Dr. Narendra Joshi, Ahmedabad, India.

“It was shocking news for us and we could not think how we will be able to manage all rituals at Sydney in a quite unknown place and strange atmosphere.

We were totally unaware of the laws and legal formalities of Australia.

And in this miserable situation , Mr. Lawrence Uday Prakash and Mrs. Sharda Prakash from Sahara Funerals came to us as a real SAHARA ( Helping hands from God ).

They stood with us just like a brother & family during our difficult time.

He managed to get all the documents required from Government authorities which would have taken days if they were not there to help us.

It was only because of his helping nature that we could have Darshan of our daughter prior to funeral.

It was due to his brilliant and wonderful techniques that we saw our daughter’s natural looking lively smiling face as if she would just speak to us. It was excellent and perfect technique. We realized this magic maneuver only after we came to know about nature of cruel injuries on my daughter’s face and body.

They made arrangements available at funeral process allowing us to spend some time with our daughter.

I don’t think the funeral of our daughter Purvi could have been carried out better than this even at India.

We are grateful to you for all these favors and courtesies and Sahara offered to us in our miserable situation. We thank Sahara Funeral from the bottom our heart and wish God will keep them helping people like us.


Dr Yogendra Narayan

Dear Prakash and Sharda,

We are writing to express our sincere appreciation for the very personalised service you provided from time of notification of our mothers death to the completion of funeral and associated post-cremation Hindu rituals. At no time did we feel alone. Your sensitivity to our needs, approach and demeanor  was highly professional at all times. You gave us nothing short of excellence in service , compassion and respect.

We acknowledge with deep sense of humility that you walked the extra mile in the time of our need to assist us and considerably reduce our distress as we grieved and farewelled our mother, mother-law and grandmother on her final journey.

We are very pleased to recommend your service unreservedly to others.

With best wishes

Yogendra, Neelam, Chrishneel and Channelle Narayan

Blacktown NSW


Edward Kumar, Teacher / Computing Network Administrator

Hello Lawrence,

I did not get a chance to thank you personally on the funeral day. Thank you for all your guidance and help during last week. I personally found you really professional in handling the process from the first meeting till the end. A big thank you for helping out in the visa application process. I appreciate your help.

Special thanks to your wife for helping out at the funeral procession with the slide show and keeping the crowd control. Please pass on the message.

Thank you


Reena Goundar

Dear Uncle Lawrence and Aunty Sharda, words can’t express how grateful I and my family are to you both for the kindness and patience you both showed at our time of need. We are all still trying to deal with dad’s passing but I just wanted you to both know how thankful we are to Sahara Funerals and to you personally for being there and showing the professionalism and warmth you displayed in ensuring that dad’s funeral was not only done with dignity but with respect. So I personally want to thank you both. Kindest regards Reena


Amith, ShindhuNadan

Dear Uncle Lawrence and Aunty Sharda

On behalf of the family, we would like to say thank you for your support and guidance during a very difficult time for our family.

We received so many compliments from friends and family about how beautiful the service was, how everything ran smoothly and every comments about the quality of the coffin and hearse.

We appreciate all your hard work in making the day a time we could all celebrate the life of our father and mourn the loss of a loved one.

God bless


Kusha Nandani Maharaj

We would like to thank Lawrence and Sharda for conducting my father in laws (kamal maharajs) funeral with such attention to detail. Everything was handled with the upmost professionalism and friendliness by sahara funerals. It was a particularly stressful time and we were glad that Lawrence and sharda took ownership from the minute we contacted them. Everything was handled with compassion and understanding and the process was thoroughly explained. The whole event was a credit to your company and it went off seamlessly. We are so pleased that we used your company and will have no hesitation in recommending your first class service to other grieving families.

On behalf of my entire family thank you once again Sharda and Lawrence.


Ronni Kahn

Dear Uday and Shada

I just wanted to thank you for taking care of us and enabling a beautiful ceremony for our beloved Jo With gratitude From all our family Ronni

Ronni Kahn
Founder & CEO OzHarvest


Nadav Kahn

Dear Uday and Sharda

Thank you so much for your incredible service and support at our time of loss this year. The way in which you took care of everything, honouring all our requests, and taking such extra special care was really so moving, and there are no words to truly express our gratitude during such a difficult time. Know that we will never forget the kindness, sweetness, professionalism and humanity with which you assisted us.

On behalf of my entire family, our kindest wishes for Sahara Funerals and you both.

Nadav Kahn


Nand Kumar

Hi Sharda,

I am the son of Pandit Brij Bhushan Lal.

My family and I would like to thank you, you came and very professionally made my family and relatives view the last prayers. You have a very good personality and PR.

I will definitely recommend Sahara Funerals.

God bless you and your family.

Kind regards.
NAND Kumar


Loreen Lal

A Big Thank You to you Sharda & Lawrence for doing my mausa’s funeral. As per our scheduled time, all rituals & service went accordingly.

