On the morning of 17th October 2019, I lost the first-ever subscriber to my posts, my greatest motivator and my most vocal critic.
I lost my father.
This was one year, one month, one day after I lost my grandmother.
Papa was seventy and had been struggling for the previous eighteen months. His passing away was peaceful, if not the closing ten days of life.
When he died, family and friends told me that the grief would subside with time, that time would dull the pain. It’s been less than a month, but the grief has not really subsided, so I am pinning my hopes for a longer time.
The pain of realizing that he isn’t there anymore – though in a way he still is – remains as strong. But I still find myself at some peace, knowing that Papa is at a better place now, and will continue to guide me whenever I seek him.
Confucius said that we have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.
Papa was born in 1949, but his second life probably began in 1971 when he met “Anand”.
Anand was Anand Sehgal, a character played by Rajesh Khanna in a movie called Anand, which was Papa’s favorite movie (he wrote down the note below after watching the movie).
Anand’s character was all about living with vivacity despite going through the experience of imminent death. The movie presented the philosophy that even in the wake of death, life could be lived vigorously, rather it should be lived that way.
The protagonist Anand Sehgal had cancer (maybe Papa was so impressed with Anand, that he also took on this very disease) and was supposed to be alive for a few months only, but believed that ‘life should be large, not long’.
He was neither sad nor scared about his impending death. He wanted to live as much as he could in his remaining days, to enjoy and share his happiness (anand) with everyone around.
Papa was exactly like Anand. Like him, he shared all his happiness with the world, while keeping all his grief within (maybe that caused the downfall in his health over the last few years).
He had his share of flaws, but he was a genuinely good man – good in a pure, innocent, unfailing way.
He wanted, more than anything, to do good in the world, to always do the right thing. That is one attribute I picked up from him, and I thank God I did that.
Another thing I learned from Papa was that the best life one could live was not one in which a person did big, great things that influenced the lives of millions, but one in which you made a difference in the part of the world you touched, no matter how small.
He said that a life in which you helped only one person because that was the only opportunity you had to help someone else was just as great a life as that of someone who changed the lives of millions.
Papa was a wonderful writer, and I believe he wanted to do more of it after college. However, being the eldest in the family, he was not given any option by my grandfather other than joining the family business which then took away all his time.
Now, as I look back to his life, I wonder if our dreams are really our own, or if we are all destined to fulfill the unrealized dreams of our parents.
As I remember Papa and celebrate his life, it strikes me that perhaps the best way to remember the life of someone who shaped and inspired you is to realize their dreams. Perhaps the best way to honour them is to carry the torch they dropped, to pick up the broken pieces of their hopes, to revisit their unfulfilled dreams and also their failures and turn them into successes.
Perhaps the best way I can celebrate Papa’s life is to try as hard as I can to walk in the world with the same compassion, humility, love, and joy that he carried with him so that the light of his life will not extinguish even after the passing of his mortal body.
“Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life,” said Chuck Palahniuk, the noted American fiction novelist.
Papa, I realize now, gave me his life. I hope I stand up to it.
For now, I can do nothing but miss him.
Amit Gupta says
Vishal – Very sorry to hear this. May God bless his soul and I pray for the same. Wishing you and your family my deepest condolences and strength to come out of this period gracefully.
Rahul Mishra says
May he rest in peace
It is very sad, in September i lost my father, when i am reading the post, i felt deep pain in my heart.
Missing dad is something can not replaced in life,
Sorry for your lose.
Pradeep Kumar M
vimal srivastava says
Sad to hear it Vishal.
Krishna Rompikuntla says
So Sorry to hear your loss. I pray your father Rest in peace and bless you for your success from God’s place
Very Sorry for the loss. May his soul Rest in peace.
ashutosh maithani says
really sorry to hear the irreparable loss. God have its way to take the pain of one and give responsibility to others. You have bigger responsibility to help others who is father(resposible person) to someone. He/she may be someone’s son,daughter,friend,guardian etc. You sir have a long way to go & we all expect you to be strong to lead us we want to reach in our life.
