A statement was released by SAP that says:
SAP is deeply saddened by the news that our colleague Ranjan Das has passed away suddenly today. This comes as a great shock to all of us within the SAP family and is felt most profoundly by every one of us. We will be sharing more information once we have had the opportunity to further understand the family's wishes. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and work colleagues," said Geraldine McBride, president for SAP Asia Pacific Japan.
Das (42) had over 15 years of experience in the business software industry, eight of which were spent in SAP. He co-founded SAP xApps, one of the fastest growing businesses for the company. He also played a pivotal role in the early adoption of SAP NetWeaver, Duet, GRC, and e-Sourcing.
I reached out to his wife but have not spoken with her yet. I'm so sorry for the loss, and will miss him terribly. Hug your friends and family today (and everyday).