The Greats

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The Greats

One of good family

Labour turns to become the loved

Rarely found in world

Of all the incidents and of all the persons that have come across my life, there was one great lady who had been a member of our big joint family. It seems she had joined as a maid when she was in her teens maybe my dad was little older to her who died at the age of 85 years, seven years back. She also lived for 75 years who died about 18 years back.

Her services of around 60 years are great and commendable, so naturally she had turned to be member of our family. She was loveable and strict too, she managed the family next to my Great Grandma. She was the favourite of all and my dearest. My Great Grandpa who made so many properties left one for her. Likewise there were men too who were of the same stature. My salutations to them.

Gone are the days of such persons. I don’t know if such persons were there only in an Indian set up. Maybe they are available all over the world even today. Here goes the statement ‘Love and you will be Loved’.  

I dedicate this Haiku to my beloved Gaurawwa and others who dedicated their lives for us.

16 thoughts on “The Greats

    The Typewriter said:
    January 12, 2023 at 7:40 am


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    Gail said:
    January 12, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    What a beautiful tribute. 🌟✨💫

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      January 12, 2023 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Gail
      I used to always think about it and could do something about it.
      I mean Write about them, atleast so.

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    boundlessblessingsblog said:
    January 12, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    True you had people like that who were kind and generous towards the women who worked for us. Lovely and beautiful post, Shiva 😊


    hemasubramaniam said:
    January 13, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Ineffable joy experienced reading this Shiva!
    loved this!
    What an admirable trait you have been ingrained with !!

    The way you bring forth n pour the love n affection n gratitude is commendable!
    Shows how much you love n respect each individual
    These gems are indeed our blessings n sometimes more than a family member.
    My dad in law too had a similar situation wherein the maharaj.. the cook was adored by one n all no’s given an house in Bangalore n the farm hands are all Lakhpati’s,
    Can relate to this wholeheartedly.
    May we be as humble n grateful as You!!
    Stay blessed!!

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    Shivangi said:
    January 15, 2023 at 12:58 am

    She must have been a treasure 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      January 15, 2023 at 6:11 pm

      Definitely Yes and was powerful too.
      She did serve for 4 generations with same attitude. She was having such a lot of energy. Hats off to her.

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    SimplyEtta said:
    January 21, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    Well written and a wonderful tribute. There was a such a person in my family, she was my grandmother who sadly passed away nearly 20years ago. Her presence is still greatly missed each day. Thank you for sharing xx


    sharmishtha basu said:
    February 8, 2023 at 8:33 am

    great post! Loved the pix 🙂

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    Avigail (Hineini…I’m here) said:
    March 2, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Lovely tribute to a very important person in your life. From your words, I see the strength of her love and integrity as a role model. She lives on in spirit.


    Meenakshi Sethi said:
    March 18, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Superb 👍

    Liked by 1 person

You have come all the way , May be crossing Seven Oceans , Mountains and Forests, would you not want to say something instead of going Bare Handed.........

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