Despite a few disappointments, you are still the undisputed king of my life, who loved me the most from amongst all the people I know, till date.
You provided us with every single thing we could ask for, Specially for me as I was never a demanding kid but you gave me everything without even me asking.
Your principles and philosophy are something I still hold close to my heart and abide by them because they are so humane as well as practical. The path you gave me for my career is something I think was and is always the best one for me.
I really cannot thank you enough for being an amazing friend, philosopher and guide and being there whenever I needed to be protected from anyone, be it from any family member or any outsider, and for making me stronger than I could myself be or anyone else could make me. You were a good balance of strictness and gentleness that any mature person could ask for in a parent. I still remember your words “Life is very tough out there. You have to ace being uncomfortable and tough” AND “even if everyone is doing it, you don’t have to do what everyone is doing. You are not them.”
I just wish you would have stayed much longer. I really needed you. I miss you all the time.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY,PAPA ❤
(First published on 20th June, 2021)