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.


One Response to “Final Journey”

  1. Ashank July 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Really shocked to hear this . Unfortunately , did not know about this for so long . I was heading PANIIT-India during the perion 2007-10 . Those were the early days of ‘IITians for ITI’ , the group that got formred post 2006 PANIIT event in Mumbai.In fact the event inspired Ranjan and few others in US to start this group . I was really impressed with the committment of this group. And for me , Ranjan was the face of this group . We met many times to plan, act and move. I
    was so impressed with Ranjan . His sincerity , committment and above all very un-assuming nature. We in PANIIT were so keen to move this fast and my only hope was Ranjan . And he did not let us down Under his leadership we supported many ITIs , he was part of the group that produced the ‘Blue BOOK’ for ITIs with CII support. I am happy that the book is part of this movement , we PANIITians will always remember him through this book .This is a great loss to PANIIT movement , and ITI movement in particular . May his soul rest in peace.

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