I pray to god to takecare of you as you have to takecare of many more.
May his soul rest in peace
Lalit Ahuja says
May his soul Rest In Peace . My deepest condolences are with you and your family.
Deep condolences for your loss. Dads are special and can never be replaced or forgotten but only badly missed. May God give you the strength to carry on and may your dad’s soul rest in peace.
Thank you for sharing. Was touched by your reflection and as you wrote a wish of your father, you have now also touched my life and made a difference.
Om Shanthi….He might be a proud father to have a son like you….
Jayan Kozhikote says
Dear Vishal, Heart felt condolences. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanthi !
Madan Lal Sikri says
Very sad to learn about passing away of your Dad…A big vacuum…May God bless his soul.
“Perhaps the best way I can celebrate Papa’s life is to try as hard as I can to walk in the world with the same compassion, humility, love, and joy that he carried with him so that the light of his life will not extinguish even after the passing of his mortal body.”
This is the most poignant obituary ..May God bless you and your family with strength to bear this loss ..
Madan Lal Sikri
M L Sikri
Sorry for you loss !! May his soul Rest in peace !!
Irreparable loss. Can’t be defined.
Wish God gives u strength
Sorry for your loss. You were lucky you had such wonderful father and he lucky because he had you. May you have the strength to get through this difficult time.
May his soul rest in peace.
May his soul RIP. Om Shanti. Take care of yourself and the family.
Edward L says
I am sorry to know it. It must be a hard time for you and please accept my condolence to your family member as well.
May his soul Rest in peace
Sorry for the loss Vishal. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the departed soul.
Shailesh Agarwal says
Dear Vishal, Heart felt condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
Sorry for your loss, Vishal.
May his soul rest in piece and I wish you and your family to gather the strength to move forward while keeping him in your heart.
Vishal Shah says
May his soul rest in peace!
Vishal Shah says
May his soul rest in peace! Sorry to hear about your loss.
Anantray R. Trivedi, Retired A.O. says
It hearts, really hearts to receive such a blow.
You have given great tribute. I share your feelings and sorrow.
Ishwar aa mahan aatma ne shanti aape e prathna. Om shanti shanti shanti.
Hi Vishal, Prayers for his soul and all family members. His life should be an inspiration for many people who are fighting cancer.
Sorry for your loss Visal..My heart felt condolences..
My deepest condolences sir. May his soul rest in peace. God bless you and your family always ..
Subodh Modhe says
You are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your father.
Sorry for your loss Vishal! May his soul RIP.
Now we know this good writing trait has been flowing in your genes. Your father certainly was a good writer and you are definitely doing good to carry on!
Spreading love is good but i draw from your post that one must have atleast a few close ppl whom one should open up about the bad things in life too..
Rajiv agrawal says
Vishal…My heartfelt condolences to you and may god give you the strength. May his soul rest in peace .
Bagavathy Appan says
Vishal pl accept our condolences,as we pray for his soul.
In fact you are making a great difference in your area,as your father wanted…
RAVINDRA Kothamasu says
Any body can’t the fulfil place , God: father , Gives suggests, loves,well wisher ,punishment but it gives change our life .He was a creater our lives to better shine any time Father: rising candle gives bright for our , god bless u& the soul
Please accept my deepest condolences.. May his soul.. . No no may he take rest in the abode of God with ever watching you be his replica. Reading the page your father wrote it portrays how deeply emotional is he.. And yes sir with all due respect I think you have got his traits of writing.. . He will long live in your writings and in your memories.. . May the god give you strength to pass through this phase.
Ramakrishna chinta says
Sorry for the loss Vishal. May god give you and family all strength during these tough times. Om shanti .
