Sabinsa describes Bammi as “a good friend, mentor, and one of the primary people responsible for Sabinsa’s portfolio of health-enhancing ingredients.”
Dr. Rajinder Bammi, an integral member of ingredient firm Sabinsa (East Windsor, NJ) and its parent company Sami Labs (Bangalore, India), passed away on December 15, 2012, in Bangalore, the company sadly announced. Bammi is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Asha, Pamela, and Reena; and four grandchildren.
Sabinsa describes Bammi as “a good friend, mentor, and one of the primary people responsible for Sabinsa’s portfolio of health-enhancing ingredients.” Joining the Sabinsa and Sami Labs group of companies early on, Bammi served as president of Sabinsa R&D in New Jersey from 1997 until 1999. He then went on to become director and president of Sami Labs in Bangalore, and became chairman in 2007, a position he held until his passing. The company said Bammi acted as a mentor to many while at Sabinsa, often with the mottos “try not to fail, but don’t fail to try” and “common sense is not so common.” He also founded a nonprofit group in Bangalore called Parivarthan, which offered counseling, training, and workshops for individuals and families, for everything from career counseling to family counseling.
“My dear friend and colleague played a major role in the growth of Sabinsa and Sami Labs,” stated Sabinsa founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed. “He made innumerable contributions in the growth of the company and was an integral part of the R&D efforts upon which our success is based. We will all miss him enormously.”
“I personally learned a great deal from Dr. Bammi,” added marketing director Shaheen Majeed. “I was certainly privileged to know him and to work with him. He showed great brilliance, he was a true family man, he was compassionate and loving…”
Bammi graduated from the University of Delhi with a BSc (honors), from the University of Toronto with a MS in genetics, and from the University of California with a PhD in genetics. He did postdoctoral work on a National Science Foundation Scholarship with Dr. Charles Burnham.