Citizens of Dubai geared up for Autism Awareness Month in April with an action packed Autism Rocks Festival. Popular rappers and hip hop performers like Tyga and Flo Rider were in attendance, and gave guest a very entertaining live show. Autism Rocks is out to change the way the world views Autism and the children affected by it. Donations received during the festival are used to fund more research into the condition, and ways to better manage and possibly prevent Autism. Autism Rocks was founded in 2014 by Sanjay Shah Denmark and his wife Usha with motivation from their autistic son Nikhil. Since its launch, Autism Rocks has raised more than £600,000 towards the fight against Autism and raising awareness about the condition.
SanJay Shah is a successful businessman and philanthropist. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Solo Capital Partners and the co-founder of Autism Rocks organization. He has been in heavy support of children in India for the last decade through Plan International. Shah grew up in Central London where he studied medicine at King’s College. After a few semesters. he decided that medicine was not his calling and left medical school to become an accountant. He began working as an investment broker for Merrill Lynch. This to was short lived, and Shah quickly grew tired of the traditional eight to ten hours a day office job.
Eager to break free from the stress and repetition that his current position offered, Shah began t o formulate his own business plan. Armed with his education and investment banking experience he purchased a small office and hired a small team of recent college graduates and traders. Shah founded Solo Capital Partners and within five years he manage to grow his net worth to $280 million. Once he felt that Solo Capital was stable enough to stand on its own, Shah retired from the business world and turned his attention to the world of philanthropy. After several disappointing visits with specialist regarding his sons condition, Shah and his wife decided that someone needed to do something more, to help the children affected by Autism. Today, he and his wife spend a tremendous amount of time and effort toward fighting Autism and bringing an end to the suffering.