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Old 24th July 2019, 20:56   #76
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RIP Santhosh aka Steeroid

All I have to remember you now is the lovely New Year eve with Drums of Dubai in the desert and other long and enjoyable drives we had in the deserts of Dubai. Your passion for all things mechanical was really unmatched and is unmatchable.

You were the one who egged me on to get my Bonneville and rode by my side on the back roads of UAE so that I can get in to rythem of the higher speed bikes and introduced me to some great biking groups in Dubai.

Above all your willingness to help your friends, is what really distingushed you from scores of other friends.

Shall remember you my friend.

Pray to the All Mighty to give strength and courage to Rashmi and Varun, to bear with this.


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Old 24th July 2019, 22:15   #77
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Really saddened to read about his demise.

The first time I met Steeroid was at the first Kerala meet in Cochin. Those were early days of team-bhp and I remember him driving to the meet in the first Safari dicor to be delivered in Cochin (probably the first in Kerala). We met up couple of times after that, for various team-bhp meets until I moved to Manipal for my higher studies.

Though we were never friends, I just can't get to terms with this tragedy. May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to the grieving family.
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May his soul rest in peace. A very untimely demise; all of 48 years! :(

Never interacted with him in person nor on the forums. But his trademark, straightforward and carefully worded posts shall definitely be missed.

May the Almighty give strength to the bereaving members.
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OMG! Just 48 years old! This is very sad & shocking news. May his soul RIP and God give his family the strength to cope with the loss.
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Old 24th July 2019, 23:57   #80
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God bless his soul. Very disheartening news. I never met the man. But, I pray for strength to his family to get thorough this misfortune.

RIP Steeroid.
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May God give the family to cope with this irreplaceable loss.

RIP Steeroid
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Its a very sad news to lose a fellow member. May God bless his soul. Indeed very tough time for his family.
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I remember our dear Steeroid from as early as 2006 I believe when he had a great contribution in way of owning a Tata Safari EX 4x4 3.0 DiCOR. I just got out of my high school and fell in love with the impressive beast called Tata Safari because of him! In fact, you shouldn't be surprised if I told you that it was through his post that I actually got to know about this phenomena that we all fondly know as Team-BHP.

I never got to know him personally but I'm sure he was always a great influencer for enthusiasts all over India to sit up and take notice about the family of Team-BHP.

A great loss for Team-BHP. Steeroid saheb, you will be sorely missed Boss. May his soul rest in peace.
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Old 25th July 2019, 05:45   #84
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Shocked and saddened. I've met him quite a few times and always enjoyed my time with him. Loved his cars and contributed a lot to this community. He will be missed.

RIP Santhosh.
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R.I.P Steeroid

You will be missed.
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Terrible and shocking news. I have always looked up his posts and they were always honest and to your face. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
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R.I.P Steeroid

My heartfelt condolences to his family.
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I remember always being drawn to his ingenious tbhp handle and the posts that were beneath them.

R.I.P. Hope you are as happy in heaven, as you were behind the wheel on earth.

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Terrible news- gone too soon. RIP Steeroid.

Steeroid's eloquent and passionate posts will be long remembered. The only time I met him was at Sam's memorial service in Mumbai. This is a huge loss to the forum and his family & friends. May they find the strength to recover from this loss.
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Heartfelt condolences. He gave many valuable inputs and insights on the forum. I believe he drove a Safari for some time and discussed a lot about it.
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