But on 16 of April, when I boarded my bus to be back to Chennai, I called him. His last minutes on earth and his last conversation with me is, " A girl gets complete when she is married off and earns a good name at the in-laws. Girls are like the paddy crop: they are like the 'Naththu' at the parents home and at right time and age, like how the Nathu(young paddy crop) is planted in the field to yield golden grains, the girls should be married off to attain the bliss of womanhood." These words convinced me to say okay for a wedding.
His one and only criteria for my husband to be was the boy should respect me and treat me with dignity, no matter what.He continued his advice, " Trust the family. If the family has moral values, the boy will be the best of all. In any case, never let go of your respect and become a victim of comparison. Stand with gentle valor guarded by love. In case of any problem, give me a call and say that you want to meet me. I PROMISE I WILL BE NEXT TO YOU IN THE MINIMUM POSSIBLE TIME in whichever corner of the world you are. Until then, try to be patient and avoid confrontations.I will never let you face anything alone."
|Dr.Raj Kailash Mohan - Painted by Poongavanam Arts|
There’s a tendency for people to make his death the pinnacle of dying. I dunno how he went. I dunno if he was afraid to leave the three of us alone. I dunno if he underwent a lot of pain. But I know for sure, He was so loved, He had a hearty conversation with all the three of us, minutes before he left. But none of these is considered. Many people, treated by him, are revived back to life. Why can't he be? Why did he leave so early? What did he feel when he breathed his last? Did he know that was the last breath he took? There are many unanswered questions in all our hearts. But, lest we convinced that he is definitely that guardian angel from up above the sky, longing to look at our smiles.