Samir Bangara who was considered as one of the sharpest minds in the world of influencer marketing, lost his life in an accident earlier today.

Samir Bangara met his sad demise as he met with a motorcycle accident earlier today. Samir was a well-known name in the entertainment and media industry and even considered as a mentor by many. Pioneering in the field of digital influencer marketing, Samir Bangara was the MD at Qyuki Digital Media, which was also co-founded by him. As mentioned on his Linkedin profile, “Serendipity struck in mid 2013 when I met Shekhar Kapur and AR Rahman and ended up Co-Founding Qyuki.” 

While Qyuki was a venture close to his heart, Samir had a long successful career that highlights how instrumental he had been in the running and successful growth of several investment, digital and media businesses.

The news of his untimely death has left many shocked and disheartened including the influencers and digital personalities whose careers he helped establish and grow.

His friends and well-wishers took to Twitter to share their dismay:

Samir Bangara has left behind a legacy that will keep on growing. Here’s hoping his soul rests in peace.