A Kiwi-Indian man has died on Monday night (July 26) at his workplace in Auckland leaving his wife and nine-month-old kid absolutely shattered and distraught.

31-year-old Siddhartha Dasson, originally from Batala, Punjab passed away suddenly during his night shift at BP Weymouth, expectedly leaving the wife Shreejana Kadel, in utter disbelief and shock.

His other day job was in the hospitality industry at The Sebel Quay West Auckland.

Sidharth was married to Shreena – a native of Nepal since 2013 back in India after being in relationship for many years.  

Speaking to the Indian Weekender Shreena said, “I am very close to Sidharth’s mum and dad, and they have left it on me to decide on how best to manage the funeral [or repatriation].”

“Papa is retired from insurance firm and his brother works in an insurance firm in Punjab,” Shreena said.

The couple had first met in Brisbane, Australia in 2009 where both of them were pursuing international education – Shreena studied in hair dressing and Siddhartha studying hospitality to become a chef.

They fell in love and returned back to India in 2011 to meet each other’s parents and take their blessings for the new married life.

The couple had initial plans of leaving for Australia after completing their higher study in New Zealand, however Sidhhartha fell in love with New Zealand and the lifestyle, and they decided to change the plan and lay down roots and start family here in NZ.

As a part of their plans to live permanently in New Zealand, the couple had recently applied for Essential Skills work visa on July 13 and were confident of a favourable outcome as their application was fully supported by their employer.

Earlier, only nine months ago the couple had a new member in the family son Zayden Kadel Dasson at Middlemore hospital which has changed their lives for ever Shreena told the Indian Weekender.

Community rallies to support the young family.

When the Indian Weekender first spoke with Shreena she said, “I do need help, but I don’t know what?”

Following this the word spread out and the community has rallied together to fundraise for the young family.

Dinesh Khadka, the immediate past President of Nepal Society of New Zealand told the Indian Weekender that a givealittle page has been created and we are getting generous support from our Nepalese and the Kiwi-Indian community.

At the time of the publishing of this story 501 generous doners have donated $22, 853 in less than 20 hours after the creation of the Givealittle page.

However, appealing to the community Dinesh Khadka said, “We are requesting our communities to continue to shower love, kindness and compassion to support Shreena and her infant child in this distressful time.”

The community is urged to send their contribution here

Shreena is planning to remain in New Zealand an do n’t return back immediate to India, because she is scared that the current closed border regime might not allow her back into the country and threaten everything Siddhartha and she have worked upon to create a life in New Zealand.

She remains clueless as of now if she can seek help from Immigration New Zealand and the government to be allowed to travel overseas for emotional support and have the ability to return back after few months.