Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sadia Hashmi, Abul Fazal Enclave, Delhi
The 231st death.
[Text and photos sent by Sadia hashmi]
Sadia Hashmi, 25, was discovered dead in her study in New Delhi. She passed away while writing her autobiography. To our surprise, she was towards the end of the book. The last line of which reads – “…and she lived happily ever after…”
The story of her death is quite mysterious. Some people say she got suffocated by the great expectations of people around her. Had she been alive, she would have blamed narcissists for her death.
She strongly believed in humanity. It was very difficult for her to see people suffering.
People often called her feminist. Although she enjoyed all sorts of freedom during her life time, she still found herself in chains at many places. For this she blamed her introvert and shy nature.
She took her master’s degree in English literature. She had the privilege of enjoying life in a small town, country side and of course, in metropolitan city.
Ms Hashmi took her inspiration from eminent writer Tabish Khair. For her he kept a special place being her guide and a mentor. The moment of utmost happiness for her was when she met Arundhati Roy, she couldn’t believe her eyes, as she has always loved and admired her greatly.
If one wants to read her heart and soul together, they must visit Bogmalo beach in Goa. There she has buried all her thoughts and secrets.
She is survived by her mother, husband, siblings, a small library, her dreams, unfinished short stories, published and unpublished poems.
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