CHICAGO: All roads led many supporters and well wishers of Sunil Shah to Sandwich town near Chicago where he decided to celebrate the 25 years of his life at New York Life Insurance Company, the 25 Years of helping people, 25 years of providing yeoman service to people take care of their loved ones.
Not to gainsay but the celebration was well attended by a large number of Illinois Political leaders, Industry Leaders, Family members, Friends and the people whom Sunil Shah came into contact during his long illustrious career with New York Life besides all well-wishers who came to wish him the best for more successful future ahead.
The evening started with a social hour with the invitees intermingling. The Emcees for the evening were Swapnil Shah and Sahaj Shah. They introduced Sunil Shah the person, Father, and the family man to the august gathering and regaled the audience with anecdotes about Sunil Shah. They then invited Mrs. Rita Shah on stage. Mrs. Shah spoke about Sunil Shah the family man; she extolled his work ethics and spoke about him being the strength behind the family. She thanked all the people for their presence helping the family celebrate the event.
A picture of Sunil Shah and his life through the ages starting from a then small town Vapi in India to reaching the shores of USA, the initial hardships that most immigrants face in new country and different life that it brings was vividly brought out. And through all this turbulence, Sunil Shah had been the strength of the family and supporters. From the new beginnings to now when he is able to celebrate life as a whole Sunil Shah hadn’t changed one bit.
Sunil Shah offered a deep debt of gratitude to his wonderful wife Rita Shah and also to both of sons and daughter Niki Shah. He mentioned that he was grateful to New York Life Insurance Company for taking him under its wings, providing him with overwhelming opportunities to highlight its outstanding brand. He thanked his clients for their business and unconditional support. New York Life Senior Partner Michael Devivo, Downers Grove office presented the plaque of 25 years of achievement.
He was honored by Mayor of Oakbrook Dr Gopal Lalmalani and Mayor of Schaumburg Tom Dailly with proclamation, which declared 06/05/2021 as Sunil Shah Appreciation Day in Village of Oakbrook & Village of Schaumburg. They complimented him not just as business leader but also a community leader.
After the family, Sunil Shah’s friends took center stage. Each extolling his virtues as a friend, as a businessman and support. The FIA board members and the entire team together presented plaques and words of praise were bestowed upon him for this achievement. Several dignitaries, family members, community leaders congratulated through their video recorded messages including Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.
The event was held at The Montcler Hotel, in Sandwich Illinois, the entertainment was provided by Ms. Madhura Sane, Singer and Kathak Exponent and Director at the Nritya Natya Academy and Ms. Poonam Bhatia – Bollywood Singer who made people dance while she crooned old and new Bollywood numbers. At the event (in cake pic.) next to Rita Shah is my son Sahaj Shah and with me is Swapnil Shah my elder son who is now acting in Hollywood movies.