Community prayer service to be held for late optometrist Ramnik Virji Narshi Shah

A service honouring Shah and his wife and practice manager, Shanta, will be held at the Oshwal Centre, Hertfordshire, on Saturday 27 April

Ramnik Shah and his wife, Shanta, are dressed for a normal event and are stood up, facing towards the camera 

OT is sad to announce the death of optometrist Ramnik Virji Narshi Shah, on 18 April 2024 in Arizona, US.

Shah, who had worked as an optometrist for over 60 years, died alongside his wife and practice manager, Shanta (Shantu) Ramnik Shah.

Community prayers are being held at the Oshwal Centre, Coopers Lane Road, Northaw, Hertfordshire, on Saturday 27 April, between 7pm and 9pm.

Optometrist, Ramnik Virji Narshi Shah, who passed away on 18 April 
Optometrist, Ramnik Virji Narshi Shah, who passed away on 18 April

Anyone who would like to pay their respects is welcome to attend, Leena Shah, Ramnik Shah’s niece, told OT.

Attendees should allow relatives to arrive first, at 7pm.

There will also be a livestream available for those who are unable to attend in person.

For access to the livestream, please contact Leena Shah via email.

More information on the prayer service can be found on the Oshwal Association of the UK’s website.


The funeral service for Ramnik Virji Narshi Shah and Shanta (Shantu) Ramnik Shah will take place at Golders Green Crematorium, West Chapel, Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, NW11 7NL, on Wednesday 15 May from 2pm-4.15pm.

A live stream for those unable to attend in person will also be available. Please contact Leena Shah for further details.

Longer obituary to follow in due course.