Nitin “Nitty” Gambhir

Nitin “Nitty” Gambhir

October 5, 1977 – June 29, 2021

 Nitin “Nitty” Gambhir, an Omaha native, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2021.  Nitty is survived by his loving parents, Sudesh and Kiran Gambhir; brother and sister-in-law, Vineet and Neera Gambhir; 2 nieces, Jhanvi and Jaya Gambhir; soulmate, Joni Mertz; Rocky, his spunky four-legged friend.

Nitty was born in Booth Memorial Hospital in Queens, New York and moved to Omaha before turning 1.  He soon fell in love with football and grew to be the Cornhusker fan we all know him to be.

Early in life he worked for the Omaha Royals including his time as Casey the Mascot.  Nitty then worked at Best Buy and later for Omaha Public Power District (OPPD).  At OPPD Nitty was a leader and shined as he put both customers and his fellow employees first.  He left a legacy as a problem solver and lived the Core Values of OPPD.  In all these roles he interacted with respect and a true desire to make the day better.

Nitty found joy in the success of others.  He lived a life of service.  Nitty will be remembered as a kind, patient, respectful and generous person.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 2nd from 9am to 11am at the West Center Chapel followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am.  Memorials are suggested to OPPD Energy Assistance Program or Nebraska Humane Society.

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  • Terri and Dave Herman Posted July 1, 2021 3:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to Sudesh and his family and to Joni.

  • Ravi Tella Posted July 1, 2021 3:33 pm

    I just read a post on FB on how he was taking care of his Yorkie and was looking forward to his recovery and then I hear the shocking news…So sad to see Nitin leave us…he had so much ahead of him. He will be remembered for his love of Huskers, helping nature and a great sense of humor – deepest condolences to the entire Gambhir family…

  • Gloria Guillard Posted July 1, 2021 3:33 pm

    To Sudesh and family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your son, Nitin. I did not know him personally, but have only heard good things about him from those who knew and worked with him at OPPD. May God bless you all.

  • Steve & Beth Haw Posted July 1, 2021 3:40 pm

    Nitty was our neighbor . He was so very kind to talk with. This is such a tragic loss. We will miss him very much.

  • Rich Clemens Posted July 1, 2021 4:21 pm

    Our hearts go out to Nitty’s family – so sorry to hear this. Much too young.

  • Tim Cavanaugh Posted July 1, 2021 4:41 pm

    What a guy! I am so stunned. One of the most generous guys I have ever known.

  • Michelle R DeSeure Posted July 1, 2021 5:06 pm

    Sending my love and strength during this difficult time. Your light will continue to shine on.

  • Scott Dahnke Posted July 1, 2021 6:09 pm

    I worked with Nitty at OPPD for all of his career there. Nitty was a person that truly cared about those he worked with. Nitty will be deeply missed.

  • Amanda Hostler Posted July 1, 2021 6:24 pm

    My sincere condolences.

  • Justin & Katiann Grove Posted July 1, 2021 6:46 pm

    We send our prayers and hopes for comfort and healing to Kiran, Sudesh and your family. While we never knew Nitty, we know that the loss of any child of such a generous and loving family makes the world a little less bright. May his light now shine in all of you.

  • Jeff Hanson Posted July 1, 2021 6:54 pm

    So very sorry.

  • Debra Salnicky Posted July 1, 2021 6:55 pm

    Rock won’t be the same…My heart to Mother, the Father, and His Loving Brother who also, wake up hoping it’s just a nightmare!! He is beside you crying with you too, he knows the pain you are enduring more than one can fathom… He himself is still in shock, You know as well as me we all get to choose our destiny, before we enter the womb. and this was Nitty s wether one believes it or not, he is smiling down on each and every sole He touched and one of them was mine.. Rest In Peace My Brother..🥀

  • Harlen Kittrell Posted July 1, 2021 7:31 pm

    He will be missed.

