A tribute to my father

 How can you describe the death of a loved one?

Few days ago my father passed away. The feeling cannot be expressed in words. One word aptly describes it : pain. Sheer and excruciating pain. The moment you think about what he has done and the knowledge that he is not going to do all those little things he used to do for you, you feel that feeling of loss. When you realize that his support and care has gone away, you feel that loneliness, that insecurity.

I can say with confidence that my father was an honest man. He was a good person and cared deeply about his family. He lived his life entirely for his family. He never used to watch a television or have any entertainment for himself. He was a simple man who could never comprehend any high philosophy or ideals. His world revolved around simple concepts like the prices of everyday  things and how to make two ends meet. When I had his support, I was able to think complex thoughts and do extra – ordinary things. Now, I am completely at loss.

If I describe everything he did for me, this page would not suffice. He was juggling five things simultaneously and still never asked for anything. He never complained about anything. He was always willing to take everything upon his shoulder and let us do whatever we wanted.

I could never have repaid him for what he did for me, and he never gave me a chance. I can only say one thing to my father : I love you. I have always loved you more than any other man on earth.


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Joji Antony

What’s up, I’m Joji. I’m a software engineer living in Bengaluru, India. I am a fan of technology, programming, and football.

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