Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shadman Alvi, Chattarpur, Delhi
The 238th death.
[Text and photos sent by Shadman Alvi]
It was a cold frigid winter evening when the news broke out. Shadman Alvi, 62, was found lying cold on the floor of his small house in a city suburb.
“It was a heart-attack,” the reports confirmed.
The room Mr Alvi leaves behind reflects his life’s simplicity. It includes his favorite pale-yellow lights, a money-plant vine that he named Dobby, a window-side bed and a wall, painted black. The Urdu poster on the wall reads, ‘Khushi zahir choti-choti cheezon mein hai’, which translates to, ‘Happiness is found in small-small things’. These were his mother’s words.
Mr Alvi’s tombstone reads—‘Inshallah,’ or God-willing.
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