Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sukanya Shaji, Hyderabad
The 148th death.
[Text by Sukanya Shaji; author photos by Midhun Mukund and Hari Sankar]
Sukanya Shaji, a dreamer of no significance, was found dead in her bed this morning.
She was a perfectly healthy woman of 26, who met her end due to a cardiac arrest during sleep. Reportedly, this was not the first time her heart went under arrest but nothing until now had been potent enough to kill her.
She is survived by two wonderful parents, a bunch of lovely friends, a few Fab India kurthas and the manuscripts she kept aside because of self-esteem issues. Her books, which are gifts, are to be returned to their respective senders. Her envelopes are to be sent to those who never replied to her letters. Her friends are to be told that her bad jokes will haunt them forever.
Her love is to be returned to her.
At her funeral, a quiet affair, she will collect the heartbeats of the hearts she will miss the most.
She will be mourned in silent heaves and self-reflective sighs by loved ones and lovers respectively.
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