Friday, September 16, 2011

A man who did what was right!


I was in Delhi last weekend, on an urgently arranged trip. 

My sister's father-in-law had passed away. Having visited there, was a humbling experience for me and taught me a thing or two about life and most importantly death.

I wanted to show up in person to offer condolences, more so for my brother-in-law, than for any thing else. The reason was simply that he is one person I believe closest to who I want to be, in terms of temperament and finding happiness in life. And I truly believe that one of the biggest of reason of who he is and how he is; is because of his upbringing, father being large part of it.

For people who think, death scares kids, I found my nephew and niece handling it far more in a far more mature manner than many adults.
 
During our conversations over the weekend, my brother-in-law talked about the happy times he had with his father, telling me, albeit not directly, what does it take you to be a good father and most importantly a great father.

If I have to put all of them in the fewest words, it would be: spiritual, soft spoken, smiling, and the man who did what he believed it was right for him and for his family!

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