Dr. Samit Malhotra
Dr. Samit Malhotra, father, husband, son, brother, and friend, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 in his home of eight years in Stamford, CT at the age of 47. His death was unexpected and has caused significant grief to a family that loved him greatly. Dr. Malhotra is survived by his wife Divya Malhotra; his two daughters Rhea Malhotra and Myra Malhotra; his father Vijay Malhotra; his sister and her husband Ashu Sackett and Major Caleb Sackett and his beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.Dr. Malhotra was born in Ludhiana, India on February 22, 1974 to Vijay and Veena Malhotra and raised in Dubai, UAE. Samit and Divya met and fell in love in 1993 and eventually married on May 7, 2000. They built a life together, raising two beautiful girls, Rhea and Myra, who continue to remind us every day of him. Samit was a great father that provided everything for his girls. Seeing his family happy always put a smile on his face. He loved every second he spent with his daughters and supported them through all their endeavors. He loved doing arts and crafts with them and guiding them through life’s challenges. Along with being a great family man, he was also a good friend who had a giving soul. For those who knew him both professionally and personally, he was truly a magnanimous man that was loved by everyone around him. Aside from his family, he was most proud of his professional achievements. He graduated from the University of Mysore, India with a M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery). Following his graduation, he immigrated to the U.S. and began his Residency in Adult Neurology at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY. After completing his Residency, he became a Fellow of Sleep Medicine at Stanford University, CA and then eventually went onto establish his own practice, Sleep & Neuroscience Associates in Greenwich, CT. He was incredibly proud to serve in the tri-state area and truly loved helping people improve the quality of their life by treating their sleep issues. Dr. Samit Malhotra was driven and focused. His dedication to his work was appreciated by his patients, along with his sense of humor and wit. Samit will always be remembered for his gentleness, grace, and kindness. He seemed to find the good in everyone and would always put others before himself. Samit, thank you for who you were, thank you for your love, thank you for your lessons, and most of all thank you for the endless laughs and a lifetime of amazing memories. You will forever be missed. Please join us in our celebration of life remembering and honoring Dr. Samit Malhotra this Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory located at 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. Masks are mandated per the state of Connecticut while in the funeral home. Prayers keeping with the Hindu tradition will be open to immediate family at 11:30 A.M. The Visitation will be open to all family, friends, and colleagues between 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Additionally, you can join the Visitation at the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7255419169?pwd=SCtuRmYyeXpYNzlsUHBIUHZ5T0JBUT09 Meeting ID: 725 541 9169 Passcode: Malhotra if you are unable to make it in person. Cremation will follow at 2:45 P.M. at the Crematory on site for the immediate family. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?frequency_selected=2 or American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org/?form=FUNPFMPJJTT. We wish to extend our gratitude to all that have supported us during this unexpected and difficult period.