Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Generation passed Away!

Jan 27th 2013 - 4:15 am- We got the much dreaded early morning call.
G' grandfather(dad's dad), Ritvik's great grand pa expired.
He was a dynamic personality, well-built (though his legs were getting weak), had to use a walking stick. He did all of his work by himself , never one to depend on anyone for his needs.
His wife expired many years ago and even at that time when he was asked to marry again, he refused.
He would love to recount his boyhood journeys, how things were in those times to any ardent listener.
He would even wash his own clothes, never being dependant on anyone for anything.
After my wedding we came to Mumbai and he even came there after a month to stay with us for a week.
May his soul rest in peace.


Vincy said...

My condolences to you and family. Death is always difficult to endure, more so when the person is a close family member.

May God grant all of you the strength to bear this loss.

Destination Infinity said...

I had a great grand mother, whom I still remember. She lived until I completed my primary. She too did all her own tasks by herself and was even helping my grand mother with cooking, etc. I think people of that generation were brought up like that and that's one reason why they could remain active even at old age. That remains me, we also need to exercise/get involved in more physical activities to stay fit!

Destination Infinity

NPARI said...

I keep finding very old people living a long healthy life. My his soul rest in peace

Horizon said...

Thanks Vincy--You would know the pain having gone through something like this recently.

Di, NPARI --It is very true how our grandparents lead such a healthy life till thier end. My only hope is not to become dependant on any one and live like them till the end.