Publicis Beehive’s Sanjit Shastri passes away.
Sanjit Shastri, erstwhile CEO, Publicis Beehive, passed away recently. Publicis Communications India sent out the following press statement:
Publicis Communications India mourns the sudden and tragic demise of Sanjit Shastri, CEO of Publicis Beehive. He was 53 years old. Shastri suffered a massive cardiac arrest at his home in Mumbai and passed away early on Thursday morning (September 21).
Shastri set up Beehive Communications, a full-service integrated service agency, in 2003. He was the agency’s chief executive office since its inception, and continued in the same capacity even after its takeover by the Publicis Groupe in 2013.
Before joining Beehive, he was the President at Concept Communications, helping the business soar under his leadership.
Mourning Shastri’s demise,
Saurabh Varma, chief executive officer at Publicis Communications, India, said, “Publicis Beehive was Sanjit’s life’s work. He leaves behind an incredible legacy. Publicis Beehive is arguably the finest integrated agency serving Indian entrepreneurs. We will miss his passion, his incredible focus, and his belief in always being client-centric.”
Colleagues and employees across Publicis Communications and Publicis Beehive fondly remember Shastri as an astute advertising veteran, with unparalleled passion and drive for growth. He was a mentor to most and the source of extreme positivity to several others. In his industrious career, he has helped build several iconic brands in India including Malaysia Tourism, Star Cruises, FabIndia, RummyCircle.com, among many more. ■