Thursday, March 31, 2011


Shakti Bhatt died at the age of 26 on the morning of April 1,2007. She was almost like my daughter. What I would not have done for her ! Whatever I wrote during the bried period I had known her, I wrote for her. I wrote "The Kaoboys of R&AW" to make her happy, to help launch her into her career as a publisher. It was not to be.Before I could complete it, she passed away after a brief illness. The book, published with her in the world no more, brought me fame and money.But of what use fame and money with Shakti no more.

I cry for Shakti. What else can I do?

My heart bleeds for her parents and husband. What else can it do?

I sometimes hold it half a sin
To put in words the grief I feel;
For words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the Soul within. ( From Alfred Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam )