Wednesday, April 11, 2007
This is the first article I am writing after my Baba (Dad in my native language) passed away in India on the 28th February 2007. I am thankful to all of you for supporting me by sending emails and leaving messages in the blog filled with love and compassion.
I went to India for the funeral and other ceremonies, and it did go very well. Though it was quite a demanding process as Hindu, i.e. the Vedic rites are time consuming. But I feel better now; being the only son, I have done my father’s last rites. There is a strange feeling though. And I must say it is a good feeling. When I think I have followed the footsteps of my ancestors, which has been going on for thousands of years in India.
After I came back to England, I have received lot of support from my friends and colleagues. So, I am grateful to God to have you all with me, as my extended family.
Today, I want to present to you a great piece of text, which I received, from one of my colleagues. It touched my heart and left a mark on my Soul.
“Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Pray, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.”
Thank you, I will try to get back to my old routine soon, and publish more articles. God bless you all.
posted by Debojit Chowdhury @ 11:52 AM,
- At April 11, 2007, coach said...
Good to see you back - Cheers Coach
- At April 17, 2007, A's Journey said...
Sorry to read what happened. Please receive my condolences and welcome back.
- At April 19, 2007, Carol said...
Welcome back. Are you alright?
- At April 23, 2007, Alison Lee said...
I am sorry about your dad. I send my condolences and I hope you are well.
Your dad will always be there with you even though he is physically not there anymore.
- At April 28, 2007, tere616 said...
Sorry to hear that. Send my condolences.
The text that you've received from your friend, left a mark to my soul too.
Wish you could overcome the lost of your Baba.
- At April 29, 2007, HollyGL said...
I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know you personally, but do understand the loss of a parent with whom you were close.
- At May 07, 2007, Lakshmi Mareddy said...
Debojit, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Its hard to lose a parent. I can only say, remember the good times and may God Bless you...
- At May 14, 2007, Thereyoucome said...
sorry to read this. and thanks for sharing.