A pall of gloom descended on the Garden as news of the demise spread fast. Santosh’s absence was palpable. The heavens also mourned while the skies remained dark and overcast and a steady drizzle forced us to take cover in the shed close to the China Hut for the exercises.
|TWO MINUTE SILENCE - Members pray for the departed soul|
Santosh was to take the 1230 flight to Delhi today. She was earlier booked for a late night flight on October 23 [ref post of October 20] but by some strange quirk of fate, the flight was cancelled. She did not mind at that time since she was told that her father’s condition was fast improving and moreover, she wanted to meet her son and his family who were returning from an overseas vacation today. No sooner had they landed in the wee hours of the morning than she received the devastating news on phone. She packed her bags immediately and took the first available flight – at 0830 hrs.
We stand beside Santosh and her family in their hour of grief. As a mark of respect towards the dear departed, a two-minute silence was observed soon after the exercises. May his soul rest in peace.
Srichand Arora (from Singapore):
Heartfelt sorrow. Santosh-ji please accept our condolences.
Santosh-ji, we are deeply saddened by the loss of your father. May God put him in a special place with comfort and peace that we have included in our morning prayer. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.