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Sanjay Shah is the brain behind Autism Rocks campaign that seeks to raise funds in support of research into Autism. He started this campaign four years ago and has taken it to great autism awareness heights. For the three years, he has been in operation, Sanjay has helped raise over Dh15 Million that went to support the autism research trust (art) that in turn channels these funds to over fifteen ongoing research projects by the autism research center (arc) at Cambridge University.
How did this start?

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Sanjay Shah has always been contributing to kids in India through plan international, but that was as far as his charity stretched before 2011. However, the diagnosis of his four-year son with the autism condition in 2011 and an unexpected visit by the king of rap, Snoop Dogg, at his Dubai home would change everything. After these two events, Sanjay decided to get back to music and specifically organize invitee only concerts with some of the industries finest including Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Drake, where all the funds raised therein, go towards the autism rocks campaign.
About Sanjay


Sanjay Shah is a British-born entrepreneur that recently moved to Dubai from the United Kingdom. He is the founder of the solo Capital hedge fund that he started in 2010 in the United Kingdom. He is a former musician, and this is the trade he has turned back to in promoting the autism rocks campaign. In all these shows Sanjay has been bringing together some of the most famous names in the music industry and staging concerts in their name.
Though he graduated with a medical degree from King’s College, he didn’t want to be a doctor but instead took to accountancy. In his entire career life, Sanjay has been a banker until he was laid in off in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis. During his career, he worked with some of the biggest names in the financing industry including Morgan Stanley, Credit Sulsse, and the Dutch Bank Robotank.