Jesh Nirav Gandhi of Chesterfield, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 15. Cherished son of Nirav and Sweety Gandhi; dear brother of Shreyas Gandhi; treasured grandson of Jagdish and Kalpana Gandhi, and Varshaben Sukhadia and the late Navnitlal Sukhadia; dear nephew of Crystal and Milind Deshpande.
To say that Jesh Gandhi was a Prodigy is an understatement. He was many great things to many people: a caring son and grandson, a loving brother, and a loyal friend to many. He touched the heart of every person he met.
From the day he was born, it was clear that Jesh was uniquely talented and one of a kind. He had always been very mature and ahead of his age. At the age of 9 months he was talking in full sentences; on his first birthday he participated in a musical chair game with older kids. He always had a creative mind and would make up his own games. Toys and sports never interested him, as he found them boring. Instead, he focused on academics and music.
As he got older, he was always his teacher's favorite right from Elementary School all the way through High School. Over the years, this talent led to so many accomplishments that it's hard to mention all of them. Just to name a few, he was Spelling Bee Champion in the 4th Grade, recipient of the Monticello Award in the 5th grade, and made it to Debate Nationals as a Freshman, which is very difficult to do.
His talents were in so many different areas, from having lead roles in plays, to excelling in Speech and Debate. He was also involved in many different organizations, including Student Council, Model UN, South Asian Student Association, UNICEF, Youth in Government. He was even able to do an internship with a Judge, and was able to observe cases and trials with him.
As a person, he always found a way to light up the room with his eyes, as they got really big everytime he talked or listened to someone. He was able to relate to people of all ages and always left a lasting impression. He always pushed himself to achieve the impossible, such as becoming the President one day. He found ways to make the best out of any situation. Most importantly, he was always there to support you through thick and thin. He always told people how much he cared for them; he never hung up a phone call without saying "I love you."
Jesh left nothing but great memories and will forever remain in the hearts of everyone that he met, and we know that those same bright eyes will always be looking down on us.