  • Jennifer (Collier) McCance Posted July 1, 2021 7:36 pm

    So, so, sorry for your loss. Praying for Joni and the Gambhir family.

  • Lisa and Steve Olson Posted July 1, 2021 8:37 pm

    Nitty you have left such a meaningful footprint at OPPD and the community. You will be missed but not forgotten dear friend!

  • Vineet Gambhir Posted July 1, 2021 8:46 pm

    My brother Nitty is a kind loving human being who took pleasure in seeing other peoples happiness. We love you. I love you!! Rest In Peace. God bless you.

  • Arora Family Posted July 1, 2021 8:51 pm

    sudden demise of our young family member shocked pray to God to give him peace and strengthen the family physically and mentally Condolence from Arora Family RIP

  • Teri Dixon Posted July 1, 2021 8:58 pm

    My deepest condolences to Nitty’s family and friends on this tremendous loss. The OPPD family will truly miss him . He is in my prayers.

  • Mohan and Chandrika Posted July 1, 2021 10:10 pm

    Dear Sudesh and Kiran
    We are very sorry to hear the devastating news. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family.

  • Dinesh kumar Posted July 1, 2021 10:17 pm

    With special thought of sympathy and a sincere heartful prayer

  • Neeru kalra Posted July 1, 2021 11:28 pm

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences. May the departed soul rest in peace. May God give you enough strength to bear this irreparable loss. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Arti n jatin kailash Posted July 2, 2021 2:24 am

    🕉 shanti Om. Heartfelt condolences. May god give u strength to bear his untimely loss. Parmatma aapko shakti de. Param parmeshwar priya Nitin ki aatma ko moksh pradan kare Arti Sneha Pranvee Dr Saurabh n Jatinder Kailash Billu Bhaiya 🕉🙏

  • Brad Pence Posted July 2, 2021 6:06 am

    Sudesh so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful young man. My prayers are with you.

    • Girish Kumar Mediratta Posted July 2, 2021 8:09 am

      Nitin ur premature demise has left an unfathomable void in our lives. Our heartfelt condolences May Almighty grant Sadgati to the departed soul. RIP. Om Shanti

  • Greg Slotsky Posted July 2, 2021 6:57 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Nitty. He’s been a great friend since the childhood years of the late 80s. We saw each other almost daily when I was over at the Kittrell’s house and had way too many great memories to count. My mom and I were the ones who took him to Miami and we all got to see that National Championship against Miami. I’ll never forget how much we always laughed about the goofiest things that would be impossible to explain to almost anyone else. What a great guy he was. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. RIP Nitty. He was truly one of a kind.

  • Jim Christiansen Posted July 2, 2021 7:21 am

    I interacted with Nitty almost exclusively through email, private message and Cornhusker fan message boards for many years. Even though I consider him one of my dear friends. He touched so many people in a very positive way. Our world was a much better place with him in it. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.

  • Riti Grover Posted July 2, 2021 7:40 am

    So sorry to hear of Nitin passing. Please accept our heart felt condolences May the departed soul RIP🙏🙏

  • Rita Minocha Posted July 2, 2021 7:58 am

    Om Shanti Om 🙏🏻Pray for Gambhir family

  • Jason Heard Posted July 2, 2021 8:05 am

    Truly the nicest person I’ve ever met. You will be missed dearly, Nitty. You enjoyed and appreciated every day and inspired hundreds of others to do the same. Thank you for everything.

  • Shivani Bhatia Posted July 2, 2021 8:30 am

    Dearest Uncle, Aunty and Vinny- I am so saddened by your loss. My prayers are with you all. I am so sorry and am heartbroken 💔 for you. Praying for you to find peace somehow.
    Love always,

  • Asha and Niranjan Agarwal Posted July 2, 2021 8:48 am

    Dear Sudesh Bhai and Kiran
    No words to express how sorry we are to hear about your loss. We are shocked and saddened that you have to go through this unbearable pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family🙏🙏.

