Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ankita Raina, Delhi University
The 150th death.
[Text by Ankita Raina; photos by Anonymous and Rohini Bhat]
Ankita Raina, a student of English Literature in Delhi University and a proud misfit who lived her life in constant terror, died this Thursday morning in a most unusual way.
Her overloaded tiny bookshelf fell on her head while she was sleeping. With a copy of Toni Morrison’s Beloved in her hand and lines of stress apparent on her unusually large forehead, she had been recently diagnosed of ‘boringo’ syndrome and ‘plain as a paper’ disorder.
She is survived by her family of two loving grandmas, her parents and her brother whom she dearly loved. She was a loving sister, a wonderful daughter, an average granddaughter and a pathetic friend, but is missed anyway.
As per her wish, the funeral will be a close affair avoiding any unnecessary ceremonies and involving only her family.
She is remembered by her family, the people she liked to call her friends, her mustard-coloured diary, her daily cup of tea without sugar, and especially by the half-completed book by her side. To quote from the page she was on, “Something that is loved is never lost”.
Our Self-Written Obituaries invites people to write their obituary in 200 words. The idea is to share with the world how you will like to be remembered after you are gone. (May you live a long life, of course!) Please mail me your self-obit at firstname.lastname@example.org.