Some of you, who have been reading UP since long, know Gramps. This wonderful person bid farewell to us all for ever today morning. He will no longer be there with us physically, but will always continue to be a part of our lives. For once, I am at a total loss for words, and don’t know what to say, except that his passage was perfect, befitting a person like him. He left peacefully in his sleep, content after a nice chat with his family yesterday night. There is, of course, a blank space where he used to be, but there is also peace.

May God bless his soul. May he rest in peace.

Farewell, Gramps. Love you.



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19 responses to “Farewell

  1. very sad to hear this..may his soul rest in peace

  2. s w a t

    May his soul rest in peace.

  3. Sorry to hear this. May his soul rest in peace

  4. :-(. Very Sorry to hear this news.

  5. letting go peacefully asleep is the best way of dying. same happened to my grandpa around 11 years back.

    Rest in peace, gramps.

  6. Arv

    God bless his soul…

    take care Priya…

  7. May his soul rest in peace Iyer. I know what you must be going through. Am glad you are taking it positively.

  8. And I am SO glad you wrote that post – “Gramps turns 91”. I can relate to it so well, Iyer.

  9. Very sad..am at a loss for words as well. May his soul rest in peace.

  10. Ganesh

    I spent a short time with him. It is very memorable.. can never forget his warm greetings, gentle words, smile.

    I feel blessed for having spent sometime with him.

    His end was peaceful. I believe he is in our heart and not gone far away.

    May the lord give you the strength to withstand this loss.

  11. Me

    I am sorry to hear this Priya. May his soul rest in peace.

  12. He was a perfect Gran pa.. remembering him and praying for his soul here!!

    u take care too


  13. manmeet

    God bless his soul…can very well understand what phase you and the family must be going through…

    u too tc

  14. priyaiyer

    @all – thanks for your warm and kind words.. i can’t describe how much of a help they were to me and my family in getting over this difficult period.

    @ganesh – a special thanks to you for giving thata some beautiful moments and a lot of happiness. i am sure his blessings will always be with us.

  15. ROY


    I can feel the pain coz I hv also gone through the same tragedy.

    May the light of heaven shine on him.

    You are also fan of “Chicken Soup for the soul”


    Take care!

  16. priyaiyer

    @stef and roy

    thanks a lot…

  17. I went back and read what you had written about gramps in a previous post. I think that piece was wonderful.
    I am sure wherever he is he is in peace.

    thanks, DJ. i am sure he is at peace, too…

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