Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sayesta Yamin, Moti Bagh
The 191st death.
[Text and photos sent by Sayesta Yamin]
Sayesta Yamin finally succumbed to melancholia. Hers was a daily struggle between optimism and grave despair, until she finally gave up.
Her diary entries reveal that she knew about her imminent death the day she lost the urge to buy new books. During her last few moments, she gasped for a ray of sunshine but her tiny South Delhi flat offered her none.
As was predicted by her friends, she had her earphones on and was listening to ‘Asleep’ by the Smith’s, when her heart gave away. A note was left for her parents in which Ms Yamin finally admitted her deep love for them. As per her last wish, she wanted a memorial service to be held before her funeral, with her lover eulogizing her life.
There was no lover to be found.
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