In Memoriam

[Remembering Shanti Varma (known to me by the sobriquet  “Shantisky”) who passed away in Dehra Dun, India, on August the 4th after over a decade-long battle with cancer.]

The following pictorial retrospective in four colorful segments has been prepared in fond memory and deep sorrow in equal measure by yours truly, whom only Shanti affectionately called “Ozhim Babu” in the Bengali tradition ever since our Calcutta days, when she & Bob and Lolita & I were in and out of our respective homes for family  and social events.

OUTING TO SANDY HOOK, NEW JERSEY, USA:
VARMAS AND MAYADASES – June 29, 2009

SHANTI, BOB AND LOLITA

SHANTI ON THE BEACHBUT NOT ON THE ROCKS!

AYESHA MAYADAS IN THE DRINK – KNEEDEEP!

LOLITA, SHANTI, AZIM and AYESHA at lunch

AYESHA, BOB, LOLITA, SHANTI and AZIM aprés-lunch

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FAMILY GET-TOGETHER WITH THE THREE SIBLINGS IN ENGLEWOOD, NJ, USA
September 15 & 16, 2014

LOLITA, ARJUN AND SHANTI
 

NEELA BHAGAT, SHANTI AND PRIYA SABLE
 

RAVI BHAGAT AND TANYA MAYADAS NORTON

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SHANTI with BOSTON and NEW YORK FAMILY MEMBERS WELCOMING HER IN THE MAYADAS HOME IN ENGLEWOOD, NJ, USA
June 7, 2009

TANYA’S YOUNGER DAUGHTER ALIYA, SHANTI,  TANYA’S ELDER DAUGHTER ZARINA,
AYESHA MAYADAS and PRIYA SABLE

LOLITA, SHANTI AND ZARINA

SHANTI RUSTLING UP AN INDIAN DELICACY

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INDIA VISIT

I – DEHRA DUN
March 2, 2011

SHANTI and MISBAH – Take One
[chewing the fat]

SHANTI and MISBAH – Take Two

SHANTI and MISBAH – Take Three

TARANA KHANNA, MISBAH’S DAUGHTER
VISITING FROM SYDNEY

BOB, LOLITA AND SHANTI
[relaxing in the backyard]

II – NEW DELHI
SISTERLY LUNCH AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
January 24, 2014

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