This one is for my father, Viswanathan Raghavan.
Father, I owe it to you for being the most hardworking, honest and creative one in our family. I was not expecting you to go. I was always hopeful of a long term recovery and you left us too soon. I guess the pain must have been too much for you.
I am a little unhappy that we had to keep you on doctor orders in those last few days. And that we had to wean you away from all the food that you truly enjoyed.
I know we could not talk much, except for the occasional greetings. I know you were not entirely happy with our setup at home, but in the case you do get genetically incarnated on this dying planet again, I hope you do have a happier life - a life with more choices than the one you had here.
Having said that, rest in peace.