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नानी ( Nani) A Tribute

Some weeks are hurricanes. They don’t give you time even to breathe. one thing after another more like chaos leading to chaos. First I fell sick and could not be in blogosphere for a very long period and then this 19th I lost my Grandmother ( maternal) my Nani, she as around 94.

How fast is becomes was…. sad and scary.

Nani ( Amma)

Nani (  Amma for every one,which means Mother) to me meant every thing good and comforting, her white Saree’s with thin borders, faint sweet smell of pink Vaseline, spic and span house everything in place , everything in order, her yummilicious pickles and marmalade’s and my beautiful summer vacations. she was an excellent cook and a giver. She lived for others, a beautiful generous resilient soul..no hurdle or hurricane could dampen her spirit and energy. Even in her last days the invictus in the frail body would get up and do things on her own as much as possible.
 Nani I will miss you a lot and up there amongst the brightest stars where I think I saw you yesterday, I wish you happiness and peace.
My Mom wrote a beautiful tribute and a haiku for my Nani. And when I was reading what she wrote about her mom I felt this was exactly how I felt about her( my mother), Supportive, encouraging, inspiring, best teacher,  gossip mate, fun friend and a lovely blogger.
she is a beautiful heart. Do stop by at her blog whenever you get time to read the tributes.
Amma-Mother
Haiku-Mother
she is unpredictable ( in a good way) like me, today she wrote a poem on me. It is so funny and those who know me will agree it is a perfect description of this insane,eccentric silly  person that I am.
I am posting a verse of the poem here please do go to her blog to read the rest.
A Naughty Daughter’s Tale
“She knows everything,
Frogs don’t dream
Giraffe can’t scream
Snakes can’t hear
Crocodiles have tear
She knows everything,
Lions like chocolate mousse
Pythons drink carrot juice
Rabbits can climb the tree
Tigers watch movie if it’s free……..”
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Wish you a lovely week  friends and don’t forget to call/hug you loved ones and tell them how much you love them. Cos you really never know when you will never get that chance to share that again ever…..

About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

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  1. gaurav kashyap

    i fall in love with you pls call me i want to talk with u

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  2. SOMA ………….
    I KNEW YOU WERE SICK AND HAD THE FLU – I REMEMBER WRITING YOU LIKE CRAZY … I LOVE YOU XO I JUST READ THIS POST MY SWEET – HOW DID I MISS THIS MOST IMPORTANT POST . TRIBUTE – LOVE LOVE LOVE AND HEALING
    I THOUGHT YOUR FAM WAS ILL – I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR LOSS …..
    I AM SORRY FOR NOT BEING HERE SOONER …….
    I AM SOOOOO SORRY FOR NOT BEING HERE AT THE RIGHT TIME XX
    LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH …….
    I WAS THINKING ABOUT SOMA STAR ….
    AND HOW SHE WOULD NOT LEAVE LUCAS -ONLY IN PHYSICALITY
    FOR NOW ////
    AND THEN I JUMPED TO THE CARTOON ON MY SITE THAT YOU MADE ME SO SWEETLY – AND THEN I READ THIS😦
    FORGIVE ME MY SWEET XX
    AND BLESSINGS AND HEALING THOUGHTS TO YOUR FAM ……..
    YOUR SOUL SIS ALWAYS XXX
    ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO SPIRIT AND HEART XXX
    LOVE YOU
    XO
    C

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  3. Soma, I am so sorry to read of your sad loss of your Grandmother… I know how I felt when I lost mine .This is such a lovely tribute your your Nani .At 94 such a great age, your grandmother sounded to be a very special lady..
    Blessings to you and all your family in your time of loss..
    Sue

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  4. Catching up now and so sorry to hear of your loss. A beautiful tribute.

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  5. Soma it is heartbreaking for you and your Mom that your Nani has passed but what a lovely woman she was and will always be my great friend, I know that for the now the feelings of loss are heightened and that she is missed greatly, an empty space for some but you know she will always be with you in heart and mind and at this moment in time where melancholy feelings of her passing overpower your inner thoughts, there are heavy hearts and tears of sorrow, but there will also be a time when her life can be celebrated for the very sweet woman that she was, your Nani for the now and indeed forever, that is how very special and unique she was to You and to your Mom. I offer you Soma, your Mom and all of your family a peaceful rest of the week and of course my condolences at this incredibly sad time. Be very well my great friend…

    Andro XXx

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  6. Oh, Soma. Sorry to hear this. And so sorry for being so late to respond to this. You have my deep condolence. I am sure she’s happy to see you from heaven that you are a happy and devoted granddaughter. May she rest in peace. Many blessings and much love to you, Soma.🙂

    Subhan Zein

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  7. I see where your smile, grin and great sense of humor come from! Soma you have lost a very special piece of yourself and yet her spirit lives on with you everyday in every way for she prepared you long ago. Her loving spirit will be close to you and will awaken you every morning with a kiss. And at night during quiet times she will hug you as only she could! I am very sorry for such a great loss. Much love to you always my friend! And may god bless you and your family always with her golden light!

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  8. Soma…This reminds of me of so much…i love it…Very beautiful,and I am so sorry for your loss

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  9. Oh my, we’ve been in the same hurricane. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you much healing light and love. xoxoxoxox

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  10. Sorry to see this news, Soma. This is certainly a lovely reflection. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  11. My condolences for your loss. Beautiful, heartfelt tribute with the veil of sadness. Our dearest ones always live in our hearts.

