Archive | April, 2013

Final Journey

15 Apr

Quick update for Ranjan’s global family (“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”) on his final journey is as follows. Timing is approximate.

27 March 2013, 11:30 p.m.: Ranjan’s mortal remains reached Pune, after arriving in Mumbai earlier that day by Air India 144

28 March 2013, 7:00-10:00 a.m.: Family, friends and colleagues spent final moments with Ranjan and paid their final respects and prayers

28 March 2013, 12:30 p.m.: Daah Sanskaar (cremation) at the Vaikunth cremation grounds in Pune

29 March 2013, 2:00 p.m.: Asthi Visarjan (immersion of ashes) at the triveni sangam of the Bhima, Bhama and Indrayani rivers in Tulapur, Maharashtra

28 March through 9 April 2013: 13-day period of traditional last rites

While Ranjan’s body has returned to the five elements of the universe – prithvi (earth), jal (water), tej (fire), vaayu (wind) and aakash (space) – he lives on in our hearts and minds in the form of the many lives he has shaped, the many ideas he has spawned, and the infinite kindness and optimism he always lived by. We pray for his eternal peace.

We are all grateful to family, friends, and colleagues that helped us, reached out to us, or prayed with us in our darkest hour.