    Water Resource Consultancy firm
    45-A-Subash nagar
    Ajmer Road

  23. Mrs. Bhooma Parthasarathy says:

    Dear sir

    Very sorry to hear about the demise of SRRF’s founder. We pray that his ideals and practices are carried on at SRRF and his near and dear ones receive enough strength to withstand this loss.

    Mrs. Bhooma Parthasarathy

  24. Sudhir Khera says:

    Very sad. RIP

    Sudhir Khera

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