Thursday, December 15, 2011

"ACHI" ...... NO MORE

ACHI
Everyone fondly calls her as "Achi"...... beloved name for mom, sis, aunty, grandma,....... as she was......
Smt. Vanajakshi, my eldest sister, passed away last Tuesday, 13th Dec. 2011, at Manipal Hospital after a brief illness.  As I got the message late Tuesday night, immediately I set my journey to ooru, to participate in the funeral procedure. ...... reached Birthi home in the morning, went to Achimane in Garadimane, where achi lived independently for last several years.  Her mortal remains were brought to the house for an hour and then later taken to Indrali, near Udupi for crematorium. Her body was placed on the wooden pyre and set fire, as per hindu tradition. After a couple of hours her body was in ashes and her memories only remained......
She was a very courageous lady, gone through very trying and difficult times, losing her husband when five children...... Ramesh, Suresh, Umesh, Satish and Dinesh.......were very young......when one of the boys, Satish died in the accident when he was 24 yrs.......brought up all children with good education.
All boys are well settled in Bangalore with their family......Though she had some health issues for last few years, she stayed alone in her house at Achimane.......and was very cordial and affectionate to anyone going to her house.......
 Jayaram, Nalini, Achi
She had a good and peaceful life of 81 years, and the children took good care of her.....
May her soul REST IN PEACE......
Friday, 16 Dec 2011

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