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Praful Gajjar (GAWL)
Praful Gajjar (GAWL)

Sobhag bhai, has been a source of encouragement in my life. Through some tough decision making he has always stood there for my family and I. You always get new ideas and get to learn new experiences with Sobhag bhai. Despite whatever age, gender, generation he is has always been motivating, supporting and encouraging everyone.  I remember…
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Jeetal Laxman (DAR) Experience
Jeetal Laxman (DAR) Experience

My first experience with Sobhag uncle was in 2009-2010. He is somebody who looks out ahead for your future even in that particular moment you cannot see it but he is always looking out for your best. I remember when I first landed in London and I was living with…
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Ridhi Lalji
Ridhi Lalji

I met Sobhag uncle and Anju aunty when I was a little girl. They treated me like a daughter, and I would always sleep over at their house during my school holidays. Uncle would take the kids out regularly so that we could all take part in different activities together.…
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Tina Manmit Karnekar
Tina Manmit Karnekar

I Tina, currently live in Slough, London. I have met Sobhag uncle and Anju aunty in February 2019, but when we spoke, we got connected like I knew them from long time. They also invited me to their home in Harrow. I visited them one day and since then it…
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Dr Mohit Shah, currently lives in Mumbai – INDIA
Dr Mohit Shah, currently lives in Mumbai – INDIA

I came in touch with Sobhagbhai regarding his friends son who was suffering from serious mental illness, my first impression about him was very good, he came across as very knowledgeable person, he was polite and willing to listen, he was genuinely concerned about wellbeing of his friends son. After my…
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Sangeetha Balaji. Yoga tutor
Sangeetha Balaji. Yoga tutor

 My name is Sangeetha Balaji and I live in Harrow – London.  I was introduced to Sobhag Sir four years ago through his niece, after which he started his yoga sessions with me.  Right from the beginning I was in awe of his punctuality and dedication. He committed to a…
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Mafia London Trip
Mafia London Trip

INDIA GROUP TO LONDON The Invitation - 30th January 2014, we all had come together for our annual family meet which happens every year when they visit India. Sobhag uncle & Anju aunty had planned a wonderful surprise announcement this time. It was the wedding of their son Vrush with…
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Nidhi, Himanshu, Twisha and Garv
Nidhi, Himanshu, Twisha and Garv

Dear Sobhag Uncle, I know this is quite delayed and we have definitely missed the opportunity to feature on your timeline/biography. We got a bit carried away, trying to be creative in how we express ourselves and while it is delayed, we still wanted to share our feelings for you.…
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Biography by Anna Meerkin
Biography by Anna Meerkin

My name is Anna Meerkin and I live in Pinner, London. A friendship was formed with Sobhag Haria when he moved into the flat that was directly opposite mine around October 2010. There have been some challenging situations in my life and therefore, I wish to write about how Sobhag…
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Chandni, Jay and Kaylan Patel
Chandni, Jay and Kaylan Patel

My name is Chandni Patel. I am married and a mother to a beautiful baby Kaylan. I live in Mwanza, Tanzania. I have known Sobhag uncle (who I proudly call papa) for 10 years now. I met Papa and Anju Aunty for the first time in 2010 when I had visited…
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Khyati and Mitul Patel
Khyati and Mitul Patel

My name is Khyati Patel (formerly Modi). I am 33 years old and currently residing in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.I met Mr. Sobhag Haria also lovingly known as papa when I was only 22 years old. Our relationship feels like ages ago but still holds fond and fresh memories of…
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Sona and Beju Haria
Sona and Beju Haria

Hi Kaka As a person you are confident, patient and put others before you.  I see these qualities is my children every day. Pasha is extremely patient and focused on what she wants. She is not competitive. These are all your qualities.  Shrey is very social and a go getter.…
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Memorable events with Sobhag masa
Memorable events with Sobhag masa

 Nilesh, Mamta, Raj, Rushina & Sonali Ambasana 

Bharti and Sanjay Somaiya
Bharti and Sanjay Somaiya

Letter in Gujarati

Jyoti Nitin Anadkat
Jyoti Nitin Anadkat

Letter in Written Gujarati

Hiten and Deepa Somaiya
Hiten and Deepa Somaiya

We Hiten and Deepa currently living in Mumbai. The first time I heard about Sobhag uncle was through my youngest sister Manisha living in the UK. I remember the time when she was struggling a lot and he looked after her and made sure she stood up on her own…
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Pooja Lalji (Dina)
Pooja Lalji (Dina)

Sobhag Mama:So, I must've been around 15/16 years old when I first met Sobhag Mama and one of the first things i realised about Mama was how giving and caring he was. He instantly made me feel part of the family. Whether it was needing advice, a positive talk or telling off, you can…
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Rajni Patani’s impression and Bharti’s Endorsement
Rajni Patani’s impression and Bharti’s Endorsement