Sujaya Kapoor says
Vishal, sorry to hear about the passing away of your dear father. May God give you and your family the strength to bear this loss. The best way to take forward his legacy is to keep talking about him with friends and family and remember all the great moments spent with him.
Very Sorry for the loss. May his soul Rest in peace.
VIVEK KAUSHIK says
It is the biggest grief on this planet to lost our parents. I really felt so much pain after reading, even a felling to visualize losing parents made a blunder turbulence inside me.
I pray to that almighty to grant peaceful place to departed soul.
Achint Aggarwal says
Sad to know Vishal!!!…My prayers are with the family…..Its just one of those life realities which we know will dawn one day but experience is quite different when we confront it.
Sanjeev Sinha says
my heartfelt condolences . Your piece about your father says it all. Very thoughtful and touching. He must be very happy, whereever he now is, seeing your thoughts and feelings for him – because he will see this piece written by you.
May God give you the strength to bear this irreparable loss and move on as your father would have liked you to.
with best wishes
My Heart felt condolences Vishal. May his soul rest in peace .
Heartfelt and sincere Condolences….Strength to the family!!
Sasikumar M says
God bless you and your family. Give you the strength to withstand the loss. May his soul RIP
My deepest condolences to you on your loss. May his soul rest in peace.
Have downloaded the beautiful heartfelt letter your father has written.
You have got your writing talent from your father and have helped investors with your thoughts and insights.
God Bless you & your family.
SRINIVAS M L N says
Sorry about the demise of your dear father.
May his soul rest in peace,
God Blesss you.
Bruno D'Souza says
You are Very Good at what you do .
May the Loving Memories of Your Dad motivate you to Further the Good that you do.
Rajesh Mukhija says
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the noble soul of your respected father rest in peace.
Thanks for sharing the post with your tribe members. I truly appreciate your feelings and echo every word of it.
My prayers are with you and your family.
I have never written here, but this post touched my heart.
I love the way you have talked about your father. I’m Spanish and I recommend you a XV century little book of poems: “Coplas por la muerte de su padre” (we could translate it as “Songs for his father’s death”) by Jorge Manrique.
I don’t know if you will be able to read it or find it translated to English. But this book is a proof that this sentiments about our parents have been always with us.
Thank you for write things like this post.
Vishal Kataria says
Deeply saddened, and condolences on your loss, Vishal.
Nerio Vakil says
Heartfelt condolences Vishal. Time is a great healer. May your father’s soul rest in eternal peace. May God give you strength to bear this loss.
Gaurav Agarwal says
Very sad to hear..my condolence with the heart. May his soul Rest In Peace, God give you strength to fight this tough time.
Ketan Desai says
Very sorry to hear about your loss, our heartfelt condolences!
May his soul rest in peace… Om shanti 🙏
Bhaskaran A says
There is a saying in Malayalam – father,mother,mango and jackfruit should be enjoyed when available as they will not be available when one wants.
Time is the healer and memories of your father will linger on.
Clive Tan says
My deepest condolences to you and your loved ones.
Your dad has lived a good life by being a great inspiration to you and countless others whose lives he has touched.
Uday Nath says
I’m very sorry for your loss.
I have saved this post, because…
… what you write shows an exemplary son’s love.
Your father being so touched by the character of Anand is a gem. I have also stored this post because of the manuscript scan of how Anand touched your father.
I would like to sincerely apologize to you for my behaviour in the past, it wasn’t great. Have changed a lot. Please accept my apology.
Please try chanting “Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo” to overcome sorrow.
Best wishes and sincerely,
SHAKIR MOHAMMAD says
My Deepest Condolences Vishal , i lost my Dad few years earlier.
I still miss him !
Inder Singh says
So sorry to hear about your loss, my deepest condolences!
Dr.Rajnikant Gajjar says
Dear Sir Vishal Khandelwal
It is a major, irreplaceable loss for you to loose your father.
May Lord SWAMINARAYAN enable you with strength to face the sad eventuality.
