Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ritu Mehra, Delhi University
The 152nd death.
[Text and photos sent by Ritu Mehra]
Another nobody has left this world without a preamble and has not left much behind as well. Ritu Mehra aka Amphitrite knew only herself and that too partially. A soon-to-be History graduate from University of Delhi with plans for a life in archaeology, she died on stage while performing King Richard III’s monologue (ACT I, SCENE 1) by Will Shakespeare.
‘The winter of her discontent’ took her away this Sunday.
Her parents and her little sister are not shocked at her dramatic end. She was a living drama. Nobody knew much about her apart from her family, including her cats.
Known to have no admirers, Ms Mehra died a virgin. A fan of Alexander Mcqueen and Coco Chanel, she was a fitness freak with a tongue laden with Urdu and Sanskrit.
Her funeral will take place in the distant hills. Almost everybody her parents knew has been invited, which she couldn’t prevent from happening. People are aggrieved at her parent’s loss and not at her.
Ms Mehra wanted to be cremated as she did not “want to claim unnecessary space on the planet and rot.” Her ashes will be offered to the five elements.
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