Dr. Samit Malhotra
1974 - 2021
BORN
1974
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
104 Myrtle Avenue
Stamford, CT
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, Bachelorof 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 whoyou 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 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 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 or American Heart Association.
We wish to extend our gratitude to all that have supported us during this unexpected and difficult period.
To leave online condolences for Samit's family you may visit www.cognetta.com.


Published by Greenwich Time & Stamford Advocate on Sep. 15, 2021.
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18
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There are not enough words to express how much Samit meant to me and my family. He was truly a gentleman and loved his family . He was the kindest and most caring person: that could always make you smile. Much love and prayers for his family and friends.
Betty
October 3, 2021
To the family, know that your loved one, Dr. Maholtra was an amazingly skilled man with such a compassionate manner. He truly helped me and changed my life and for that I am grateful. I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell what a wonderful man he was from my limited exposure to him. Peace to all of you at this time and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. -- a patient
Joe M.
September 23, 2021
My deepest condolences for your loss. Hold on to all the good memories, and he will always be with you in spirit.
Just Reaching Out
September 20, 2021
I just learned of Dr. Samit Malhotra's passing. The loss is devastating. He was a wonderful doctor....kind, concerned ,interested and exceptional in his practice of sleep medicine. I always looked forward my visit and will miss him. My heartfelt condolences go out to his lovely family. I shall always remember him. with me as a patient
Beverly Kostrinsky
Work
September 20, 2021
My heart goes out to you. He was such a kind man and will always be remembered. Sherry (Alex's mom)
Sherry Cohen
Other
September 17, 2021
Dear Dr. Malhotra´s family No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Dr Malhotra was a formidable person and doctor, he always had time to listen, give advice and assistance when it was needed, and yes, he had a great sense of humor. May the memories of Dr. Malhotra help you find peace Mr. and Mrs. Domingo F. Stern 472 High Cliffe La Tarrytown, NY 10591
Mr. and Mrs. Domingo F. Stern
Work
September 17, 2021
I saw Dr. Malhotra just days before his passing. He was kind, compassionate and gentle. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Mary Bolger
Other
September 17, 2021
All my very sincere condolences to the family. Over the years, I developed a special relationship with the Doctor as one of his patients. When I visited him, we talked about apnea as I was a diver, a free diver, and dove to the Titanic. He talked to me about his lovely daughters. I miss him, and I am so sorry about his loss.
Paul Henri Nargeolet
Work
September 16, 2021
Dear Divya and family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I hope the comfort of friends and family comfort you through this very sad time. Kelly Treen
Kelly Treen
September 16, 2021
Will always cherish the memories with Samit. Divya _ I am very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers XX.
Reshma
Family
September 16, 2021
Divya, my heart breaks for you and your beautiful family; please accept my most heartfelt condolences. May his goodness live on in all of you. Fondly, Julie Donahue
Julie Donahue
Other
September 16, 2021
I am deeply saddened by his passing. Blessings to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
New Canaan Resident
September 15, 2021
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