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Devesh Batra

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, brother, and son, Devesh Batra, who passed on September 5th, 2023. Devesh was a beacon of love, compassion, and strength, and his absence leaves an indelible void in the lives of those who knew and cherished him.

Born in July of 1969, Devesh Batra lived a life marked by warmth and generosity. He was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, Shachi Batra, and a doting father to their daughter, Nidhi Batra and Buddy. Devesh’s family was the center of his world, and his unwavering love and support inspired all who were fortunate enough to be a part of their lives.

Devesh was not only a dedicated family man but also a cherished friend. His amiable nature and kind heart endeared him to everyone he met. He had a remarkable ability to light up any room with his infectious laughter and genuine smile, making those around him feel comfortable and valued.

Funeral Services

Funeral Services will be held Sunday September 10, at 11:00AM at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707.ย  Friends are invited to call upon the family beginning at 10am.


    MilliporeSigma (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) Friends and Colleagues lit a candle and writes,
    We are deeply saddened about the passing of Devesh. He had a profound and positive impact on the company and his colleagues. We are all thinking of his family and praying for their strength.
    09/08/2023 11:16 am
    Jim Ferdetta writes,
    So very sorry for your loss. Devesh was a valued colleague at BMS and great person to work with. It is sad to hear of his passing and I hope the family can take comfort in knowing that those who worked with him truly admired and respected him.
    09/08/2023 02:10 pm
    Rachna Ahuja lit a candle and writes,
    You left a void which no one can fill. I will miss your voice, your funny comments and our long phone calls. You will always be in my heart and my prayers. Rest in peace brother.
    09/08/2023 03:14 pm
    Ritu singh writes,
    Deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. โ€œWords cannot express how saddened we are to learn of your loss. Please take your time. We are all here for you.โ€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    09/08/2023 06:30 pm
    Anthea Gomes writes,
    Devesh and I worked at McKinsey in Mumbai. He was a treasured colleague who was ready help in any way he could. He made a positive impact on colleagues and was quick with a smile and a joke to lighten the mood. He was so proud of his family and his love for you all was always clear to see.
    09/08/2023 07:03 pm
    Tanu Kathuria lit a candle and writes,
    Om Shanti
    09/08/2023 10:37 pm
    Vishal Kathuria lit a candle and writes,
    It was really shocking to hear the sudden demise of Devesh bhaiya. May god bless the noble soul in peace. RIP bhaiya. Strength to family. My Deepest Condolences !๐Ÿ™
    09/08/2023 11:14 pm
    Sanjay Sachdeva lit a candle and writes,
    The world is a little darker today from the loss of the light of Devesh. Iโ€™m a firm believer that when we lose someone close to us, like a father or a husband, they continue to live on through us and give us unbelievable strength. Theyโ€™re so connected to us that they become a part of us. Shachi and Nidhi, time helps minimize grief, but it will never get rid of the love you shared. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.
    09/09/2023 12:01 am
    Atul Gera lit a candle and writes,
    Too soon to be gone, just like a blink of an eye. Still can't come to terms with the fact that our cousin has left us. We spent all our summer vacations in Bombay. He was our first techie, who mastered computers and was the first in the family to have one. He left us while working on his favorite machine. May God grant peace to his soul. You will be greatly missed ๐Ÿ™
    09/09/2023 12:42 am
    Sachin Dhamija lit a candle and writes,
    Very much shocked to hear this news, May God give strength to the family to bear the loss.may his soul rest in peace ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    09/09/2023 01:06 am
    Sudhir Gera lit a candle and writes,
    We lost a gem of our family. Affectionate and extremely lovable Cousin. Held him in my arms when he was born. Played with him as kid. Watched him grow as a mature responsible Man. Took care of the family. Gone too soon . You will always be in our hearts. Rest in Peace Brother.
    09/09/2023 02:41 am
    Amita writes,
    Saddened to hear this news. Devesh and I were colleagues at McKinsey India in the mid 90โ€™s. He was warm and had an infectious calmness. Never say no attitude. Truly sorry for your loss. May the Lord give sadgati to the departed soul and strength to the family to cope with this terrible loss. Om Shanti
    09/09/2023 03:14 am
    Rich Shaginaw lit a candle and writes,
    I'm very sad to hear this news. Devesh was a valued colleague at BMS -- generous with his time and knowledge, a great conversationalist, always personable, and very talented. I pray for peace and comfort for his entire family.
    09/09/2023 11:36 am
    Yuvraj Dewan
    09/09/2023 12:08 pm
