Himanshu Sharma Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: A Dubai-based Indian student was found dead in his apartment in Garhoud on Monday.

Himanshu Sharma, 22, was a final year architecture student at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai.

“The university has been informed today by the police of the tragic death of Himanshu Sharma, a student of MAHE Dubai. It’s a moment of shock for all of us at the university. We are awaiting further information,” said a statement by the university.

Better known as Shaggy, Sharma was a popular guitarist and rock band player. He did his schooling in Bahrain.

The untimely death has left those close to him in deep shock.

A good friend Vinod Verma, who last met him on November 29, said, “He had great talent and immense potential both as a musician and architecture student. I am very saddened by this news.”

Himanshu Sharma Image Credit: Supplied

Another friend, Abhijeet Padhi, said, “We played in a band called Slaves of Conspiracy for about one and a half years. He gave the band character. He was always the most energetic person in the room. Living every day to its fullest was his motto, and he taught that to everyone that he met.”

As tributes by friends poured in on social media, one of them described Shaggy as a “legend” and said he could not fathom what could have gone wrong.

Another said, “This comes with a heavy heart.. I loved the fact that it was easy being friends with you ... you were the kind of guy who had an amazing aura around you.”