Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tulika Bhattacharjee, Rohini
The 147th death.
[Text by Tulika Bhattacharjee; author photo by Pallavi Dhingra]
Tulika Bhattacharjee, a photojournalist who moonlighted as a comic book artist, died unexpectedly on Thursday night, it is said, due to sudden failing of the heart. A closet romantic and thorough cynic, she was found on her favourite rocking chair, holding a copy of The Sense of an Ending, with a full wine glass on the table beside her. She was 34.
Her neighbour’s dog came to play with her every morning and on this particularly sombre morning, discovered her lifeless, unable to play with his fur.
She is survived by her eternally energetic parents and brother (unlike her passive self), her personal library of over a thousand books and a jungle she called her garden.
Her death has caused grief to those she was closest to, and they continue to honour her memory by having copious cups of tea, reading and traveling.
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