Great souls always survive in our memory drives,they never depart.Such souls always guide us in one way or other.
We will pray for peace for all.
*પરમકૃપાળુ ઇશ્વર સદ્ ગત શ્રી નાં દિવ્ય આત્મા ને શાંતિ આપે એવી પ્રભુ ને પ્રાર્થના.*
*ॐ શાંતિ શાંતિ શાંતિ.*
Very sorry to hear this Vishal.
May his soul rest in peace.
Sorry for your immense loss Vishal.
Your father will always be with you in your heart . He has shown your a path and now is the
start of your journey to make him feel proud of you .
All the best
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace!
I´m so sorry Vishal! My best deepest condolences and my best energy from Spain to you and your family.
Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you. Om shanti
ASHUTOSH DESAI says
May your father attend eternal peace.
Feel very sorry to hear this. May his soul rest in peace.
He should be proud of all the good work that continue to do.
My deepest condolences
Parthiv Arvind Jethi says
Saddened about the irreparable loss in form of your father.
What I always strongly believed is that the physical presence of father (in whatever stage of health) in a sons life makes one feel very secure.
For me, the most admirable thought from his life is “the best life one could live is the one in which YOU made a difference in the part of the world you touched, no matter how small”.
May God give you a continued inspiration to spreading light of his life with same compassion, humility, love, and joy that he carried with him.
Piyush Bhargava says
Very sorry to hear. God bless his soul and I pray for the same. Wishing you and your family my deepest condolences and strength to come out of this period gracefully.
Condolences. sad to note this great loss. Do take care of yourself and the family
Prasad N says
Each day is like a lifetime in miniature. It is born in the morning, each day – when we awake and the day dies, when we sleep. In between the two, is what we leave behind. Live each day well and ones lifetime would be well lived.
“Zindagi badi honi chahiye, Babu Moshai – lambi nahin” as Anand said !
RAHUL SINGH says
Sorry to hear about the lord. Heart felt condolences, May his soul rest in peace.
Rajiv Bantwal says
My deepest condolences and wish you all the strength to overcome this gigantic loss.
Vishal, you have learnt well from him, for you continue to make a difference in thousands of lives each day by sharing your wisdom and learnings on investing. Helping common, simple, people build enduring wealth with peace of mind.
Anand Shukla says
Sorry for your loss Vishal.
May his soul rest in peace 🙏
May he Rest in Eternal Peace.
My heartfelt condolences.
Ravi Yendru says
Sorry to hear Vishal..May his soul rest in peace
Very sad to hear. Please accept my deepest condolences. May his soul be liberated. May God give you strength.
RIP. wish you keep getting his blessing for ever.
Vishal your words took me out of my busy years for a moment to remember my father, whom i lost when i was so young — Fathers are best friends and guide. Its a great loss, a vacuum that remains their unoccupied.
That generation is lost — we are running after what, where we aren’t aware of —
Very sorry for to hear — Accept deepest condolences.
Abhay Rohom says
This was a ‘regret minimising’ post.
Sorry to hear. Please accept my condolences. May his soul rest in peace. May God give you strength.
Mohan Lal Tejwani says
Sadar Shradhanjali 🙏 🙏
Very sad to hear the news. May he rest in peace. May God give your family strength to bear this loss.
Heartfelt Condolences! Om Shanti!
José Manuel says
Our prayers are with you.
Sorry Vishal, for your lose. My deep condolences and kindest prayers for his great soul. By the way great post. Thank you!
Sorry to hear the news Vishal, may God give strength to the family to bear the loss..
RN Gupta says
The film ‘Anand’ had a deep impact on generations in d Seventies & still holds attraction for its simplicity & focus on openess, friendship, love & basic human values. That your father inculcated them is evident by your open & melodious rendering of stock investments. To me it’s apparent that more than making a fortune for yourself, you are keen to help other unknown people reap investment returns. You are living your father’s values & beliefs. And that Vishal, is the biggest & best tribute you can give to your father.
