He was earlier set to go to Japan, but he cancelled his visit saying he did not want to go. Then, my son and daughter-in-law were supposed to go for dinner that evening to the Bombay Gymkhana club. That plan was changed and they went to Tiffins, Oberoi. Earlier, I was enjoying my life so much, with friends, with family. I always feared that all this would end one day.

Emtional: Sevanti Parekh speaks on the mike

Today, I don’t have that fear. I have realised that it is just a journey. We do our best over here and then comes a time when we move on. At this stage, I have no fear of death, I am ready to drop dead, right now.”

-- An emotional Cricket Club of India (CCI) president Sevanti Parekh, who lost his son and daughter-in-law in the 26/11 terror attacks at the Oberoi-Trident.. He was talking on the launch of a book called Listening to the Silence by Nan Umrigar at the Flamboyante restaurant at Cuffe Parade.