                                                          SOBHAG HARIA BIOGRAPHY I arrived in the U.K. in May 2003 from Kenya for permanent settlement. I first met Sobhag early in the year 2005 when I was first invited by Prabhulal (Metro) of Club 25 to attend one of their meetings as a guest. This soon became a regular…
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Dina Gohil
Dina Gohil

Letter written in Gujarati

Nila and Mahesh Gosrani
Nila and Mahesh Gosrani

We currently live in Stanmore, London. An eventful life such as yours has been, should be chronicled for posterity and I am so pleased that you are actually doing it after talking about it for quite some time.Ever since I have met you, I think about 15 years ago, at…
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Dhiru & Rami
Dhiru & Rami

We Dhiru and Rami are currently living in Stanmore, London. DHIRU  We came to talking closely after Sobhag Haria (previously Shah) joined CLUB 25 and our regular meeting every month. It has been always a good conversation in light of our conversation he would always have a different and deep…
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Ridhi Lalji (Dina)
Ridhi Lalji (Dina)

My name is Ridhi Lalji, Dina’s daughter and we live in Harrow, London. I first met Sobhag uncle and Anju aunty at around 2005. From the moment I met them, I instantly felt welcomed as they treated me like a daughter. They were both so cheerful and humble that I’ve…
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Jitesh Pilojpara
Jitesh Pilojpara

Letter written in Gujarati

Manisha
Manisha

I would like to tell you a story of a kingdom long long ago called Mithila, where King Janak lived. He was a just and loving king. He loved and nurtured knowledge and people who appreciated it.  One day he found a girl in a box under a field, he…
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Kruteen Gajjar
Kruteen Gajjar

My name is Kruteen Praful Gajjar and currently live in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania The first time Sobhag uncle and I met was in August 2003, during my aunt’s wedding, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Five years later, in September 2008 I requested a sponsorship letter from him to be my guardian…
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Oana Hughes
Oana Hughes

My experience of Sobhag and family, By Oana Hughes    The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Sobhag is how warm and welcoming he and his family really are. From weddings to birthdays and everything in between, I was lucky enough to be part of them all.  Every…
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Nikki Sunny Sethi
Nikki Sunny Sethi

I met Sobhag Uncle 20 years ago when i had just arrived in the UK for the first time, to join my Husband my In- Laws. Being my Mother & Father in-laws’ friend, that's how I got introduced to him. We were talking one time and he asked me if…
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Mukesh and Geeta
Mukesh and Geeta

HAVE KNOWN SOBHAG FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS EVER SINCE HE JOINED CLUB 25.  OVER THE YEARS HAVE BECOME CLOSER WITH ANJU AND SOBHAG . SOBHAG IS ONCE OF THE NICEST PERSON WE HAVE MET AND HE IS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP AND ASSIST ANYONE , ANYTIME FOR ANYTHING, SELFLESSLY.…
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Kantaben Khambahita
Kantaben Khambahita

Letter written in Gujarati

Sushma, Bhavini and Nidhi Gajjar
Sushma, Bhavini and Nidhi Gajjar

       Sobhag is my brother-in-law, married to my sister Anju. We had first met in Nairobi around 19 Oct 2000, when he had come Nairobi to sort out Anju’s home. He also went to Zanzibar to see my parents on 24 Oct 2000, to get their blessings and invite them to…
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Shanil & Rekha
Shanil & Rekha

About Papa: From Shanil & Rekha. Papa, or some of you may call him Sobhag Haria, Nana, Dada, Kaka, Mama and so on with the amount of connections and relations he has kept throughout his life, Which from my knowledge he gets from his father as he has told myself…
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Vrush, Dimple & Khiana
Vrush, Dimple & Khiana

Sobhag Haria Mr Dad We all have our own very personal relationship with my father, whether he is the husband, father, grandfather, friend or someone to have been briefly touched by his presence. His impression remains on all.   He has inspired me and others in so many ways through the…
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Jay and Divya Mistry
Jay and Divya Mistry

My first introduction to Sobhag was when Divya's sister Anju had announced that she had met a fine gentleman from Meru Kenya, now residing in the UK. Anju said she was planning to marry him on her birthday in December 2000. Many a time I have experienced that he has…
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Kavit & Dharmini
Kavit & Dharmini

Sobhag bhai has been a huge part of our married lives over the last twenty years.  He has always encouraged us to bring the extended family together through different social events.  Family life and social life is an important part of Sobhag bhai’s values.  We personally know that he has gone out of…
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Krishna

My name is Krishna and I live in London.  It was a great pleasure to meet Sobhag with the organising team of singles club that was being organised for people of all ages.  To have him part of the admin team was fantastic as he brought in excellent ideas for…
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Sulochana Sethi
Sulochana Sethi

