Our Self-Written Obituaries – Aparna Tripathy, Bangalore
The 215th death.
[Text and photos sent by Aparna Tripathy]
Aparna Tripathy, 27, was found dead in her room, the movie Dead Poets Society nonchalantly playing on her laptop.
Ms Tripathy lived with Goofy and Pluto (dogs) and Hobbes (cat) in a small sea-facing house in Gokarna, Karnataka. Her essential material possessions were a Vespa, a camera, a laptop and a Nokia 1100. And, of course, many-many pictures of her friends who would visit her beach house.
The young lady often fantasized about joining the 27 club; in fact, she shared her birthday with Jimi Hendrix who died at 27. She often said -“Maybe, I’d become Cobain’s assistant out there. Or maybe start something like a Rolling Stones magazine up there. Or be Joplin’s hair dresser…”
Ms Tripathy wanted her loved ones to remember her for the love she had for all the beach dogs and how she named every single one of them, for the music playlists on her desktop arranged under the titles ‘sad’, ‘love’, ‘anger’ and so on, and for her one-line jokes.
She was thoroughly loved by her girlfriends. They are in grief.
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