It was nice meeting you both & personally I greatly appreciated your humble nature and personality & ofcourse patience in all our meetings.

Thank you once again & may your business have prosperity always!!

Best Regards
Loreen, Arun & Family


Hirdesh Narayan

Had a great experience with Sahara Funerals. Very professional and organised service with the personal touch. Became part of our family from the start and to the end of all rituals.



Ravi Dayal

Thank you Lawrence and Sharda

Truly appreciate the attention to detail and the professional manner in which the service was planned and executed by Sahara Funerals.

Warm regards
Ravi Dayal


Srini Vasudevan

Very caring and professional. Witnessed both Lawrence and Sharda doing their work at a funeral and if there is anyone that should have handled the duties, I’m glad it was Sahara. Keep up the efforts team.


Minal Supri

Sahara Funerals conducted the Hindu funeral of my Nana, the Late Mr DP Singh on behalf of my parents, Mr & Mrs Vaarwerk. Flying in from the UK to be with my Nana in his final days was a very difficult and emotional task for my husband Tarlochan and I. Sahara Funerals ensured that the entire cultural, ceremonial and legal process of my Nana’s last rites was completed in the utmost professional and timely manner. Additionally, both Lawrence and Sharda took the time to explain the process of a Hindu funeral to my Sikh husband so he could identify the significance of each individual Hindu ritual. This kind act was well and truly beyond the scope and indeed capability of most funeral directors but Lawrence and Sharda knew it would help my husband understand and participate fully in my Nana’s funeral. This small act of kindness sums up the excellent personalised and family based service of Sahara Funerals perfectly. My parents, husband and I wholeheartedly recommend Sahara Funerals for all types of funeral services


Jas Toor

Hi Sharda lovely to have chatted with you y’day and thank you once again for how you and your husband showed empathy and compassion and dealt with us very professionally. Very much appreciated.
Hope to see you Monday at our prayers if time allows you.

Thanks Jas x


Renuka Singh

We are deeply touched by the service Sahara Funeral delivered for our father Bijay Chandra on 17th February. Thank you for honoring him and capturing his spirit with such heartfelt service. You made us feel that even though Dad was gone – he had a finally respect to the end of his journey. Your care and comfort is very admirable towards the grieving family.

Lawrence and Sharda God bless you both and always keeps you happy.


Rosie Kisun

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the love and support you gave to us during the time of our dads passing. Your professionalism and expertise in making sure everything ran smoothly and on time made the memorial absolutely magical. We could not have done it without you.

thank you❤


Justin Kumar

Hi, I would just like to say that your level of service and professionalism for my grandmother Chameli Narayan was one of the best we have ever seen. Every step of the way you both did an incredible job and my whole family where extremely happy that you allowed us to say goodbye in this manner as you know this was a very difficult time for us but you guys made this so easy and we really do thank you from the bottom of our hearts The funeral director went above and beyond for us and even in the last stage he allowed myself to view the cremation also and was able to give all of the correct instructions and send my grandmother away with dignity and peace.

Thank you for this we will never forget it.

Justin Kumar


Lalita Singh

Sahara Funerals approaches pre-funeral discussions regarding funeral arrangements with compassion and dignity because they understand how difficult a loss can be. Always respectful of the wishes of a loved one, your family and your finances, Sahara Funerals patiently speak about many options available. The directors at Sahara Funerals are caring and gentle, leading through the painful process of arranging funeral service. Sahara Funeral’s service area is large, beautiful and clean. A class act – excellent from start to finish, I recommend them highly. No other funeral directors can match what Sahara Funerals do.

Thank you Sharda and Lawrence. Sahara Funerals – only a phone call away.


Amu Kamble

It was very emotional for us to organize my friend ‘s funeral ( Miss Jigna Bhatia), but the way sharda and prakash from sahara funerals helped and guided us was tremendously great. I don’t think so anyone could have show that much empathy towards the situations we were in.

Thanks so much Sharda and Prakash.


Saras Maharaj

I travelled from USA to attend my Mausa, Mr Ram Rattan Prasad’s funeral yesterday the 18th of May. I was really amazed how gracefully the whole memorial service was conducted. The personal attention extended by Sharda and Lawrence to the family and friends during this grieving time made all the difference. The attendance was huge, and the ease in which everyone was accommodated without any flows made it so much easier to keep the tight schedule. We sincerely thank Sahara Funerals for conducting this last ritual service for us with such compassion and with their personal touch. May you continue this great service for years to come.

Thank you.


Ajeet Oberoi

Dear Sharda and Uday

Before I met you I had no idea how everything is going to be done. You made everything so easy. I am very much at peace that everything was done so promptly, peacefully and professionally by you both with so much respect to my beloved late husband. He is definitely resting in peace and no words are enough to express my gratitude to you both.

God Bless you always and continue your kind services as long as you can.

Ajeet Oberoi



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