Our Self-Written Obituaries – Hetvi Jethwani, IIT Delhi
The 243rd death.
[Text and photo sent by Hetvi Jethwani]
The self-proclaimed “mad” scientist Hetvi died on her 42nd birthday doing what she loved, lying down in her comfortable hammock, reading. Sadly, death seized her before she could reach the end of her most recent read.
Also known to some by her online alias, BrainySaber, Hetvi was a literature, wordplay, and science enthusiast since her childhood. Had she been alive, she’d have chided the author of this obituary for not saying ‘mathematics and science’ instead of just ‘science’. While she didn’t live to be as significant as she thought she would be, the research group led by Hetvi and her college sweetheart made significant contributions to the field of Quantum Computing. The cause of her sudden death is still being investigated.
“I’ve been obsessed with 42 all my life, but what I couldn’t realize early enough was that the deep thought in arriving till 42 was what gave me the high. It is my last will that on the day I die, my home in India be inaugurated as a library open for all”, her testament reads.
You are cordially invited to the opening of the same.
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