  • Naresh and Meera Dewan and family Posted July 2, 2021 8:56 am

    Dear Sudesh, Kiran and family,
    We feel and share in your pain today as we remember our dear “NITTY”… He will live in our hearts forever ♥️

  • Naresh and Meera Dewan and family Posted July 2, 2021 9:01 am

    Dear Sudesh, Kiran and family,
    We feel and share in your pain today as we remember our dear”NITTY”
    He will live in our hearts forever♥️

  • Jodi Baker Posted July 2, 2021 9:26 am

    Deepest condolences to Nitty’s family and to Joni. Nitty was loved by all who knew him. A mentor, a friend, a smart, kind and generous soul. Thank you so much for sharing him with us. May you find comfort in the countless stories of the positive impact Nitty made on those around him. We were truly blessed to have him in our lives.

  • Jodi Baker Posted July 2, 2021 9:29 am

    Deepest condolences to Nitty’s family and to Joni, and all who shared in knowing and loving him. Nitty was a smart, kind, and generous soul. Thank you for sharing him with us. We were truly blessed to have him in our lives. May you find comfort in the countless stories of the positive impact he had on so many. He was so very special will be greatly missed.

  • Amit Mukherjee Posted July 2, 2021 10:03 am

    My sincerest condolences. Just talked to him last week. A special guy, and a kind soul, who loved his family, and the huskers. RIP Nitty.

  • Doug Horwich Posted July 2, 2021 3:32 pm

    My deepest condolences to Nitty’s family. This is a horrible tragedy that has impacted everyone who ever met this kind and generous man. I’ve never known a nicer person. He exemplified so many positive qualities to which many of us aspire, but so few of us attain. I will always cherish my memories of the time we sipent together over more than 20 years of friendship. RIP Nitty

  • Dinesh Sakhuja Posted July 2, 2021 7:23 pm

    Om Shanti … Please accept our heartiest condolences.. May the departed soul rest in peace.

  • Kusum Nanda Posted July 2, 2021 7:44 pm

    Om shanti om🙏 RIP

  • Baldev Raj Posted July 3, 2021 3:14 am

    My prayers with Sudesh, Kiran Vineet, Neera,Jhanvi and Jaya.May the departed soul rest in peace in heavenly abode and give ourage to the bereaved family to bear irrepairable loss.. My heart felt Condolence . Om Shanti Om BR GAMBHIR AND FAMILY

  • Sree and Ambika Nair Posted July 3, 2021 3:21 am

    Dear Sudesh ,Kiran and Vinny :May memories of Nitty and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Nitty. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

    God Bless you and your family

    Sree, ambika Nair and Family

  • Dr. & Mrs. James Suazo Posted July 4, 2021 6:25 am

    Dearest Vineeth and the Gambhir Family,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother Nitty. I can only imagine the pain, sorrow and grief of the moment . We send our love and prayers for his eternal soul,
    Jim & Shirley and the Suffolk Anesthesia Family

  • Ruth and Tom Jamieson Posted July 4, 2021 6:31 pm

    Nitty had a wonderful soul, warm and welcoming smile, and cheery gleam in his eyes when talking about things he enjoyed. He was an inspiration. Our deepest sympathies to the Gambhir family and Joni. (OPPD Customer Service and Nuclear retirees)

  • Tina McCray Posted July 5, 2021 1:25 am

    Nitty, May you rest in peace. Know that you were appreciated for as long as I knew you. Thanks for being a positive person and a figure to all in many ways that has helped us overcome. You maybe be gone but not forgotten. And someday we will meet again.

  • Anne and Mike McGuire Posted July 5, 2021 1:59 pm

    Sudesh and family ,
    NItty has been the “Go to Person ” for Board members when they encountered a difficult problem with customers. He always dealt with customers in a kind and compassionate manner. I will miss his wonderful smile! Our sincere sympathy for your loss.

  • richard ronning Posted July 12, 2021 7:19 pm

    My deepest condolences to you Sudesh and Kiran. May you find healing for your hearts. God bless you and your family.

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