I am sure he is smiling from above. May you continue the good work.
With best wishes,
Accept my deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
Sayee Probhu says
Words fail as effective balms to the pain of physical separation. But I believe some part of our parents lives on in our thoughts, words and deeds.
That is a consolation, however small.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Pray your father’s soul rests in peace. May God give you and your family the strength to bear the loss.
It is truth about life, having 2 life, sorry for hearing ur loss
Pray to god for peace his sol.
Karl Michael Rom says
My sincere condolences to you, Vishal, from Austria . May your father
rest in peace.
hari donz says
Sorry to hear the news Vishal, may God give strength your family for the loss..
Thirupathi Reddy says
Sorry for your loss Vishal.
May his soul rest in peace.
s kajaria says
we all have to bear this . please accept my heartfelt condolence . may god give strength to all of you to bear this irreparable loss .his soul rest in peace
Vikas Maheshwari says
Vishal… I pray to God for peace of departed soul. May god give you and your family sufficient strength to bear this irreparable loss.
G. Nadaradjane says
What a coincidence. Today, since morning I was thinking why there is no message from Vishal for quite some time. I never expected this shocking news about your father.
May God give you and your family the strength to bear this irreparable loss. May his soul rest in peace at the lotus feet of Almighty.
Regards. G. Nadaradjane
My deepest condolences on this sad news. Om Shanti.
Couldn’t control my tears while reading this post, as I am working in Europe, far away from my old parents in India.
My heart felt condolences to you and your family Vishal.
Very sorry to hear that. You have really suffered an irreplaceable loss. I pray the almighty to give you strength to bear this tragedy
My condolences to you and your family
Surendra nagori says
ईश्वर आपको इस वज्रपात को सहन करने की शक्ति प्रदान करें। ॐ शांति, शांति, शांति।🙏🙏🙏
Very sorry to hear about your father. May his soul RIP. Following the foot steps and making sure the values they have instilled in us right from day one is best thing to do. I am sure you are right on dot.
Our prayers with you to strengthen your family for this loss.
Ashok Bansal says
Dear Vishal, may God take away your pain very soon.
I lost my dad in 1978 and the memories are still there, though probably not as vivid as they were 40 years back.
Arpit jain says
My deep condolence. Om Shanti ,🙏
Solaimalai Srinivasan says
Very sad to learn. May his soul rest in peace.
Let God give you and family good strength at this time.
My sincere condolences.
What a wonderful tribute to your dad!
Manish Tandon says
Very sorry to hear. May God bless his soul and I pray for the same. Wishing you and your family deepest condolences and strength. You will come out of this period.
prashant sagwekar says
sorry to hear about greatest loss in your life. let god give peace to his soul and strength to you and your family in this difficult time
Sad to hear the passing away of your father, Vishal.
Very sorry to hear about your loss. May God give you the courage to bear the loss..
Dear Vishal, my deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. My prayers for you and your family for strength to bear this loss. Om Shanti.
Very sorry to hear about your father.
Our heartfelt condolences to you and family.
Nixon J says
May Lord grant peace to your Papa. Take care.
Deepest condolences to you and family.. Take care and yes, he lives through all the lives he touched.
Ramesh pallavoor says
My heartfelt condolences. So sorry to hear about it.
May he attain MOKSHA.
So sorry about your loss. My heartfelt condolences!
May his soul rest in peace.
Jamnadas Gajera says
God bless his soul and I pray for the same. Wishing you and your family my deepest condolences and strength to come out of this period gracefully.
Sad to hear about your father. May GOD give you and your family strength in this difficult time.
As you stated, he has gone to better place!
Your poignant ode is evocative and speaks so much from the heart.
Deepest condolences. May he Rest In Peace and may God give fortitude to his family
May his soul rest in peace. STRENGTH and peace to you and your family Vishal
My heart felt sympathies to you and your family Vishal. May your Papa’s soul rest in peace.