It is very difficult to express in words the wonderful experience I  had in dealing with Mr Shah . I first met him In a Sheen’s restaurant in Edgware. I noticed he was very meticulous in his dealings and in 1998 I asked him if he could help me and participate…
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Kishore Shah
Kishore Shah

A brief piece on Sobhag Haria by Kishore Shah Sobhag and I became vevai through my son's marriage to his brother Navin's daughter 25 years ago. During this vevai to vevai relationship of a quarter of a cetury, we had met, as far as I remember, on 2 occasions only.…
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Comedy Queen Lady Amitabh: PRATIMA T
Comedy Queen Lady Amitabh: PRATIMA T

Letter by Comedy Queen Lady Amitabh: PRATIMA T. in Gujarati. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="4" gal_title="Pratima T"]

Sobhag and The Thursday – Elite Club
Sobhag and The Thursday – Elite Club

I Ashwin Shah, currently living in Harrow, London. I first recall meeting Sobhag in 1992 at the Thursday Club hosted at the time in Mill Hill. Sobhag being a very generous and sociable person enjoys uniting people, engendering friendships and building lasting relationships – this ethos being his guiding principle…
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Biography by Sandip Virji
Biography by Sandip Virji

My name is Sandip Virji and I currently live in Harrow, London. What can I say about Sobhag, I have known him since the last 30 years.  Apart from a working relationship, we have a good social bond.  After passing my ACCA exams, I started my accountancy career by joining his business…
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Dips Food Ltd – Dipen Shah
Dips Food Ltd – Dipen Shah

Hello Sobhag Bhai, Sorry for the late email as we have been so busy. I hope you all are keeping well. Friends are truly life’s treasure. Sometimes they know you better than we know ourselves.  It’s been said that our friendship goes a long way, whether we speak everyday, every…
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Vipin & Mina Gudka
Vipin & Mina Gudka

I have known Sobhag Haria for more than 36 years. We met in Mombasa where we were both on holiday with our families. We introduced ourselves to each other and ended up spending time together in Mombasa. It was very enjoyable, and we also established that we had a lot…
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Kanta Mansukh Shah
Kanta Mansukh Shah

My name is Kanta and I have been married to Sobhag’s Cousin Brother Mansukh (Babu). I was married to Mansukh on 6th May 1966. After my marriage I stayed in Karartina for about a month. and then in June I came to Meru to join Babu. Babu was working with…
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Khetsi Karmsi Haria
Khetsi Karmsi Haria

Message from Khetsi Karamsi Mumbai, IndiaLetter written in Gujarati

Kantibhai and Jayaben
Kantibhai and Jayaben

Sobhag Haria, a visionary philanthropist Me the writer Nisha Hiten Shah, daughter of Kanti Punja Haria have the privilege of writing this on behalf of my Fathers and Jayaben’s Family. I currently live in Mumbai, INDIA.Sobhag Raichand Haria, we fondly call you Sobhag Kaka. The immediate words that come to…
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Harakhchand Haria & family
Harakhchand Haria & family

Sobhag’s Timeline by Harakhchand Haria & family This timeline is written on behalf of a family starting from Harkhubhai (Sobhag’s father’s elder brother, Punjabhai’s elder son), his children, their children, their children, most of them living in Mumbai and Bhivendi. Most of the write up has been gathered by Simul…
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Biography by Shashikant J Shah
Biography by Shashikant J Shah

Biography by Shashikant J Shah My name is Shashikant J Shah and I live in Edgware, London Me and Sobhag Haria, then Shah, first met in January 1964 at the start of our Secondary Education in Form 1 in Duke of Gloucester Secondary School (now known as Jamhuri High School),…
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Ramesh Patel – DUKE OF GLOUCESTER 1964-1967
Ramesh Patel – DUKE OF GLOUCESTER 1964-1967

These were the best years of my life in school and would like to go back in time again. I have tried to remember the following and hope you do so Sobhag and I have been in the same class right from the start of the school which was E…
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Mansukhlal Virpar Shah – London
Mansukhlal Virpar Shah – London

My name is Mansukhlal Shah and Sobhag is my Uncles (Mamas) son. I remember when I was Young my Sister went to Meru when Sobhag was born to help my Mami, as in those days the birth was at home and families depended on near one for helping. I had…
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Jayu Puja Shah

My name is Jayu Punja Shah, currently living in London, born in Meru Kenya. Before we became neighbours in Meru, we use to live in the same building with my mama.  Although I was a year senior to Sobhag Haria (then Shah), He started his primary education around 01.01.1957. We used to…
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Ashok and Sudha Nairobi
Ashok and Sudha Nairobi

My Name is Sudha Shah. I am married to Ashok Shah and I currently live in Nairobi. The relationship of Sobhag Raichand and I (Sudha) originally started due to our parents. Sobhag originally stayed in a timber property. Then after our parents bought a piece of land where they built…
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