Friends of Anjool Malde, entrepreneur and stockbroker, celebrate his wonderful life


On Thursday, 9 July, close friends and family of Anjool "Jools" Malde gathered to celebrate his life at Eight Club, a private members club in the City of London. His birthday party had been planned for that date, but became an opportunity for loved ones to come together and celebrate the joy and inspiration Jools was to each of them.

Friends paid tribute to his life and achievements. A fellow Oxford alumnus, Anup Parikh, performed an instrumentally accompanied Hindu prayer. Xander Mahony, a university friend and client, demonstrated the moonwalk Jools had taught him; the event drew a variety of people from a range of backgrounds, all of whom knew Jools and contributed memories and stories, revealing the personal impact Jools had on many lives.

Irra K, in a speech to those attending, passed the crowd a message from Jools' father, Bharat, who said, "This is a party for his young friends... all should dance, laugh and celebrate Anjool's life." They did.

Close friend Sweta Chakraborty created a slideshow for guests to view. She chose more than 100 images from thousands of archived, photographic memories. There was also a picture of Jools and a tribute book for personal messages. In reference to his blown-up portrait Sweta said, "Jools would have been so amused that I've been carrying his 2x3 ft. face around with me all day. He was, after all, larger than life."

Deutsche Bank colleague and long-standing friend Barry Bagirathan compiled a CD for the occasion entitled "Heaven Couldn't Wait", which included Jools' performance of Shaggy's "Angel". Barry later explained, "I would only make CDs for two people: Jessica Alba and Jools."

Michael Kay, a fellow Oxford graduate and close friend commented, "Jools achieved more in his 25 years of life than most successful people achieve in a lifetime. He was truly an inspiration."

Anjool Malde was a stockbroker for Deusche Bank (Global Markets, Associate); he was placed 7th in the Thomson Extel 2009 Pan-European Small & Mid Caps Sales ranking. Jools was co-founder and director of Alpha Parties, a London-based events management company. He was a philanthropist who donated to funds such as the Angus Lawson Memorial Trust, he was a former BBC radio presenter and journalist, the co-editor of "Racing Towards Excellence", and an amateur musician. His dancing moves, beat-boxing, journalism and video production can be viewed on his YouTube channel, which remains publicly viewable and showcases 15 of his proudest recordings:

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