A Tribute To My Papa

I lost my father at the age of 12. My life will be hard………….

My father died at a young age of 49 on July 9, 2020. I was just 12yrs old when my loving father passed away one night in the hospital. He was a wonderful man and he deserves this tribute.

Since November, my papa has had extreme pain around his stomach. He and my mother had to deal with so many doctors, meds, pain, news, and so much sadness.

My father was diagnosed with some rare cancer. I don’t know how or why he got cancer but it was known that his cancer had reached stage four after he was in the hospital. 

These past months when he got sick, we did our best to make him happy in his last days. We gave him the grandest Birthday and Father’s Day we could ever give. I still remember when it was my Birthday, he even had said, “ I’m sorry if I don’t last for your next birthday beta.”

I did not care. I knew that my papa would be fine for all my birthdays in the future too. 

In the end, my Mausi (Aunt) told me that, “ He was in a lot of pain. He is now free. Free from that pain. Let him go, let him go.”

How could I let him go? How? I could not take his place ever. And I could not let the fact that he is gone come over me either.

So here is the tribute to my precious soul. My Papa.

Life is like a torch. When it burns out, then it can never be the same again……

Thank You, Papa. For everything you have done

And for shining like the bright sun

I thank you not for who you are

But thank you for the things you have done.

Thank you, Papa. May you rest happily and peacefully in heaven. I love you and promise you that I will keep your legacy alive forever.

23 thoughts on “A Tribute To My Papa

  1. Such a beautiful tribute, he will be proud of you! You don’t have to take his place, you just have to be just like you have been till now and take his teachings further in life while guiding ur little bro as you both grow. Life is not going to be easy but he will be there to guide you whenever u need support through your mind.


  2. Very touching. You are a brave and strong girl Anavi. God bless u. And yes ur papa will be standing strong next to u forever in good times, bad times and in all ur successes. Ur mom Rakshita is very strong as well and I m sure u will make everyone proud. Take care beta!!!


  3. Things may not be the same after this but you can be sure of one thing that no matter what I’ll always be with you whenever you need. Though I am still a learner but that makes it more interesting as I can guide you with the experience I have from the mistakes I have done so far.


  4. हर्ष ज़ी आप सदा हमारे दिलों में रहेंगे
    बेटा आप बहुत समझदार हो आप ने जिस तरह मम्मी और भाई को सपोर्ट किया देख कर अच्छा लगा भगवान आपको सदा सुखी रखे


      1. What a touching tribute to your father. M sure he must b at peace n watching from up above. Blessings.


  5. बहुत सुंदर, सटीक अभिव्यक्ति, ईश्वर अनावी को शक्ति दें, आगे का जीवन में सफलता प्राप्त करने में कोई कठिनाई न आए, ऐसी शुभामनाएं एवं आशीर्वाद।


  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, nothing that i say or anyone else for that matter changes the way you feel. Keep writing, share your thoughts. Stay strong!


  7. So proud of you my angel. You are the source of my strength and inspiration. Your dad for sure is smiling from skies above, showering his love and blessings on you. You are a wonderful daughter and your parents are so proud of you! Keep shining my love.
    Yeh dil mange more, so keep writing!

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  8. Very nicely written dear Anavi. The words show the love and feelings you had for your Papa. He was and will always be proud of you. He loved and will continue to love and bless you always through his soul. I am sure that you will make your Papa even more happy and at peace by being there by the side of your brother and Mummy whenever required.

    With love & blessings,
    Pankaj Bhaiya


  9. Dearst My Anavi ,
    Well written What a touching tribute to Papa,u made him smiling and carefree about you. My Rockstar you will always have support of dad from heaven and you will rise to shy and make his Name evershineing . You are never alone and your Nana Nani are with all of you to fill void. Keep writing such excellent blog . Love you.
    Your ‘s Nana and Nani


  10. My dear princess, I don’t know how many times I have read this entry. Every time I read it, I miss him but know that he is so proud of you. You make all of us proud. Love you little warrior, keep up the good work.


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