A Tribute to Shri N. D. Shete
23-04-1932 - 21-11-2008
Shri N. D. Shete, famously known as Shete Saab of Indian Development Foundation passed away on 21st Nov. 2008.
Shete Saab was ailing for a couple of months and when the cure became near impossible, he finally left for heavenly abode on 21st Nov.
Shri Shete was looking after the Finance and Accounts work of IDF for nearly two decades and he did his work it with great devotion and determination.
He was a good writer in Marathi and has several books to his credit. An able speaker in Marathi, Hindi and English, his advocacy for the poor and the sick was commendable.
Dr. Pillai, the founder President of IDF met Shri Shete on 7th January 1955 and worked together in a government office. Career in life took them to different destinations. They branched off to different work areas, only to be united again in IDF for the past 20 years.
Shete Saab joined IDF immediately after his retirement from government service to serve the poor and the needy. Social work was his greatest passion. He used to travel to all the northern projects and schools viz., Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab etc., and give talks to students on leprosy awareness programmes.
A man with great principles and discipline, Shete saab dealt all matters with a radiating smile.
We in IDF miss Shri Shete Saab and feel ourselves poorer by his departure. Let us pray for eternal rest of the departed soul.
IDF Board of Trustees, IDF team, ambassadors and well-wishers condole the passing away of Shri N. D. Shete and convey their heartfelt condolences to his son Mr. Priyadarshan Shete and members in the family.