“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” said Nelson Mandela, our father embodied this spirit all his life. He lived his life to the fullest; he travelled extensively and visited many places
around the world; he always enjoyed company and entertained a lot, and joked a lot, his biting wit and sarcastic humour and his forthright manner were suffered by his friends who loved him. He was always ready
to help any friend and lend a hand; he always made himself available when his friends and relatives sought his advice. He was also quite a prankster.
He was without doubt the best father anyone could ask for; though he was a doting father he was also a strict disciplinarian; he shaped our lives in his inimitable manner, offering guidance and support at every juncture of our lives. We are who we are, because of him and our loving mother and we are grateful to them both. They taught us the value of caring for people, of the value of education and the importance of the family and perhaps most important of all, to live our lives filled with joy and compassion for fellow beings. Our father’s spirit will be with us all our lives; yes he will be remembered lovingly by us always.
His daughters Rohini and