Thursday, September 25, 2014

Phool Inder Sikka


Phool Rani, Nov 1940 - Sep 2014.

My mother and me, circa 1971. 




















Mother, Wife, Mother-In-Law, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter, Friend.
Delhiite, Gujarati, Californian.
School Teacher, Life's Teacher, Warrior, Rebel, Pioneer, Avid Traveler, Adventurer, Foodie, Curiousity Hound, Brilliant, Larger-than-life, Bon Vivant, Encourager, Comfort-giver, Pacifier, Confidant, Guidepost...
The first, and the strongest pillar in our lives.

R.I.P. Mama.

29 comments:

Guru, the life kahani... said...

May her soul RIP. Mother is the creator in this world. She creates every time for the world, molds it and gives it selflessly for others services. Such is the greatness of a Mother.

May God give you strength to go through this traumatic time.

Rgds,
Guru

Prasad Josyula said...

Dear Vishal, Sorry to hear that. May Her soul rest in peace. Condolences to you and your family. Prayers !!

Alok said...

RIP

Vidya said...

This picture has some unique life in it.
May Her soul rest in peace.Prayers!!

Prashant Dobariya said...

May her soul rest in peace. Prayers..

Shiva Kambala said...

May her soul rest in peace.My condolences to you and your family.

Viroo Mirji said...

Our deepest condolences... however Mothers are eternal. So I am sure she is always with us.

Regards
Viroo

Tanish Misra said...

Dear Vishal,

Sorry to hear about your loss. May her soul rest in peace. My condolences to you and your family.

Warmest regards,
Sanjay

Sayan said...

Dear Vishal

My deepest condolences on your loss. May her soul rest in peace and may her strength stay with you in years ahead

Regards

Sayan

Vicky Dada said...

A mother rests in peace only when her children are at peace.

Vinod Sai said...

Dear V,
Heartfelt condolences. Pray God to give you and your loved ones the strength to overcome this grief.

Bala said...

May Her soul rest in peace.May god give you the strength to overcome this

Vikas S said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. May her soul rest in peace.

Regards
Vikas Shivpuriya

Dennis Moore said...

Vishal - A sad time in an eventful year. She raised you right. -Dennis

Sathiya Thulasidas said...

Dear Vishal, We get far in life on our mother's love, even further in remembering her. May your family and many fond memories help keep you strong and ease you through this difficult time.

Sathiya Thulasidas

Vidya Gujar said...

Dear Vishal,
Sorry to hear about your loss. May her soul rest in peace.
Regards,

Sachin said...

Sorry to hear about your loss vishal. This is irreplaceable. She is proud of what you have achieved and you will have her blessings always.

Rahul said...

Dear Sir,

I don't know you personally but have been following your blog regularly. One day in course of meandering through the posts came across a GEM which has become my favourite quotation or shall I say philosophy- one which I put as my office Mail status as it inspires me a lot...

..."when you can learn anything, you can do anything" - such a beautiful, empowering and inspiring philosophy!

Am so sad to hear about your loss, can only offer my prayers, as don't have the right words to express

Regards,
Rahul

Rahul said...

Dear Sir,

I don't know you personally but have been following your blog regularly. One day in course of meandering through the posts came across a GEM which has become my favourite quotation or shall I say philosophy- one which I put as my office Mail status as it inspires me a lot...

..."when you can learn anything, you can do anything" - such a beautiful, empowering and inspiring philosophy!

Am so sad to hear about your loss, can only offer my prayers, as don't have the right words to express

Regards,
Rahul

Osheen Arora said...

Dear Vishal, really sorry to hear about your mother. May her soul rest in peace. Would pray to GOD to give strength to the family and yourself to overcome this loss.
Regards
Rajiv Arora

monica menon said...

Life is eternal and love is immortal; And death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.May aunty's soul rest in peace. Sorry to hear of her passing away.
regards,
monica

Satyavrit said...

Dear Vishal,

May her soul finds the rightly deserved peace. Mother is the greatest source of strength anyone can have.
May God give you strength. Prayers :)

Krishnasri said...
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Krishnasri said...

Vishal Sikka Sir, Very Sorry to hear. The time you joined us, you had a big responsibility and this is an unexpected emotional moment. While all has its own right/wrong moment, everything comes at its own time. I will pray god to give you the strength to guide us and overcome the GAP left by your mother.
LATHA

Sanjeev Sehgal said...

Hello Vishal,

happened to visit your blog and read about Aunty's demise. May her soul rest in peace. We are the blessed few who had an opportunity to meet her, spend time with her and enjoy her lovely cooking when in college days.

Regards,

Sanjeev Sehgal - 818 434 7997

Mustafa Syed said...

Vishal,
Truly sorry to hear this. May her soul rest in peace. I fondly remember having dinner with her at your place. She was a great lady and was indeed very proud of you!

My prayers for her and for you to have strength to bear this loss and continue to make her proud!

Regards,

Mustafa

Santo Reach said...

Mother is the corner stone of every home.

May her soul rest in peace

Ganesh said...

May her soul rest in peace.

BTW, were you ever in Rajkot studying in Kendriya Vidyala on Kalawad road & staying in Kothi Compound?

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