A father becomes fearless
"In a way, my son was drawn to that day, to that venue.
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.
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.