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Old 27th July 2019, 15:05   #121
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Hello everyone,

This is Varun, Santhosh’s son. I have been reading all your kind messages on this thread over the last few days, but it took a while to find the credentials to this account. Reading some of your stories about my dad makes my mum and me very happy, and I have also been reading some of his old posts and memoirs. They make me smile, as if he were narrating them to me himself.

This forum meant a lot to my dad, and he has met his closest friends through team BHP. The same people have been incredibly supportive and helpful to us during this time. He was passionate about cars and people alike, and he realised both of these passions through this forum. It is nice to read about how much he meant to all of you. Evidently, he was as exceptional a friend as he was a father and a husband, and that makes me very happy.

Once again, thanks for all your well wishes.
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Condolences and deep sympathy to you and your family, Varun.

Thank you for your words, which are so full of warmth even at this sad time.
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This is Varun, Santhosh’s son. I have been reading all your kind messages on this thread over the last few days, but it took a while to find the credentials to this account.
Dear Varun, honestly, feel at a loss of words.


I remember your dad mentioning that you are on TBHP too, but the id had slipped from memory. Feels good to see your post. Our prayers are with you all, and for your dad. Many of us old timers on TBHP are about the same age - and that adds to the disbelief that he is gone so soon.
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This forum meant a lot to my dad, and he has met his closest friends through team BHP. The same people have been incredibly supportive and helpful to us during this time. He was passionate about cars and people alike, and he realised both of these passions through this forum. It is nice to read about how much he meant to all of you. Evidently, he was as exceptional a friend as he was a father and a husband, and that makes me very happy..
Dear Varun, my deepest condolences to your mother and you for this tragic and unexpected loss of your father. You have written a very mature and balanced post despite the sadness you must be experiencing. May God bless him and your family.

Yours prayerfully,
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Dear Varun,

We are with you in this moment of grief. Thank you for your nice words for which you took pain to post even in the trying times.

Our sincere condolences are with you and your family. He was a respected man and you must be a proud son.

Prayers with you,
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Shocked to see this news. Really really bad news, during the 2005-07 era his posts and inputs were on par with RTech and The Yeti, and now he joins them...


My eyes misted when I read his son's post. Dear Varun, if you do a search you can see a post; one that mentions about you, that you throwing tantrums when your parents decided to sell a Hyundai Accent (immediately after the purchase of a new Safari).


So fresh, so sad the days are no more. May God give you and your mom strength in these dark days. Be a distinguished TBHPian and make your dad proud.


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I remember meeting Steeroid for the first time in 2006 @ The Turf Club in Mumbai.


IIRC, he's the one who announced the news of your wedding in the forum.

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Old 27th July 2019, 23:09   #127
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I see many names from the early days of tbhp here posting condolences.
I remember avidly following Steeroids story about his black 3L Scorpio from maybe almost 15 yrs ago.
Very sorry to hear about his passing.
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I have never met him, neither did i knew him personally, but it felt like i knew him. It's just by reading his TeamBhp posts.

Indeed a very sad & shocking news. Be happy wherever you are.

My sincere condolences to his family.

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Well I have read his posts so often here and then. His pen name was quite catchy one must say. It's sad to hear bout him this way. My sincere condolences to the bereaved
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This is shocking to read. Just a few days ago Santhosh had commented
on that Yeti thread as a fellow owner. And over the years we have corresponded and gleaned some inputs from one another.

I am saddened to hear this and wish his family great strength to bear his loss.

RIP Steer - now that you're gone to the great Grand Prix Circuit in the Sky...
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Dear Varun, it always sad to see an old friend go. However, this is the way of life. Kalchakra continues.
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Really sad and shocking news.

R.I.P. Steeroid. My deepest condolences dear Varun and to the family.
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Sad news! RIP
Will miss his contribution for sure
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Dear Varun, Condolence and prayers. Wishing you all the strength to overcome this terrible loss.
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This is Varun, Santhosh’s son. .
Dear Varun,

I still have tears in my eyes as I type this. Santosh was a dear man. Always willing to help. It hurts too see such good men (Santosh and Sam must be having a blast now) leave us.

My deepest condolences to your mother and you. May God give both of you the strength to bear this loss.

I know you are quite a fantastic young man and I hope you continue your studies. God bless you "kid".

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