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1933 Kutiyana ( Sunday 19th October 2008 (Aaso Vad Pancham (5), 2064) Tooting,
Jaya Shri Krishna
Om Namah Shivaya
Sunday 19th October 2008
(Aaso Vad Pancham (5), 2064)
Shree Chunilal Chhaganlal Morarji Challa
Eldest son of Late Shantaben and Late Shree Chhaganlal Morarji
Farewell my love, you were so special and kind. My heart aches so much and I wish that it could be different. If only I can see you, hear your loving voice and feel your arms around me once more. All those memories that we've shared in our 50 blissful years together will always be special to me.
I hold you close within my heart and there you shall remain to walk with me throughout the rest of my life. So until we meet again in our next lifetime, as we vowed, please guide us here while we remain on earth.
Wife: Pushpa Chunilal
Sons: Bhaskar and Rupin Chunilal
Daughter-in-law to be: Jennifer
Grand children: Selena, Zena and Kieran
We wish to convey our sincere gratitude to all our relatives, friends and well-wishers for their support, sympathy, condolences by personal visit, telephone, e-mails and paying their respects at the funeral.
Son Bhaskar’s Funeral speech
“It is rare to be born a human being. The number of those endowed with human life is as small as the amount of earth one can place on a fingernail. Life as a human being is hard to sustain - as hard as it is for the dew to remain on the grass. But it is better to live a single day with honour than to live to one hundred and twenty and die in disgrace."
Please take a moment now and close your eyes and look into your hearts and think of one personal memory you shared with our father, Chunilal.
My Dad led a very basic and humble life. If you asked people to describe him you would hear words like devoted, integrity, honesty, a man of principles and honour.
He was creative, artistic, intelligent and a strong believer in the Truth and Justice, a man of his word who was helpful, thoughtful, a kind considerate creature of habit. Punctuality and timeliness to the extent that you could set you watch by him.
If I had to give him a motto it would be something like "wife and family first". My father was a peace loving man without a harmful bone in his body, but he was by no means weak! If you wanted to see his strength, anger, or might you had only to say a bad word against his wife or family. And believe me... It takes a brave man
Understandably... If you mix all the values I mentioned you get my personal word for him..... stubborn!
If and when my times comes and someone says Bhaskar was half the man his father was, then I would take that as the highest compliment and die an extremely happy man.
I have not even scraped the surface and could speak for hours about him..... I'm sure he won't mind me saying this but as a religious man he will for the first time ever be placing something above my mum and all of us here... this appointment …..and I don't want to be the first person in his life ever to have made him late!.
I'll finish by saying my Dad was a hard working man who earned an honest crust. Money was only ever a means to an end. Wealth was a word at the VERY bottom of HIS list….. next to words like dishonesty and injustice.
Well Dad, you gave all 3 of your children a life in computers by giving us what you and granddad respected very highly.... A formal education... so it is only fitting that I use it and computing to say my last thought.
"Take a look at the love and affection for you that fills this room alone. ….Add it to the love and affection of all those not here, place it in a big pile in the middle of the room and guess what Dad? You beat Bill Gates."
He has guided and supported his wife and family and God felt someone else needed his wisdom and guidance because he was a truly wonderful person.
You are and will always be in our hearts.
PS. Thank you for my screwdriver and pen... Will cherish them forever...