Sorry for the loss. Om Shanti..
Dhruv Sharma says
Sorry to hear abt your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
An exemplary father. May his soul rest in peace.
Bhaskar Aglave says
Sorry for your loss.
Am moved by your obituary to him
I am 69,and hope my sons will feel the same grief as you when i am no more.
Please take care of your mother and yourself.
B K Aglave
Ajit Kumar L says
Heartfelt condolences Vishal. Your ode is really touching – it reveals the emotional bond you had with your father. Over time, you will forget about all the suffering of his last days. But, what will remain are the various lessons he has taught you either through his words, actions or various other interactions (no one can express in words the communication between a father and his son). Those will guide you (and through you all of us your readers) for a life time.
Rattan Deep says
My deepest condolences on this sad news. May God bless his soul and give strength to you and your family.
Anand Narayanan says
May god bless upon the departed soul. Quite sad for the irreparable loss. Time is great healer….may be but more longer but the memories are for ever and that can be cherished for ever is a solace. Good that deep in the thoughts am sure he will be watching above the clouds. Take care. Peace!!!
Lu Kondragunta says
Very sorry to hear that your lost your father due to whom you have come to exist and live in this world. You have rightly said first they give us our life and then theirs for our sake. He lives in you as along as you think of him and wish to fulfill his goals.
I understand that your father father had a fulfilled life. What else is to be achieved in life!
May his soul rt in peace!
Om Tat Sat!
Very sad to hear about your loss. My condolences to you.
Thank you for sharing. Through your story, your dad touched many lives today.
Taher Ali says
I am really sad to hear about your loss.
May God give you the power and strength to overcome this grief.
Om Shanti Om.
Aysel Ozkan says
Your Ode is beautiful and very touching, My deepest condolences to you and to your family. May his soul rest in Peace.
Srinivas K says
Sorry to hear this news Vishal.
May he rest in peace.
Danny Culp says
I lost my dad 10 years ago, yet the feelings you expressed in your tribute brought tears–and fond remembrances–of my own father. The pain and loss never go away…I can only hope that by fulfilling his wishes for me and by carrying on his work and his name that somehow I will prove worthy of having been the beneficiary of his love and care for 50 years. I pray that God will sustain you during these difficult days, with frequent recollections of how blessed you are to have had such an amazing dad…and how he was blessed to have such a son as yourself. And, with faith and assurance that your separation will be for only a moment in the vast expanse of eternity, with a grand reunion promised to come!
Sad to know of your father’ s death.
from all your readers our condolences to you and your family.
Thanks for writing a good article on your dad for us to read and inspire .
Digonta Bordoloi says
I too lost my father this August. They leave a void. We have to grow around it and hope to add to life with what and from where, they left… 🙂
Ian Cassel says
A wonderful tribute. My condolences.
Dear vishal,we stand with you in this dark hours.As you illuminated us from our ignorance of wealth and health,we pray for you and your family to pass these pain without much grief.You have wonderful genes,thanks to your papa.We pray for his soul rest in peace-DHARANI,CHENNAI
harsh khandelwal says
deepest condolences to you and your family vishal. om shanti
CONRAD DOMINIC FERNANDES says
Sorry to hear about your loss. Recently saw Anand again and its a beautiful movie inspiring you to live life big despite the pain and challenges . Take care
Very sorry to hear about the passing away of your dad. I pray to the Almighty to grant him eternal peace and pray that he always remains a source of inspiration to you.
Sad to hear the news. My condolences to you and your family.
Om Mani Padme Hung!
Deepest condolences. May his words and guidance give you strength to overcome the loss.
May his Soul attain Moksha!
Dear Vishal, My heartfelt condolences. May God give the strength to you and your family to overcome this loss and sorrow.
Sriram Kakani says
My condolences to you and your family.
