I just heard the tragic news that Silicon Valley legend Rajeev Motwani passed away today. Om has the initial news over here. Rajeev was a heralded mentor, advisor and investor to countless startups in Silicon Valley and many related to the work we do at Facebook with Facebook Platform. Not to mention his inspiration in the beginnings of Google.
Like Om, I too had been scheduling to have coffee with him over the last couple of weeks to discuss innovation and technology. He was always a truly great human being to interact with.
Rest in Peace Rajeev, you were an inspiration to many.
It is times like these that it is important to remember to tell those that you care about how much of an inspiration they are to you every chance that you get.