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  12. Soma, so sorry my friend. Does it help at all to say; I am here to mourn with you, I love you and will hold you up if you need.

    She is lovely.

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  13. So sorry for your loss Soma.
    That was a beautiful tribute. Reminded me of my grandmother. Take care Soma. And my condolences to your mom. Losing a mother is not easy at any age. I know.

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  14. Oh, Soma, this is such a lovely tribute to an incredible woman and it brought tears, thinking of my Mom, too…may she rest in peace and her love continue to guide you through each day..it is wonderful that she lived a long life to 94; my Dad will be 93 in 2 weeks. I wonder what the secret is…anyway, she was a beautiful soul and so are you…sending hugs, love and prayers, sista~xo

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  15. May ‘Her Soul’ rest in peace. We will say a prayer for Nani Ma.
    A beautiful tribute Soma.

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  16. Soma, your Nani was a beautiful lady. I love the white Saree too. She looks so elegant wearing it. She had a very long life filled with joy and sorrow and everything in between, I’m sure. She sounds like the kind of woman whose life was dedicated to serving others. What a good life she must have had! Thank you for sharing her with us.
    Thank you too for linking to your mom. Hope you are well. Take care and my blessings to you. 🙂

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  17. Soma, you gave your Nani a great tribute here…sorry to hear of her passing but I feel she is smiling (like her in this photo) with you and your family. Abundant blessings and all the best to you.🙂

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  18. I’m so sorry for your loss, Soma. It sounds as if Nani was quite a woman. And it sounds as if she was pretty healthy till the end, and for 94, that is certainly something. Probably a lot better than most of us will fare.

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  19. 94 and kicking to the end. I can only wish. Sounds like an incredible woman and wishing all the best to your family

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  20. Missed your presence Soma…it surely was felt… it is good to read you again and to discover your ma’s blog…I am sorry for you loss but look at the immense love and memories you have been so very blessed to gain and cherish…all my love to you today.

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  21. Wonderful, lovely post. I want you to know that I missed you much and that I consider you a dear friend and close to a loved one. You and Sam were the first two friends I made here on WordPress and that will never be lost on me. So very glad you are back and better.
    Scott

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  22. What a beautiful lady and soul she had. I can see the resemblance. I am sorry for your loss, but can see that her light still shines through you!

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  23. You’ve got me welling up over here in Canada…
    Thank you.

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  24. Oh Soma – this post just touched me so deeply – can feel your love and admiration — spiritual connection to your Grandma (Nani) …. This was a beautiful tribute. Can see and feel she is a beautiful soul who will live on through you and your Mom — and all who loved her. I will go and read the links you share here… Your Mom sounds lovely – and the verse about you perfect!! Blessings my dear Soma… Hugs, R xo

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  25. Hugs Soma. My grandmother too, was about 93 when she passed on. A livelier soul, and more wise one, I yet have to meet!
    Had blogged about her a while ago, here. I know you’ll probably find similarities🙂
    http://ushus.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/a-woman-extraordinaire/

    Read from your mother too, of her!

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  26. I’m so sorry, Soma! Sending you love and hugs xx

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  27. And your mom did sum you up very well🙂

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  28. I am very sorry, Soma. Your Nani sounds like such a beautiful soul. You take care of yourself.

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  29. I am sorry for your loss. Your tribute is fitting and reverent, and your sentiment at the end should be picked up and carried forth by everyone.

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  30. so sorry for your loss soma, i lost my naani 2 years back and i totally relate to the fact that she made my summer vacations yummilicious! hope you find strength and courage in these testing times. -Soni

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  31. A beautiful tribute indeed, may she rest in peace – life learned me that as long as my brain is in function will the dear one I’ve missed be in my heart – the day my brain isn’t in function anymore then I wouldn’t need that part anymore – our heart is wonderful place for hide “away” things and persons we don’t want to forget…😉

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  32. What a dear soul. May she be with you always as she rests in peace.

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  33. Blessings to the women of the family who served as your role model … and my your memories of your grandmother bring you peace and comfort.

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  34. My mother passed on the 17th. Several times she returned momentarily from that deep departing fog to tell me she loved me.

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  35. May she rest in peace Soma. A fine tribute indeed. Sending hugs and love.

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  36. Nani meri Morni ko MOR le gaye
    Baaki jo bacha tha woh kaale chor le gaye..

    I need to go home to see her now, been yearssssssssssss since I last saw her .. this is what makes it worst staying in UK

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  37. To jest piękny i wzruszający wpis————-ona zostanie w Tobie w Twoim sercu…..

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  38. Heart felt. I also remember my nani, who died last year. I was in school and no one told me about this news. Monts later, when I visited me nana and couldn’t find her then I asked him, ” wheres nani ? “…
    He remained silent and then I looked around at everyone. I was feeling something, which i could never explane. Then I left the room without speaking to anyone.

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  39. Beautifully written tribute, Soma. May her soul rest in peace.

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  40. so true, ” Cos you really never know when you will never get that chance to share that again ever”. As we get older, we see the canopies of our family tree thinning and realise how precious is the time spend with our near ones. Heartfelt condolences, Soma. Your Nani is in a better place now

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  41. You made me cry again. I’m feeling very guilty for I was not their at her last few days, but happy i at least went there and was with her for 25 days.

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