Jaisimha ms says
Vishal,Very sad to hear the passing away of your dad.
Dad’s most of the time are our role models,our hero and our greatest support…as you have rightly said ..Something we too should aspire to be.
May God give you strength to overcome the loss and may his soul rest in peace.
Om Shanthi !
Bharat Saraiya. Ahmedabad. says
My heartfelt condolenses to you and your family.May his soal rest in peace.
Jadhav Family says
Jayaram Amin says
Lets his soul rest in peace. Every human life teaches us something. Parents are our first teachers and they do so much for us..we can never repay whatever they have done for us…We can only be Greatful.
Vaishali jadhav says
My deep condolence
Parveen Mehta says
Bhagwan unki Atma ko Sadgati pradan karen!
I lost my mother on 7th Sep this year and I can echo your point of “pain/grief not subsided yet”.
Let us pray to God to give more strength to go through this period with ease, and accept His wish.
Prakash Rath says
May his soul rest in peace.
Very impressive and moving blog…
Mahavir Bafna says
Very sorry for your loss vishalbhai. You have been changing people’s life for better through your blog. Continue the great work . 🙏
Sorry for your loss. Your father has written a very good description of the character Anand. After this article watched the movie Anand. Simply wow and inspiring to learn from the character.
S C Balawat says
Thank you for penning your thoughts on your dear dad. I liked your father’s letter on ( Babushai) Anand . Being in college having such noble thoughts is rare. I am sure as a civil engineer he must have achieved what he has dreamt off. It is indeed very painful when some one dear to us are no more with us. But the destiny, no one can change. Greatest tribute to our parents is to respec their ideals and carry forward their legacy.
My heartfelt condolences to all of you in the family.May his soul rest in peace.
S C Balawat
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. I lost my father 3 years back and totally share your feelings.
Sorry to hear about this loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace.
kcs nair says
Parents are always a source of inspiration to all of US. It becomes more profound when the traits they inculcate in us, propels us and become the stepping stone for fulfillments, You are really fortunate to get a proper grounding in life. Although your loss due to separation is real the passage of time and the prayers of your wellwishers like us will soothe your journey further. Being a Hindu I am confident that your Father’s soul will prompt you to lead a purposeful and contented life in years to come.
Rajaram S says
Sorry to hear this. May his soul rest in peace.
May his soul rest in peace.
Yatindra Sawant says
Sorry to hear the loss of your beloved father. Om Shanti.
I wish you overcome the grief soon and start posting regularly.
I am missing your post a lot
sumanth dwarakanath says
Extremely sorry to hear about your loss Vishal. Om shanthi.
Om Shanthi! My deepest condolences to you. May you gain the strength to overcome the grief.
Dilip Nikam says
Very Sorry for the loss. May his soul Rest in peace.
Sorry to hear the sad news, may his soul rest in peace
Pradhan S Prasad says
My heartfelt condolences on your Dad’s demise. Om Shanti.
Hope you and your family gain the strength to bear this loss.
Thank you for your continued efforts in encouraging value investing through your work.
harsh mirani says
you are a blessed son
Sunil Sawarkar says
Sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace.
Sorry to hear about your loss. May your Father’s soul rest in peace.
Sadhguru says that while we perform rituals for the departed soul, its ok to remember who is gone and have their fondest memories.
So he lives on in your memories, and through this article, his life has now inspired many others too.
Arun Patrick says
Thank you this post. I too am moved and respect the fact that your Dad is in a safe and happy place. I appreciate you taking courage. I too feel as much as in every word written. Heart felt condolences and Prayerful regards
It’s been 1 year now that I lost my father at 70 as well. The grief and the pain still remains. All I learned is how to move on with that grief and look at life in a way that my dad did.
Sad to hear this Vishal. I pray God to give you & your family strength to bear loss of your father.
sorry for your loss. i know how bad it hurts. lost my dad recently. i guess it only goes with us.
take care be good