    Rajiv and Vandhana Kalra lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Shachi and Nidhi - We are deeply saddened by your loss and are deeply grieved by the loss of a dear friend whose generosity, kindness and warmth knew no bounds. We are finding it very hard to fathom that Devesh is no longer with us. We have not known anybody that comes close to the love and affection that Devesh showered on his friends and we are all a lot poorer today because of his untimely departure. We pray that God give you the courage to get through these trying tines. May God keep him in his kind graces for ever. Devesh will stay in our hearts as long as we live.
    09/09/2023 02:14 pm
    Vandhana Ralhan writes,
    Words cannot describe how I felt when we heard this sad news. You went away too soon, Devesh. I remember when we first met in Lawrenceville when you were a bachelor. We used to admire that you had maintained your house so well as a single person. Then you got married and we continued meeting on various family occasions. We always considered you our go to IT guru. Anytime we had an issue, you were just a phone call away and very humbly you used to come and help us. You were always the " mast" character who in-spite of life pressures never let your spirits down. There were so many occasions to celebrate with you and Saachi as a family. You were a doting father, a caring husband, a loving son and a wonderful friend to have. You will be truly missed but as they say - Those we love don't go away. They walk besides us everyday. I hope that as the pain fades away, your sudden demise will be a reminder to live every little and beautiful moment to its fullest. I know you are in a good place and would be smiling from above in your "bindaas" character. Saachi and Nidhi, may God give you the strength to bear this profound loss. But know that being the hi-tech guy that he is , he still has the remote control and is watching over both of you and blessing you both. Om shanti Om shanti Om shanti
    09/09/2023 02:32 pm
    Nancy Perna lit a candle and writes,
    I had the pleasure of working with Devesh for many years at BMS. He was a remarkable, talented individual who loved sharing his passion for technology in all aspects of his work. Above all else, Devesh cherished his family. Shachi and Nidhi were the center of his world. I remember when Buddy joined the family. He won over Devesh immediately! He was the most generous person and the kindest soul. He was always willing to help; always willing to listen and often a calm perspective in some of the roughest times. I am so grateful for having known him. My heart is broken for all of his family and friends. Know that his time here on earth made a difference to so many people. Warmest regards, Nancy Perna
    09/09/2023 07:10 pm
    Anika Puri (Gudia) lit a candle and writes,
    Itโ€™s so hard for me to accept that youโ€™re gone. It still feels like youโ€™re here with us. Your presence will always remain. God bless your soul. You have always been such a loving and caring person to all. I am so deeply grateful for all the childhood memories. We all look up to you so much as our eldest cousin. You will continue to inspire us all forever. I will remember you always and I miss you a lot. My deepest condolences to Nidhi and Shachi. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน
    09/09/2023 07:25 pm
    MANJU DAS lit a candle and writes,
    Taken away too soon from us. May God give all of us strength and courage to cope with the pain and shock we are all going through at the sudden loss of a wonderful loving person. Will miss my cousin, Devesh (Raju-Buggy) a lot. May his Soul Rest in Peace - Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.
    09/10/2023 07:38 am
    Vic Nanda & Dipti Nanda lit a candle and writes,
    Shachi and Nidhi, we are deeply saddened by this unexpected news about Devesh. We have been talking about Devesh last few days and reminiscing of all the times we spent together. Devesh was one of the first people we met when we moved to the US in 2000, so he has always had and will always have a special place in our heart. We have been talking about so many of his major milestones that we were part of. Devesh was a wonderful person, loving family man, IT whiz and he also had a very funny side to him when he started to tell some of his funny stories. We would joke everything in his house was fully automated even 20 years ago, and I would joke not to clap or snap a finger in his house else something might open or might move. And then Devesh would just sit there and smile, feeling proud of his geekiness. He was down to earth and truly way ahead of the times, and now he has left all of us way ahead of his time. We pray for your family, and we are always here for you. We pray God is kind to your family and gives you strength every single day to carve a path forward. Rest in peace Devesh. Love, Dipti & Vic
    09/10/2023 10:40 am
    Kavita Sudhir Gera writes,
    Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear Devesh or Raju as we knew him in the family. I recall his cheerful warm hospitable nature whenever we used to visit him at his home in Mumbai long before he moved to the US. Having lost his father at a young age, Raju shouldered the responsibility as the man of the house. As a son and as a brother he was unmatched, supporting his mother and sisters through all of life's challenges, and later on as a husband and father. I will cherish my memories of Raju. Prayers for his soul to attain Moksha. My sincere condolences to Sachi, Nidhi, Rachna and Suchitra. May Raju continue to light up the sky with his warm smile watching over all of you. Om Shanti ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโค๏ธ
    09/11/2023 02:08 am

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