Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ron Bhasin, Dwarka Sector 18B
The 144th death.
[Text and photos by Ron Bhasin]
Ron Bhasin, a filmmaker who made films in and around Delhi, died on June 9 at his one-room apartment in Dwarka Sector 18B.
His body was discovered by the domestic maid on the sofa when she came in the morning and found the door ajar. The cause remains to be discovered as there were no signs of any violence or foul play. The investigations are still on and police have not ruled out the possibility of suicide or murder.
Apart from making films, Mr Bhasin had written a small book of poetry. All the 50 copies were hand-made and were sold to strangers in onnaught Place. A month before his death, he received a letter from one of the 50 people who took his book. The letter was by Mrinali Sen, a Delhi University student, who wrote: “I found all the poems to be starkly honest but also inexplicably morose.”
The last call he made, was to his friend Harsimran. He told him to take all his books and keep them.
A poem was found clenched in his hand. It read:
“Aur kabhi akele ho/Toh mera geet ga lena
Akelepan mein likha tha/Gale laga lena”
Mr Bhasin is survived by his friends who loved him.
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Images of Ron Bhasin