Samir was first diagnosed with ALL in 2003. He received a cord blood transplant in January 2011, after a marrow match was not found.
It is with great pain we announce that on May 2, 2011, Samir passed away. Samir died at Stanford, California, on May 3, 2011, after 8 years of prolonged illness. He leaves behind in agony his parents Rajendra and Mohini, his brother Mihir, his grandfather D. R. Pendse, numerous close friends and relatives and an amazing wide circle of his own young friends.