A tribute to my 100 year Old Grandmother | Rohit Gautam
Whenever in India we take blessing from our elders a common blessing is showered on us, by saying “Live up to 100years”.
My maternal Grandmother Dhaniya Devi fondly called as Nani, who is now 100years has been blessed with immortality, I guess. Born and bought up in an orthodox family where girls had no privilege to attend school. She had managed to learn a little from every opportunity that came through her way and worked in Central Food Corporation of India with a decent living. Married at an early age and a widow with 8 children to look after had a tough life. She has never lost hopes. Fought with all the hurdles and stood firm to protect her family.
Devi a symbol of power and women as profound love has been tried and tested for ages. She surrenders herself unconditionally for love of her children and protects them from every danger like a lioness. All she needs is love and care in return.
My Nani, at this time is in age of fragile. Having seen 3 generations and almost travelling half of India is now bedridden. A powerful lady like her now sleeps like a baby. She has lost her vision and her hearing power is also diminishing. Is it not the irony to see my strongest nani, who never took anyone’s obligation now has to wait for people to attend to her slightest need. Is it not an irony for her to wait for her time to come!!!
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